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AWE's new report, Water Offset Policies for Water-Neutral Community Growth, expl...

AWE - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:01
AWE's new report, Water Offset Policies for Water-Neutral Community Growth, explores programs that can effectively support sustainable development while protecting water resources. We're also excited to announce our Net Blue initiative with our partners at the Environmental Law Institute and River Network - which will create new resources and help communities utilize these strategies.


Alliance for Water Efficiency
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
CHICAGO, Ill. (January 26, 2015) - Amidst growing demands on water resources, water demand offset and water-neutral growth programs show promise as an effective way for communities to support sustainable growth, according to a new report released today by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE). As…

At the World Economic Forum last week, CEOs and world leaders announced that the...

AWE - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:31
At the World Economic Forum last week, CEOs and world leaders announced that the global water crisis is now the largest risk and greatest impact to our lives and our planet. This CEO argues that "Now is the time for real leadership, and for the vision and willingness to embrace new technologies and techniques to help our nation do more with far less water." We agree!


Global Water Crisis Demands Business and Government Action
www.huffingtonpost.com
Many of us, like me, who live in the western United States know that one big thunderstorm isn't going to solve the problem....

Early Registration is now open for International Water Association’s global Effi...

AWE - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:02
Early Registration is now open for International Water Association’s global Efficient2015 conference, which will be held for the first time in North America. Join us April 20-24, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio for 147 presentations and 25 posters from 37 countries, addressing the challenges that water providers are facing in the 21st century. A special feature of this conference will be a workshop to develop performance assessment metrics for water efficiency, a sorely needed topic.


IWA Conference 2015
www.iwaefficient.com
Don't miss your chance to be at this exciting conference and your chance to visit Cincinnati, one of the best kept secrets in all of North America.

Did you know that AWE's Home Water Works calculator is one of the most sophistic...

AWE - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:54
Did you know that AWE's Home Water Works calculator is one of the most sophisticated water use calculators around and can help your customers be smarter water users? Check out how the City of Bend, Oregon has partnered with us to give customers a full suite of tools and resources to help them reduce their water use this winter. Interested in customizing the calculator further for your service area? Ask us how!


City Of Bend Offers Water Conservation Tips And Tools
www.mycentraloregon.com
Bend, Ore. – Beginning July 1, the city of Bend will base water and sewer bills on every drop of water you use. So conserving water could save you money, the city said Wednesday as it offered Continue Reading »

Outdoor water use is still poorly understood and is one of our greatest opportun...

AWE - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:11
Outdoor water use is still poorly understood and is one of our greatest opportunities to make water use more sustainable. As a first step, AWE has released a report which compiles research on outdoor water savings and recommends where new work is needed to understand what programs, practices, and irrigation technologies save the most water.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Chicago, Ill. - The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the first Phase of its Outdoor Water Savings Research Initiative: a report detailing the research compiled to date and identifying where the gaps in the research occur. The report is the first step in AWE’s project to help clarify wh…

Sporting a bit of stubble? Let those whiskers grow and wear your Drought Face pr...

AWE - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 08:58
Sporting a bit of stubble? Let those whiskers grow and wear your Drought Face proudly! Regional Water Authority is reminding Sacramento residents that beards save water (and so do other easy actions) with a fun campaign that will land one lucky resident on a billboard. Get in on the action at Be Water Smart!


BeWaterSmart | Show Us Your Drought Face!
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Show Us Your Drought Face! Your whiskers might be featured on a digital billboard The Regional Water Authority and local water providers are inviting residents to show off their Drought Face by showing off their whiskers this winter. Beards save water—about 5 gallons per shave. A Drought Face symbol…

AWE is thrilled to welcome two accomplished leaders in sustainability to our Boa...

