Conservation links

Local and regional organizations promoting water conservation and sustainable landscape resources.


Alliance for Water Efficiency

Resources on the efficient and sustainable use of water, including an online tool for calculating your water use in the home.

California Water Efficiency Partnership

Water conservation tips, products, handbooks and guides, events, and more developed by a consortium of urban water agencies, public interest organizations, and private entities.

Department of Water Resources (DWR) Office of Water Use Efficiency

Provides support for energy-efficient use of water and stewardship of California's water resources.

Save Our Water

Provides ideas for creating a beautiful, water-efficient garden, tools for calculating your water use, and fun ways for kids to save water.

Water conservation services and resources for residents, business and industry, and local governments.


Helps consumers choose water-efficient appliances. A program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Wholly H20

Offers locally-adapted solutions for water conservation and water-wise practices, including use and re-use of rain, storm, gray and black water.

Landscape and Irrigation

California Center for Urban Horticulture

Provides strategies and practices for conserving water and improving water efficiency for the landscape industry and local and state agencies. 

California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS)

Helps irrigators manage water resources efficiently using hourly, daily and monthly local weather data.

Irrigation Association (IA)

IA is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. IA works to improve industry proficiency, advocate sound water management, and grow demand for water efficient products and services. 

Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)

QWEL is an EPA WaterSense labeled professional certification in irrigation system audits. Attend a training or hire a QWEL professional to increase irrigation efficieny.

Rescape California

Resources and ideas for home gardeners, landscape professionals, and local governments to create beautiful and healthy sustainable landscapes and gardens.

Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT)

SWAT is committed to identifying, testing and promoting innovative irrigation technologies and related best practices that improve water-use efficiency.

For your business

Bay Area Green Business Program

Assistance for businesses to conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and shrink their carbon footprint.

Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) 

California's Title-24 Energy Codes regulate energy efficiency in homes, which also can translate to water efficiency. Use this e-tool to select water heaters that are right for you.