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Market-based tools such as derivatives and insurance are often used in the energ...

AWE - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:11
Market-based tools such as derivatives and insurance are often used in the energy and agricultural sectors to mitigate the financial impact of risks like volatile weather. AWE's new white paper explores how these tools might be applied by water utilities to better manage the revenue risks of extreme weather and support good financial planning. Check it out here:


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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AWE has published a new white paper examining market-based strategies, such as derivatives and insurance, which are available to water managers and can be applied to help them mitigate the revenue risks associated with unpredictable weather. Water providers are facing rapidly evolving and increasing…

Great to see investments in water in AWE’s home state of Illinois. The legislati...

AWE - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:47
Great to see investments in water in AWE’s home state of Illinois. The legislation just signed by Governor Quinn builds on the Clean Water Initiative and emphasizes water efficiency, green infrastructure and other proven techniques that will make Illinois more resilient and prepared for the future.


Illinois.gov - Illinois Government News Network (IGNN) - Search the News Results
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Illinois.gov - the Illinois Government News Network is your online source for State of Illinois government news, press releases, audio clips and soundbites, press contacts, and more.

#SmartIrrigationMonth isn't just a time to save water outdoors - it also saves e...

AWE - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:19
#SmartIrrigationMonth isn't just a time to save water outdoors - it also saves energy! An infographic from the U.S. Department of Energy shows that a well-designed landscape saves enough energy to pay for itself in less than 8 years!


Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping
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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping

Don't miss a free webinar July 30 hosted by AWE and WEAN-CRB on Creating Resilie...

AWE - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:46
Don't miss a free webinar July 30 hosted by AWE and WEAN-CRB on Creating Resilient Cities: Land Use, Water Planning, and Climate Change. We'll discuss key strategies to increase the resilience of cities, economic development, and our communities' quality of life by tapping into opportunities to connect land use planning with water management and vice-versa.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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Announcing a webinar titled, Creating Resilient Cities: Land Use, Water Planning, and Climate Change Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014Start Time: 11 am Pacific | 12 noon Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm EasternDuration: 1 hourAs we move into the 21st Century, choices about land use and water use will con…

Join us at the One Water Leadership Summit, September 15-17 in Kansas City, MO!...

AWE - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:13
Join us at the One Water Leadership Summit, September 15-17 in Kansas City, MO! Discounted registration rates until 7/31. Don’t miss out!


2014 One Water Leadership Summit
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Full Registration: $445Alliance Member: $395 Nonprofit/ Presenter: $295Student: $195Monday ONLY: $145Tuesday ONLY: $195Wednesday ONLY: $145

To deal with ongoing drought, the State of California adopted on Friday emergenc...

AWE - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:26
To deal with ongoing drought, the State of California adopted on Friday emergency regulations mandating minimum actions by water providers to conserve water. The regulations refer to the rates work being developed by AWE to assist water utilities to recover revenue which may be declining due to drought restrictions. Stay tuned for news on our forthcoming new rates resources, and learn more about CA's news at www.a4we.org.


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To cope with its deepening drought, the State of California adopted on July 15, 2014 an emergency resolution and regulation which mandates minimum actions by water providers to curb water waste and conserve water. Contained within the State regulation is a reference to the rates work being compile…

Is your community ready for the impacts of too little rain or too much? Check ou...

AWE - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:23
Is your community ready for the impacts of too little rain or too much? Check out a new initiative from our friends at the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) for help. RainReady.org offers policies and practices to help individuals and communities plan for weather events associated with global climate change.


CNT Initiative Helps America Become “Rain Ready” : Center for Neighborhood Technology
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CHICAGO – The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), a Chicago-based nonprofit with expertise in water management and urban flooding, just launched a new resource to help individuals, businesses, and communities find solutions to the problem of too much or too little water. CNT’s Rain Ready initi…

"Droughts affecting several Western states and especially California—where rainf...

AWE - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00
"Droughts affecting several Western states and especially California—where rainfall and mountain snowpacks have been below normal for three years—can cost as much as other natural disasters and have the potential to affect society for hundreds of years." - A good, in-depth National Geographic piece on how droughts are changing the landscape in many states and why we must work to bring water demand down before nature does it for us.


Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer | Nat Geo Food
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Droughts like the one unfolding in California don't offer the drama of deadly storms, but they can change society in profound and long-lasting ways.

Replacing older water-using appliances with EPA WaterSense labeled ones can achi...

AWE - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:58
Replacing older water-using appliances with EPA WaterSense labeled ones can achieve major water savings for years to come - 66 bottles worth EACH DAY for a toilet replacement! Check out our newest #NeverWaste ad to get the word out.


Join us July 29 for a webinar on how AWE members can benefit from our free water...

