WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow)

The American West faces serious water challenges. Wide-spread drought, increased populations, aging infrastructure, and environmental requirements all strain existing water and hydropower resources. Adequate and safe water supplies are fundamental to the health, economy, and security of the country. Through WaterSMART, Reclamation will continue to work cooperatively with states, tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and attention to local water conflicts.

Announcements


  • Applied Science Grants Funding Opportunity Available

    The Bureau of Reclamation has published a funding opportunity for the Fiscal Year 2021 WaterSMART Applied Science Grants, which supports for projects to develop hydrologic information and water management tools and improve modeling and forecasting capabilities. Applicants under this opportunity may request funding to develop hydrologic information and water management tools and improve modeling and forecasting capabilities to increase water supply reliability. Applicants may request up to $200,000 for projects to be completed within two years. A 50% non-federal cost share is required. Applications are due on April 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. MDT. Read the Funding Opportunity →

  • Funding opportunity available for 2021 Water Marketing Strategy Grants

    2021 Water Marketing Strategy Funding OpportunityThe Bureau of Reclamation has published a funding opportunity for the Fiscal Year 2021 WaterSMART Water Marketing Strategy Grants, which supports the development water marketing strategies to increase water supply reliability. Applicants under this opportunity may request funding to develop a water marketing strategy to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities. Applicants may request up to $200,000 for projects to be completed within two years and up to $400,000 for projects that can be completed within three years. A 50% non-federal cost share is required. See funding opportunity →

  • Reclamation Publishes Small-scale Water Efficiency Program Funding Opportunity

    The Bureau of Reclamation has published a notice of funding opportunity for the WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects. The notice of funding opportunity is available on grants.gov by searching for opportunity number R21AS00300. Applications are due on March 18, 2020, at 4 p.m. MDT. View Funding Opportunity →

  • Reclamation selects two water recycling and reuse projects to receive $9.5 million

    The Bureau of Reclamation is providing $9.5 million to two congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects. This WaterSMART Program funds the planning, design, and construction of water recycling and reuse projects in partnership with local government entities. Read More →

Open Funding Opportunities

The 2021 Small-Scale Water Efficiency Project funding opportunity launched on January 19, 2021. It closes on March 18, 2021, at 4 p.m. MDT.

Fiscal Year 2021 Water Marketing Strategy Funding Opportunity was posted on February 3, 2021. It closes on April 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. MST.

Fiscal year 2021 Applied Science Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement is now available. It closes on April 21, 2021, at 4 p.m. MDT.


WaterSMART Data Visualization

A screenshot of map showing WaterSMART projects in the Western United States
Data Visualization


WaterSMART Progress Report 2010 - 2016

WaterSMART Progress Report 2010-2016 Cover
Progress Report Fact Sheet


Weather- and Soil Moisture-Based Landscape Irrigation Scheduling Devices

WaterSMART Progress Report 2010-2016 Cover
Weather- and Soil Moisture-Based Landscape Irrigation Scheduling - Review Report
Weather-Based Devices - Summary
Soil Moisture-Based Devices - Summary

Last Updated: 2/24/21