Updated 2002. The 24-page Layperson's Guide to Water Conservation discusses how what was once just a response to drought has become part of everyday life for all Westerners in recognition of a key fact: water conservation is important every year, not just in drought years. This guide explains how the West’s natural climate includes extensive drought cycles and how water conservation can help stretch the available supply to meet new demands. The guide includes sections on agricultural water use and conservation practices, urban conservation and Best Management Practices, and what homeowners can do around their homes and yards to save water. Order in bulk (10 or more copies of the same guide) for a reduced fee. Contact the Foundation, 916-444-6240, for details.