Salinity Management GuideWelcome and Thank You for visiting the Salinity Management Guide website! This site is designed for landscape designers, park managers and anyone else using recycled water for landscape irrigation.

The Salinity Management Guide is the only database of its kind that provides information on the effects of water quality on plants, soils and water application systems.

The resources you will find on this website include:
The Salinity Management Guide website is maintained by the Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC) and National Water Research Institute (NWRI).

SCSC was founded in 2002 by a group of Southern California water and wastewater agencies to better manage salinity in our water supplies. SCSC's member agencies include the Eastern Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Irvine Ranch Water District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Water District, San Diego County Water Authority, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Santa Ana Project Watershed Authority, and West Basin Municipal Water District. NWRI administers the SCSC on behalf of its members. Please visit www.socalsalinity.org for more information.

NWRI was founded in 1991 by a group of California water and wastewater agencies in partnership with the Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation to promote the protection, maintenance, and restoration of water supplies and to protect the freshwater and marine environments through the development of cooperative research work. NWRI’s member agencies include Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Irvine Ranch Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Water District, and West Basin Municipal Water District. Please visit www.nwri-usa.org for more information.

The "Salinity Management Guide" is available on an interactive, user friendly CD-ROM.  For a complimentary copy of the CD please contact Gina Melin Vartanian at gmelin@nwri-usa.org.

The Salinity Management Guide was sponsored by the following organizations:
For questions or comments, please contact Gina Melin Vartanian at (714) 378-3278 or email gmelin@nwri-usa.org.