Water Conservation


Save water! Find information about how to save water through the wise development, control, protection, management and use of water resources.

WaterWise Gardening

Oregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

A selection of online courses, publications, and plant profiles for water efficient landscaping. Primarily for Oregon state residents, but of use to all.

Water Conservation

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

A collection of bibliographies and links to information about water conservation as related to agriculture.

Water Quality, Conservation, Drought and Irrigation

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Publications and other resources on water use, soil moisture management, water quality and water conservation including the publication Measuring and Conserving Irrigation Water.

Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch

USDA. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

A bulletin available for purchase and online access on the topic of successful water management systems for farmers and ranchers.


Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides information about water use efficiency and the WaterSense product labeling program for homeowners and businesses including irrigation technology.

Water Conservation

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

A fact sheet covering drought tolerant plants and efficient irrigation systems for residential and farm applications.

Water Conservation Field Services Program

Department of the Interior. Bureau of Reclamation.

Information about planning and technical assistance, new technologies, educational programs, publications, local contacts for the Western United States, a glossary and other links. Other special interest is Achieving Efficient Water Management: A Guidebook for Preparing Agricultural Water Conservation Plans (2.3 MB | PDF).

Soil and Water Conservation in Semi-Arid Areas

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Land and Water Development Division.

This report covers soil conservation, water conservation principles and methods, water harvesting and use, applications for water conservation and similar topics for semi-arid lands.