The California Urban Water Conservation Council was created to increase efficient water use statewide through partnerships among urban water agencies, public interest organizations, and private entities. The Council’s goal is to integrate urban water conservation Best Management Practices into the planning and management of California’s water resources.
A historic Memorandum of Understanding was signed by nearly 100 urban water agencies and environmental groups in December, 1991. Since then the Council has grown to over 290 members. Those signing the MOU pledge to develop and implement fourteen comprehensive conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs).
Direction for the Council is from a Steering Committee comprised of eight Group 1 members and eight Group 2 members, both with voting privileges, plus four Group 3 and an ad hoc representative from the Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation. Representatives from Group 1 and Group 2 alternate annually in holding the leadership office. A representative from Group 3 acts as Secretary-Treasurer.
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