Nevadans encouraged to share input, shape Nevada’s water future

Nevadans encouraged to share input, shape the future of water management across the state

Today, the Nevada Division of Water Resources released a survey to gather input from the public on all aspects of water management in Nevada to help guide development of an updated State Water Plan. The survey is available online at now through December 15, 2021.

The new State Water Plan will serve as a high-level policy and planning guide focused on addressing Nevada’s many complex water challenges, including the increasing demand for limited water resources, floods, prolonged drought, dam safety, and sustainment of our wetlands and freshwater ecosystems – all within the over-arching context of Nevada’s rapidly growing population and the accelerating impacts of climate change occurring in all corners of the state.  

“Nevada is in a critical time of water management,” said Adam Sullivan, State Engineer/Nevada Division of Water Resources Administrator. “As the driest and one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, the demands on our limited water resources make thoughtful and strategic water management in Nevada more important than ever. We look forward to engaging with Nevada’s communities and gaining key insights through the State Water Plan public survey to support a sustainable, vibrant water future in the years ahead.”

For more information or to participate in the public survey, visit