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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! As we swing into summer, don't forget to spruce up t...

AWE - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:07
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! As we swing into summer, don't forget to spruce up that sprinkler system. A small change can mean big water savings! #NeverWaste


Can mobile apps help change customer habits and reduce water use during times of...

AWE - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:48
Can mobile apps help change customer habits and reduce water use during times of drought? What other apps do we need to change how people think about water?


Video Feature: As California Thirsts, These Apps Help Save Water
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Some of these apps help track one’s own water use, while others make it easy to publicly shame water wasters.

More public engagement is vital to implementing many solutions to our water chal...

AWE - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:49
More public engagement is vital to implementing many solutions to our water challenges - from rates to reuse!


Water Flowing From Toilet to Tap May Be Hard to Swallow
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As California and other areas of the country grapple with drought, the reuse of water is less a technological challenge than a marketing problem.

It's #InfrastructureWeek and our friends at the Value of Water Coalition have st...

AWE - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:02
It's #InfrastructureWeek and our friends at the Value of Water Coalition have started a poll to demonstrate how important our water is and how water works for America. Submit your answer to join in and spread the word! #ValueWater
https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/rqzmon?from=admin_wall


There's still time to join! Don't miss our webinar tomorrow on "Water Conservati...

AWE - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:24
There's still time to join! Don't miss our webinar tomorrow on "Water Conservation Strategies: Experimenting Together to Find Out What Works". Register here.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON EVALUATING WATER CONSERVATION STRATEGIES There is a quiet revolution occurring in the way we understand how best to conserve water and energy. Economists and other social scientists are making greater use of…

Interested in turfgrass science and management? Come "hang out" with Kelly Kopp,...

AWE - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:12
Interested in turfgrass science and management? Come "hang out" with Kelly Kopp, AWE's Board Chair and a Turfgrass Specialist, who will be chatting about water efficiency in a Google Hangout May 19! Get details for tuning in here.


Tom and John Show Episode 10 with Kelly Kopp - Google+
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Dr. Kelly Kopp, Professor/Extension Water Conservation and Turfgrass Specialist, from Utah State University will be joining us to discuss efficient water use and her role as the Chair of the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

The LA Times recently asked 9 water experts what needs to change about how Calif...

AWE - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:10
The LA Times recently asked 9 water experts what needs to change about how California handles its water to battle the ongoing draft. Some of the answers? Tiered pricing, smart meters, outdoor water use efficiency, and other tools to reduce demand! What would you add to this list?


Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways
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H eading into the fourth summer of drought, water agencies are looking for ways to get Californians to conserve at home. Tear out lawns. Install low-flow toilets. Irrigate with gray water. But what should the whole state be doing? Opinion asked nine water experts what needs to change about how Calif…

It's AWWA's annual Drinking Water Week, and the theme is "What do you know about...

AWE - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 08:15
It's AWWA's annual Drinking Water Week, and the theme is "What do you know about H2O?". A great start is figuring out what you use at home. Use our calculator at www.home-water-works.org to find out and get a personal efficiency plan! Help us build awareness of the value of water this week!


We've become very efficient indoors, but still have some work to do outdoors, wh...

AWE - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:19
We've become very efficient indoors, but still have some work to do outdoors, where waste from inefficient systems or excessive watering adds up fast! EPA WaterSense offers great tips and content to help homeowners do a #SprinklerSpruceUp. Check it out at http://www.epa.gov/watersense and help spread the word!


Last week for Earth Day, AWE's Bill Christiansen chatted with Architectural Dige...

AWE - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:46
Last week for Earth Day, AWE's Bill Christiansen chatted with Architectural Digest magazine to share 5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water - indoors and outdoors - with homeowners.


5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home
www.architecturaldigest.com
Easy tips for conserving water at home

We never get tired of hearing it or saying it. From National Geographic's Sandra...

AWE - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:37
We never get tired of hearing it or saying it. From National Geographic's Sandra Postel on Westminster's analysis of how conservation impacted their rates and AWE's report: "The results were illuminating — and a resounding endorsement of the economic benefits of water conservation."


One Colorado Town’s Answer to a Catch-22 of Water Conservation
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One Colorado Town’s Answer to a Catch-22 of Water Conservation Posted by Sandra Postel of National Geographic's Freshwater Initiative in Water Currents on April 20, 2015 (0) More » Inefficient lawn irrigation is a common occurrence, and a big water waster, in western U.S. cities. Photo: Sandra Poste…

Happy 45th Earth Day! Help us celebrate and support water efficiency - we think...

