The IWRB is responsible for planning for the conservation, development, use, and management of water resources in the state of Idaho. Primary planning efforts of the IWRB include production of:
- The Idaho State Water Plan – Summarizes policies which are the guiding framework for water resource management in Idaho.
- Comprehensive Basin Plans – Inventorying and assessing regional water resources in a specific river basin, waterway, aquifer, or geologic areas so that the values are protected.
- Comprehensive Aquifer Plans – Addressing future water needs and proactively avoiding conflicts over competing water needs in the future.
- State Protected River Plans