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In honor of World Water Day last month, WaterSmart Software interviewed citizens...

AWE - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:21
In honor of World Water Day last month, WaterSmart Software interviewed citizens to see what they knew about resource scarcity and water use. Check out their responses and test your knowledge in this video.



World Water Day 2014 - Water Smarts Interviews
Interviews with folks on the street regarding their views of water resource scarcity and water use.

Congrats to AWE member, Water District #132 in Northwest Houston for their work...

AWE - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:45
Congrats to AWE member, Water District #132 in Northwest Houston for their work with the Cypresswood Water Conservation Garden. The Garden has been certified as a Sustainable Site - one of only three in Texas. The site demonstrates how to sustain a landscape with rain water alone. For more information about the garden and its innovative practices - click here!


Small community water garden receives big accolades « Cypresswood Water Conservation Garden
www.cwcgtx.com
By Debra Ford On April 2, 2014 · No Comments CYPRESSWOOD WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN ONE OF ONLY THREE GARDENS IN TEXAS CERTIFIED AS A SUSTAINABLE SITECan you imagine watering your yard with drinking water? You wouldn’t, would you? But, you are. Every drop of water used by a homeowner in the landscape...

Missed our recent webinars on working with your local State Broadcasters Associa...

AWE - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:43
Missed our recent webinars on working with your local State Broadcasters Association to educate customers statewide about water issues and updates to our Never Waste campaign? Check out our archived webinars here to get up to speed!


AWE Webinars
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
PowerPointRecordingReportsACEEE-AWE's Tackling the Nexus: Exemplary Programs that Save Both Energy and WaterWestern Resource Advocates' Conservation Synergy: The Case for Integrating Water and Energy Efficiency Programs

Today the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a partnership of global leaders...

AWE - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:35
Today the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a partnership of global leaders in sustainable water management, released the International Water Stewardship Standard, the first globally applicable framework to promote sustainable freshwater use. Learn more about the standard here!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Water is a shared resource critical for human health, driving the economy, and maintaining freshwater species. Yet due to a myriad of factors, including growing demand, climate change and pollution, freshwater in many regions is increasingly at risk.The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a partne...

Our President Mary Ann Dickinson, alongside our Board members Kelly Kopp and Car...

AWE - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:10
Our President Mary Ann Dickinson, alongside our Board members Kelly Kopp and Carole Baker, accepts AWE's U.S. Water Prize last night at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. Thank you to everyone for your support and for celebrating with us!

Today in Washington DC, the Alliance for Water Efficiency will be awarded the 20...

AWE - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:19
Today in Washington DC, the Alliance for Water Efficiency will be awarded the 2014 U.S. Water Prize by the U.S. Water Alliance and recognized for our work as a leading force for water efficiency and conservation. We could not have done it without the support and contributions of our members and partners. Help us celebrate by sharing this U.S. Water Prize logo today! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/OsZLvk

Check out this Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel piece on how AWE member H2OS...

AWE - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:30
Check out this Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel piece on how AWE member H2OScore, and their new service MeterHero, allows water customers to track their electricity, gas, and water use in real time and make changes. More information means more empowered customers!


Meter Hero lets residents track use and save energy
www.jsonline.com
Meter Hero lets smartphone users combine all their utility meter readings and manage how they use electricity, natural gas and water.

As part of a new series showcasing Exemplary Programs of its members, AWE will h...

AWE - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:34
As part of a new series showcasing Exemplary Programs of its members, AWE will host a webinar April 16 on innovative outdoor water conservation program ideas and examples that have been tested and proven successful. Karen Guz, Director of Conservation for the San Antonio Water System, will share on-the-ground innovative and practical strategies that can be undertaken by any water supplier wishing to better manage outdoor water use. Register here: http://bit.ly/QIOWY6

How well do you know your water math? Learn the difference between withdrawals v...

AWE - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:00
How well do you know your water math? Learn the difference between withdrawals versus consumption to get smart on our true water situation.


To Understand Water, Learn the Math
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
OK, I’ll admit to being a bit of a geek when it comes to water numbers. I never got all that excited about algebra in school, and college calculus was a real struggle. But water numbers fascinate...

How are Californians adjusting to water shortages? With drought-tolerant landsca...

AWE - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:51
How are Californians adjusting to water shortages? With drought-tolerant landscapes and efficient irrigation systems to help reduce outdoor water use.


Brown Is the New Green
www.nytimes.com
Many Californians are facing the reality that in the arid West, a water-gobbling swath of lawn is no longer realistic.

