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CalWEP and AWE Hosted Breakout Session at California Water Data Summit

CalWEP and AWE Hosted Breakout Session at California Water Data Summit

Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

California Data Collaborative (CaWD)'s Second Annual Water Data Summit took place August 24-25th at Stanford Graduate School of Business. This two-day event featured interactive panels on how big water data integration is supporting water managers in California.

Mary Ann Dickinson of the California Water Efficiency Partnership and the Alliance for Water Efficiency chaired Thursday's Breakout Session from 1:30pm-3:00pm and addressed the Outdoor Water Savings Research Initiative. CalWEP's Lisa Cuellar spoke about Sustainable Landscaping ROI Tools.

Click here to view the presentations and other related resources.

Highlights

  • WaterSMART Program: Drought Funding Opportunities for 2018

  • The Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program released funding opportunities for 2018.  Both funding opportunities focus on solving issues related to drought in the Western United States.
  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F007 provides up to $200,000 financial support for applicants that need to develop or update a drought contingency plan.  Projects that develop a new Drought Contingency Plan or update an existing Drought Contingency Plan are eligible for funding.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 7, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Mr. Kevin Connolly.
  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F008 provides two different funding groups for projects that will increase water management flexibility and improve the resiliency of water resources throughout the West.  Drought resiliency projects mitigate the effects of drought by increasing the reliability of water supplies, improving water management, and providing benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment.  In Funding Group I, the federal government will fund up to $300,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  In Funding Group II, the federal government will fund up to $750,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 13, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Mr. Josh German.