AWE - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:30
Join us July 29 for a webinar on how AWE members can benefit from our free water usage calculator and provide useful information to your customers. We'll provide information on how the calculator is structured, how to best utilize it in conservation programs, and new options for customization.


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AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON THE HOME WATER WORKS WATER USAGE CALCULATOR Join AWE for an informative webinar on how to benefit from AWE’s free water usage calculator and provide useful information for your customers. The calculator, a main feature of AWE’s consumer-oriented Home Water Works website, is a…

Why aren't we doing more to recover non-revenue water in this era of drought and...

AWE - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:33
Why aren't we doing more to recover non-revenue water in this era of drought and scarcity? Check out AWE's point of view on the challenges and policy solutions - plus examples of how our partners and members are creating new supply through water loss control - in this month's "Fixes" column of the NYT - which looks at solutions to major social problems.


The Art of Water Recovery
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The E.P.A. estimates that public water systems lose one-sixth of their water, mainly from leaks in pipes or service connections. Why don’t utilities do more to get it back?

Is it becoming trendy to have a water-efficient home? We hope so! According to t...

AWE - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:42
Is it becoming trendy to have a water-efficient home? We hope so! According to this Consumer Reports recap from a recent conference held by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, water efficiency is one of the top five real estate trends today, along with walkable neighborhoods and energy efficiency, as the industry continues to rebound.


Real Estate Trends | Trade Show - Consumer Reports News – Consumer Reports News
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The National Association of Real Estate Editors held its annual conference in Houston. Here are the top trends from the show.

Water levels at Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir, have dropped to a new lo...

AWE - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:31
Water levels at Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir, have dropped to a new low. Learn more here about what's at stake.


America’s Largest Reservoir Drains to Record Low As Western Drought Deepens
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Yet despite a shrinking lake, diminishing supplies and ardent pleas from tour guides and

Help share efficient outdoor watering practices for the Irrigation Association's...

AWE - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:00
Help share efficient outdoor watering practices for the Irrigation Association's annual #SmartIrrigationMonth! Here's a great new tip from our #NeverWaste campaign:


Traveling this weekend for Independence Day? Don't forget to grab a reusable bot...

AWE - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:29
Traveling this weekend for Independence Day? Don't forget to grab a reusable bottle for water-friendly hydration while you're on the road. Check out this #NeverWaste bottle at a cool refill station at the San Francisco airport. Post your pics and tag #NeverWaste to let us know where you're headed!


The Department of Energy recently put out a cool infographic that explains a few...

AWE - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:01
The Department of Energy recently put out a cool infographic that explains a few ways energy and water are interdependent - and supports the testimony we gave in Congress last week on the need for more research to understand this embedded water and energy - and potential savings from efficiency and integrated management.


Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems
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Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems

Join us for a free webinar July 9 on the new AWWA G480 Water Conservation Progra...

AWE - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:24
Join us for a free webinar July 9 on the new AWWA G480 Water Conservation Program Operation and Management Standard: a voluntary standard that can be adopted by water providers at their own discretion. A utility conservation program meeting this standard has the potential to impact all water users and should be recognized as top of class. Register here to learn more!


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AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON THE AWWA G480 WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT STANDARD The G480 Water Conservation Program Operation and Management Standard is a voluntary standard that can be adopted by water providers at their own discretion. A utility conservation program meeting this…

The cities of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association are prepared to weat...

AWE - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:03
The cities of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association are prepared to weather future shortages thanks in large part to conservation. We're proud to call them AWE members!

"For over 30 years, we’ve stretched every drop of water by making conservation part of our lives and our culture. The AMWUA cities supplies are so robust that the state Department of Water Resources has determined we have enough water for 100 years for existing and planned growth."


Official: Phoenix could survive future CAP shortage
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Phoenix won't run dry if the CAP runs short, official says.

Yesterday, AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson testified before the U.S. Se...

AWE - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:36
Yesterday, AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on S.1971, the "Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014." The testimony was based on the fact that S.1971 will be a critically important first step in promoting better joint management of water and energy at the federal level, and it will serve as a vehicle for pursuing a national understanding of how much water is embedded in the generation of electricity and how much energy is embedded in water services. Check out her testimony here!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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On June 25, AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources. The purpose of the hearing was to hear testimony on S.1971, the "Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014." AWE provided testimony along with the Departme…

Water is far too often taken for granted. This article from the San Jose Mercury...

AWE - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:14
Water is far too often taken for granted. This article from the San Jose Mercury News follows water's long journey from the Sierras to San Francisco and highlights the people, businesses, and wildlife that rely on on this diminishing resource along the way.


California Drought: Snowmelt's path shows impact from Sierras to Pacific
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When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a drought-stricken state.

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