Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:
Agency:U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) - Bureau of Reclamation
Legal References:Public Law 111-11 Subtitle F – SECURE Water (2009)

Through WaterSMART, the Bureau of Reclamation works with states, tribes, local governments, and non-governmental organizations to secure and stretch water supplies for use by existing and future generations to benefit people, the economy, and the environment, and identifies adaptive measures needed to address climate change and future demands. The program establishes a framework to provide federal leadership and assistance on the efficient use of water, integrate water and energy policies to support the sustainable use of all natural resources, and coordinate the water conservation activities of the various Interior offices. Reclamation plays a key role in the WaterSMART program as the Department’s main water management agency. Focused on improving water conservation and helping water and resource managers make wise decisions about water use, Reclamation’s portion of the WaterSMART program is achieved through administration of grants, scientific studies, technical assistance, and scientific expertise.

Last modified: Mon, 19 May 2014 15:30:11 CEST