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.


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.


The Western Riverside County Active Transportation Plan (ATP) aims to improve transportation choices within the region for the benefit of all residents, employees, and visitors by identifying regional facilities to provide more transportation options. The ATP is using the WRCOG's Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, completed in 2010, as a starting point for developing an active transportation network of regionally significant facilities, based on input from member agencies.

Water Quality

WRCOG completed a study in 2015 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.