Growing Water Smart California Workshop

June 3, 2024 - June 5, 2024

The California Growing Water Smart: Integrated Water and Land Use Planning Workshop is an application-based 3-day workshop designed to help communities address their unique land and water use needs.

The Land and Water Challenge:

California is navigating significant uncertainty around water availability, requiring local jurisdictions to fundamentally rethink water use and to assume new leadership roles.

Historically, planning for water resources and land use have been conducted separately. Yet, where and how we build impacts the quantity of water needed and the quality of water that supports our ecosystems.

Elected officials, water resource managers, and land use planners can increase resilience and create water smart communities even as populations grow by collaborating to identify and implement strategies that address local and regional water concerns.

The Growing Water Smart workshop brings key community decision makers on water and land use planning together to collaborate on sustainable water use. The workshop utilizes a range of public engagement, planning, communication, and policy implementation tools to help community teams realize their water efficiency, watershed health, and water resilience goals.

This workshop is made possible by the Sonoran Institute, Babbitt Center for Land and Water PolicyWater Education for Latino Leaders and our partner the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District.