As utilities increasingly need to raise rates while asking customers to conserve...

AWE - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:30
As utilities increasingly need to raise rates while asking customers to conserve, it's more important than ever to communicate with customers in a way that resonates. Check out this blog post from the UNC Environmental Finance Center on a recent panel discussion of this topic and 8 communications strategies to build public trust and communicate your message effectively.


Eight Communications Strategies to Help Water Utilities
efc.web.unc.edu
Communications strategies to help water utilities communicate effectively, re-brand the water utility, and build public trust.

Why do companies like Facebook and eBay monitor their energy and water consumpti...

AWE - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:37
Why do companies like Facebook and eBay monitor their energy and water consumption? The ability to visualize their use helps them drive behavior and make decisions. The same goes for water customers!


Why Facebook, eBay Measure Power And Water Consumption In Their Data Centers
www.forbes.com
Cloud services companies like Facebook and eBay have a vested interest in making their data centers as energy-efficient and water-efficient as possible, not just because it makes for a good public relations message but because they can't scale operationally without these metrics in place. Because me...

In honor of World Water Day tomorrow, we estimated the impact of the implementat...

AWE - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:57
In honor of World Water Day tomorrow, we estimated the impact of the implementation of the Energy Policy Act, which mandated more efficient toilets (and other fixtures) - and which celebrates its 20th birthday this year. The results were astonishing. Check out the power of plumbing + policy in our infographic and find more information here: http://bit.ly/1r7nQYb

Today, delivering on a commitment in the President's Climate Action Plan, the Wh...

AWE - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:22
Today, delivering on a commitment in the President's Climate Action Plan, the White House launched the Climate Data Initiative, an ambitious new effort bringing together commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities. In support of this initiative, AWE commits to helping businesses, communities and consumers prepare for the impacts of climate change through the sustainable use of water. Learn more about what we plan to do and the Initiative here!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
On March 19, 2014, delivering on a commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the White House launched the Climate Data Initiative, an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to…

Is your community celebrating EPA WaterSense Fix A Leak Week? If so, how? Learn...

AWE - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:36
Is your community celebrating EPA WaterSense Fix A Leak Week? If so, how? Learn more about the 6th annual week devoted to fixing leaks nationwide and how many communities - including many AWE members - are celebrating the occasion through events, contests and more. http://1.usa.gov/1gKmbiP

Join us in about an hour on Twitter to support the EPA WaterSense Twitter party...

AWE - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:12
Join us in about an hour on Twitter to support the EPA WaterSense Twitter party for #FixaLeak Week. Did you know we have consumer friendly information and "how to" videos for finding and fixing leaks on our Home-Water-Works website? Plus, find more videos on our YouTube page!


Water Leaks - Checks and Repairs | Home Water Works
www.home-water-works.org
Minimizing water leaks, both obvious and invisible, is an important part of saving water in your home.

WaterWorld TV, which provides industry related news to engineers, managers, and...

AWE - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:51
WaterWorld TV, which provides industry related news to engineers, managers, and consultants worldwide, recently interviewed our very own Mary Ann Dickinson on AWE's mission and why we're so thrilled to be honored with the U.S. Water Prize. Watch her interview here starting at the 2:50 mark!


WaterWorld Weekly Newscast - Water Utility News & Projects
www.waterworld.com

AWE will be kicking off the 6th annual Fix a Leak Week by taking part in the EPA...

AWE - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:39
AWE will be kicking off the 6th annual Fix a Leak Week by taking part in the EPA WaterSense Fix a Leak Week Twitter party – and you should too! Join us Monday, March 17, 2-3 p.m. EST and use #fixaleak to take part in the conversation and get tips on how to find and fix leaks in your home.

Do you know how much water you use? Are you sure? A recent study shows that Amer...

AWE - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:24
Do you know how much water you use? Are you sure? A recent study shows that Americans drastically underestimate the water they use - and use twice as much as they think they do. Find out how much water you actually use at home with our water calculator at Home-Water-Works.org.


http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-americans-underestimate-personal-water-usage-study-says
www.latimes.com

The March edition of Water Efficiency Watch is now available! Get up to speed on...

AWE - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:00
The March edition of Water Efficiency Watch is now available! Get up to speed on legislative updates related to national and state efficiency bills, new standards for commercial clothes washers, the California drought and much more.


Water Efficiency Watch Newsletter March 2014
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Water Efficiency Watch Newsletter March 2014

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