Water Ways Report

The County of San Diego Office of Sustainability and Environmental Justice (OSEJ) and Department of Public Works (DPW) are leading a regional assessment of drought management and water use best practices. The assessment will identify drought and water use strategies that align with California's Water Supply Strategy, address needs and opportunities for water resource management within the San Diego Region (Region), and incorporate feedback from diverse stakeholders across the Region. 

The report is referred to as the Water Ways Report, and will include information on: 

  • The whole region, including local municipalities, Imperial County, and binational cities
  • Stormwater collection and reuse at County parks and facilities
  • Water diversion, collection, and reuse on County roads and highways 
  • Incentives for stormwater collection and water reuse integration into affordable housing developments 
  • Identifying financial risks caused by extreme weather conditions 
  • Identifying financial investments needed for resilience approaches 
  • Researching what other jurisdictions are doing with graywater reuse
  • Identifying risks, opportunities, and incentives related to water and agriculture within the Region

The Water Ways Report will be presented as a report for public review and comment. Please stay tuned for future updates on the report’s status and plans to present the information for public review and comment. 

The Board Letter and Minute Order from September 14, 2022 Board of Supervisors Meeting and Video (1:35:00-1:50:00), are available for public viewing.

You are welcome to email Kimberly.Greene@sdcounty.ca.gov for additional information. 

October 18, 2023: 2nd Water Assembly

September 6, 2023 at 5:30 PM: Special Topic in Sustainable Agriculture

August 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM: Stormwater Reuse in Affordable Housing

August 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM: Greywater Reuse

July 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

July 12, 2023 at 5:30 PM: Stormwater Collection

June 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM: Financial Risks & Investments due to extreme weather conditions caused by drought

April 26, 2023: Water Assembly - Kick off Event
  • Presentation Slides (coming soon) and Recording 

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