Western Riverside County's residents, businesses, organizations, and public agencies want to ensure expected growth produces a successful, sustainable, and resilient subregion that current and future generations will continue to enjoy. WRCOG works to address these issues through its various planning initiatives.

Resilient IE

WRCOG, in coordination with the San Bernardino County Transportation Commission (SBCTA), is developing a Regional Adaptation Toolkit for Transportation Infrastructure, known as "Resilient IE", to support regional efforts to prepare for and mitigate risks associated with climate adaptation and transportation infrastructure.  This project is funded by a $680k Caltrans grant.  For more information on the project and progress to date, click here

Climate Action Plan 

WRCOG received grant funding from the Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program to prepare an update and expansion to WRCOG’s Subregional Climate Action Plan (CAP), branded CAP Update. The CAP Update will include a comprehensive update to greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and GHG emissions reduction strategies for all sectors and establishes GHG targets for the year 2050 for all WRCOG member jurisdictions.  For more information on this project, please visit the project website here.


WRCOG completed a Sustainability Framework in December 2012 to provide a starting point for dialogue about sustainability and its importance to the region and outline a vision and goals for quality of life in Western Riverside County.  WRCOG completed a Subregional Climate Action Plan (CAP), entitled "CAPtivate Western Riverside County" in June 2014 that recommends strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CAPtivate also includes a study on Climate Adaptation and Resiliency, and a Model Book to assist with implementation of recommended CAP measures.

Water Quality

WRCOG completed a study in 2016 to analyze the opportunities and constraints that new development and redevelopment projects confront in meeting recently enacted requirements for on-site control and dispersal of stormwater runoff. WRCOG evaluated the feasibility of developing a regional water quality mitigation program to meet MS4 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit provisions for alternative compliance.