Metropolitan’s Innovative Conservation Program (ICP) provides funding in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and the Central Arizona Project (CAP) for research that will evaluate the water savings potential and reliability of innovative water savings devices, technologies and strategies.
New projects are identified and evaluated every other year. The next round of funding is scheduled for 2016. All interested parties including public, private or nonprofit organizations are eligible for funding.
To receive notice when the 2016 ICP is available or for additional information, contact:
Water Resources Management Group
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Valvette Systems LittleValve Water Savings
This project was designed and undertaken to quantify the water savings of LittleValve sprinkler products compared to existing irrigation products on the market.
Univ. of Calif. Riverside Leaching Requirements for Turf Grass Salinity Management and Water Conservation
This project investigated the effects of hyper saline water on rye grass across various irrigation profiles. December 2011 final report March 2012 update
Central Basin Municipal Water District Water Savings in Disadvantaged Communities
This study evaluates water needs, savings and the rebate process, and sought to reduce imported water demands, reduce stress on the Bay Delta, improve water supply reliability and meet conservation objectives.
Irvine Ranch Water District / California Department of Water Resources
(DWR) Evapotranspiration (ET) Data Protocol
The objective of the project was to provide ET in an easily accessible, standard usable format throughout the entire state.
Koeller and Company Field Study of the
AQUS® Water Saving Device
The AQUS® system captures the untreated graywater from the bathroom
lavatory sink, filters and disinfects it, and uses it to flush a tank-type gravity-fed toilet,
thereby conserving the potable water normally used for flushing.
Global Energy Partners, LLC Condensing Boiler Economizers
The objective of this report is to evaluate benefits associated with condensing boiler economizers.
Fytogreen Pacific, Inc., and Cal Poly Pomona Water Conservation Using Fytogreen
The experiment was designed to test the effectiveness of a soil amendment for water efficiency and increase turf grass quality.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Plant Selector App & Supporting Web Services
This project developed a tool to easily connect homeowner to drought-tolerant plants using mobile device technology to increase water conservation. Project Project Overview