AWE - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:08
Happy 45th Earth Day! Help us celebrate and support water efficiency - we think it's key to a sustainable water future!


Do you support sustainable rainwater harvesting? Add your name to this petition...

AWE - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 07:25
Do you support sustainable rainwater harvesting? Add your name to this petition and spread the word to help ARCSA collect 100,000 names by May 13!


Petition 2015 - American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
www.arcsa.org
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world.

Join us and the Utah Water Conservation Forum on May 7-8 for their Annual WaterW...

AWE - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:57
Join us and the Utah Water Conservation Forum on May 7-8 for their Annual WaterWise Spring Conference and Workshop. The AWE team will be providing in-depth training and information on our Financing Sustainable Water resources and rate model on May 7, followed by great speakers and topics on May 8. Check out the agenda and register here!


Utah Water Conservation Forum - Events
www.utahwaterconservationforum.org
Financing Sustainable Water Workshop; Thursday, May 7 (Presented by: The Alliance for Water Efficiency) Annual WaterWise Spring Conference; Friday May 8

Wrapping up Water Week 2015, where AWE participated in a Future of Water Congres...

AWE - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:33
Wrapping up Water Week 2015, where AWE participated in a Future of Water Congressional Briefing with our Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) partners earlier this week: “Water-efficient plumbing has already conserved more than 18 trillion gallons nationally, saving municipalities millions of dollars in the delivery of water and wastewater services to our nation’s water users,” said Mary Ann Dickinson, of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. “With drought gripping more than 30 percent of the United States, federal leadership on water efficiency is needed now more than ever.”


Mechanical Hub | PILC discusses future of H20 on Capitol Hill
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Washington, D.C. — The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition on Monday hosted the Future of Water Congressional Briefing, an event that helped mark the beginning of Water Week 2015, which seeks to inform and inspire local, state, and national leaders and communicate the considerable value the water…

California's ongoing battle with the drought may be dominating the headlines, bu...

AWE - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:15
California's ongoing battle with the drought may be dominating the headlines, but are you up to speed on The "Other" Big Drought Story in the Colorado River Basin? Get the latest from resources in our April newsletter at http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/water-efficiency-watch-april-2015.aspx#b_co


There is a quiet revolution happening in water and energy conservation, as econo...

AWE - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:48
There is a quiet revolution happening in water and energy conservation, as economists and scientists are making greater use of “field experiments” to test what actually works. Join AWE May 13 for a webinar on "Conservation Strategies: Experimenting Together to Find Out What Works". Get a primer on how water managers can benefit from randomized controlled trials, and learn how academics can partner with you to test, design and deliver innovative and effective water programs for the public.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON EVALUATING WATER CONSERVATION STRATEGIES There is a quiet revolution occurring in the way we understand how best to conserve water and energy. Economists and other social scientists are making greater use of “field experiments” to test what actually works in getting businesses…

Did you know that this week is Water Week 2015? It's a moment to inform and insp...

AWE - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:00
Did you know that this week is Water Week 2015? It's a moment to inform and inspire local, state, and national leaders and communicate about water management solutions that ensure healthy, sustainable communities. Learn more about it at http://www.waterweek.us/ and see our infographic to learn why AWE is participating to talk about The Power of Plumbing + Policy!


Know the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index? We're getting a WER Index - a W...

AWE - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:43
Know the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index? We're getting a WER Index - a Water Efficiency Rating Index for homes! Learn more about this new effort to grade home performance and help buyers make better purchase decisions.


RESNET to Rate Water Efficiency of Homes - Alliance for Water Efficiency Water Efficiency Watch - Ap
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Water Efficiency Watch - April 2015

In this great episode of the Water Values Podcast, James Eklund of the Colorado...

AWE - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:17
In this great episode of the Water Values Podcast, James Eklund of the Colorado water Conservation Board, an AWE member, shares the latest on the first-ever Colorado State Water Plan and explains why Governor Hickenlooper likes to say that "every discussion about water should start with conservation."


Behind the Headgates of Colorado’s Water Plan with CWCB Director James Eklund - The Water Values
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thewatervaluespodcast/TWV_055.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS James Eklund, the Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, joins The Water Values Podcast to discuss Colorado’s Water Plan. James takes us behind the scenes for a…

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