Growing Water Smart California Applications Due

April 19, 2024

The Sonoran Institute, Babbitt Center for Land and Water PolicyWater Education for Latino Leaders and our partner the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, are accepting applications from entities in California that are interested in participating in the Growing Water Smart training and assistance program.

This workshop is targeted to serve municipal, county, and water retailers with in the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (SBVMWD) service area, however California communities not served by the SBVMWD are also welcome to apply.

Location: University of Redlands
Date: June 3-5, 2024
Eligibility: Counties, municipalities, and water retailers served by the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District.
Cost: The workshop is free for accepted teams, including meals. Participants cover their own travel.

Participants in this program gain:

  • Insight. A better understanding of how land use and climatic trends impact water supply and demand at the state and local level.
  • Flexibility. The strategies and tools to integrate water and land use planning to better adapt to change and uncertainty.
  • Engagement. Decision makers from multiple disciplines, departments, agencies and organizations establish common goals around water.
  • Clarity. Clear and concise language to communicate goals around water resilience and gain support for proposed actions.
  • Collaboration. A regional professional relationship exchange with your peers.
  • A path forward. An action plan tailored to your community’s needs.
  • Follow up. Post-workshop resources to carry out your goals.

Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2024, 5:00 PM PT.


Please contact to let us know your intent to apply so that we may support you.