IRWM Funding

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Planning is a process by which multiple agencies within a region work collaboratively to better the region’s water quality and supply in an inclusive way.  The Coachella Valley Regional Water Management Group includes the valley’s five water purveyors and one wastewater agency, who have come together to improve water resource planning and management for the entire region.

IRWMP Fact Sheet

Prop 1 Funding Map

Prop 1

PROPOSITION 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act passed by California voters in November 2014. Administered by DWR, Proposition 1 includes funding for the IRWM Grant Program. This bond act provides $7.545 billion for various water related purposes and $510 million for Integrated Regional Water Management Planning efforts. This IRWMP funding is allocated by region with $22.5 million for the Colorado River Region.

Proposition 1 Grant Funding

Grant Solicitation NameNumber of Projects FundedTotal Grant AwardCurrent Status
Planning Grant1$211,982Complete
Prop 1 DAC Involvement3$1,118,030Underway
Implementation – Round 14$3,825,383Underway
TOTAL8$5,155,395

What types of projects are contemplated?
The intent of Proposition 1 is to encourage integrated regional strategies for management of water resources. Proposition 1 will fund projects that use multiple strategies resulting in multiple benefits. Such projects would include one or more of the following elements:

IRWM Plan ObjectivePossible Project Elements
Reduce Water DemandAgricultural Water Use Efficiency
Urban Water Use Efficiency
Improve Operational Efficiency & TransfersConveyance
System Reoperation
Water Transfers
Increase Water SupplyConjunctive Management & Groundwater Storage Desalination – Brackish & Seawater
Precipitation Enhancement
Recycled Municipal Water
Surface Storage – CALFED
Surface Storage – Local
Improve Water QualityDrinking Water Treatment and Distribution
Groundwater/Aquifer Remediation
Matching Quality to Use
Pollution Prevention
Urban Runoff Management
Practice Resource StewardshipAgricultural Lands Stewardship
Economic Incentives (Loans, Grants, and Water Pricing)
Ecosystem Restoration
Floodplain Management
Recharge Areas Protection
Urban Land Use Management
Water‐Dependent Recreation
Watershed Management

Prop 84

PROPOSITION 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Costal Protection Act was passed by California voters in November 2006. Administered by State of California Department of Water Resources, known as DWR, Proposition 84 included funding for the IRWM Grant Program. This bond act provided $5.4 billion for various water related purposes and $1 billion for Integrated Regional Water Management Planning efforts. This IRWMP funding was allocated by region with $36 million for the Colorado River Region and $100m in unallocated funding.

Proposition 84 Grant Funding

Grant Solicitation NameNumber of Projects FundedTotal Grant AwardCurrent Status
Planning Grant1$1,000,000Complete
DAC Outreach Grant1$500,000Complete
Implementation – Round 14$4,000,000Complete
Implementation – Round 28$5,240,000Complete
Implementation – Round 32$5,270,636Complete
Implementation – Round 46$2,361,627Underway
TOTAL22$18,372,263