Coachella Valley Urban Water Management Plan

See Key Documents for a list of UWMP related documents.


California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act (Act) requires urban water suppliers in the state to adopt a Regional Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) every five years. The UWMP includes:

  • A forecast of a supplier’s water demands and available supplies for the next 20 years
  • An assessment of the reliability of those supplies during drought.
  • The programs a water supplier has in place to encourage water use efficiency
  • Actions that suppliers could take to reduce demands in times of constrained supply

For the 2020 planning cycle, six agencies in the Coachella Valley are collaborating to develop a Regional Coachella Valley UWMP (CV UWMP). The CV UWMP will meet each agency’s obligations under the Act, and demonstrate a collaborative approach to managing regional water resources while encouraging water use efficiency.

The project builds on the partnership among many of the CVRWMG agencies. A public review draft of the CV UWMP will be released in the spring of 2021. The final document must be adopted by each agency’s governing board and then submitted to the state by July 1, 2021.

CV UWMP Participants

Get Involved!

There are several ways the public can get involved to learn about and inform the CV UWMP from December 2020 through April 2021.

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Attend CV UWMP Public Workshops

Date & TimeNameLocationMeeting Description
Monday, December 14, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop #1: Community Values and Plan OverviewVia Zoom
In this educational and interactive workshop, attendees weighed in on things like drought response measures and Plan outcomes that are most important to them. To set the stage, the project team gave an overview of local water supplies and the Plan (e.g. Plan requirements, Plan contents, etc.). The workshop incorporate interactive activities and open discussion. The input collected during this workshop will be summarized and used to inform the final Plan.

Download the workshop slides.
Watch the workshop recording, part 1.
Watch the workshop recording, part 2.
March 2021Workshop #2: Preview of the Future Water Supply PlanVia Zoom

In this educational workshop, the project team will present a summary of the community input provided in workshop #1 and the community engagement board, and how this input was used to inform the Plan. The agencies will overview key Plan elements and assumptions. Next, we will facilitate an open conversation to give voice to any remaining questions or concerns regarding the recommended portfolio. The input collected during this workshop will be summarized and used to inform the final CV UWMP. The draft CV UWMP will be opened for public comment following this workshop in spring 2021.

Share Input on the Public Engagement Board

Stakeholders are invited to share their input on the Social Pinpoint virtual public engagement board through January 31, 2021. This easy-to-use platform allows the public to share the water related values and outcomes that are most important to you, all in an accessible, anonymous format and available in multiple languages.

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Take a Quick Survey. Rank the water related values and outcomes that are most important to you by completing our survey.
  • Share Your Values. Share what’s most important to you related to our community’s water resources on the ideas wall.

Submit Public Comment on the CV UWMP

The draft CV UWMP will be opened for a public review and comment period in April 2021. All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the public comment period.

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