AWE - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 09:37
AWE is thrilled to welcome two accomplished leaders in sustainability to our Board of Directors to help us achieve our mission! Learn more about our newest Directors, Ron Voglewede of Whirlpool Corporation and Rob Zimmerman of Kohler Co. here. We look forward to working with them, and we also thank Susan Stratton and Gunnar Baldwin for their 7 years of service each to AWE!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
CHICAGO, Ill. - The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) Board of Directors announced that it has elected Ronald Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director of Whirlpool Corporation and Rob Zimmerman, Senior Channel Manager - Sustainability of Kohler Co., as Directors of AWE. "The Alliance is thrilled…

Are you up to speed on EPA WaterSense specifications? In December, WaterSense re...

AWE - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:08
Are you up to speed on EPA WaterSense specifications? In December, WaterSense released a draft specification for commercial flushometer valve toilets. If commercial facilities nationwide replaced all of their older, inefficient flushometer–valve toilets with high–efficiency versions, it would save an estimated 41 billion gallons of water per year. Get the details here:


Water Efficiency Watch - December 2014
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Water Efficiency Watch - December 2014 newsletter

"So how do you motivate a community of water users to take pause and think befor...

AWE - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:47
"So how do you motivate a community of water users to take pause and think before turning on a faucet or spigot? Before the programs, the incentives, and the eventual savings comes a rigorous amount of work and planning that strikes a balance between people and science, so to speak." - AWE member Colorado Springs Utilities is in the spotlight in this blog post for their award-winning programs.


Why saving water makes sense, and how one Front Range utility does it award-winningly well
blog.yourwatercolorado.org
The first draft of Colorado’s Water Plan was delivered to Gov. John Hickenlooper last week, moving the state one step closer to having a comprehensive plan for meeting future water demand while pro...

Could the future of utility weather risk management involve hedging, derivatives...

AWE - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:45
Could the future of utility weather risk management involve hedging, derivatives and financial markets? Planning for the "average" weather year is no longer prudent or sufficient, so perhaps it's time for new strategies. Read our latest blog post on Financing Sustainable Water and weigh in with your thoughts!


Does Your Water Utility Have Weather Risk? Why Not Hedge it?
www.financingsustainablewater.org
Weather events are getting more extreme and more unpredictable, and can have disastrous consequences for a utility’s fiscal health. Extremely wet or dry...

Stanford University continues to invest in efficiency and achieve savings as the...

AWE - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 15:01
Stanford University continues to invest in efficiency and achieve savings as the drought continues in California. Did you know that AWE hosts the College Water Efficiency Group, bringing together 95 members in 7 states to share information and ideas about water efficiency on campus? Check it out and get involved via our Resource Library at www.a4we.org!


Stanford's conservation efforts yield water savings
news.stanford.edu
As a result of extensive water conservation measures, Stanford University saw a 4.5 percent reduction in domestic water use and an 18 percent reduction in lake water use from last year.

Happy 2015! We're ready to kick off another great year and to help communities a...

AWE - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:03
Happy 2015! We're ready to kick off another great year and to help communities and businesses become even more efficient. Our friends at Circle of Blue want to know what #NewYearsResolution you've made to cut your #water use - and so do we! Share your goals for 2015 - for you OR your organization - using #NYRwater here!

There's still time to register for two California workshops 1/15 and 1/28 on des...

AWE - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:10
There's still time to register for two California workshops 1/15 and 1/28 on designing efficiency-oriented rates, hosted by AWE and many other partners. Get the details and register through this link.


Water Efficiency Watch - December 2014
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Water Efficiency Watch - December 2014 newsletter

In this Medium.com piece, McGee Young of MeterHero takes on the perception that...

AWE - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 12:40
In this Medium.com piece, McGee Young of MeterHero takes on the perception that Silicon Valley entrepreneurs aren't helping to solve our water crisis - pointing to the many minds making water use more sustainable and efficient through software and hardware innovations. We're proud to call several of them our members!


What Fast Company Got Wrong About Water Innovation
medium.com
In its current issue, Fast Company offers a breathless headline “We’re Running out of Water” followed by a searing indic…

Happy holidays to you and yours from the AWE team! 2014 proved to be a busy and...

AWE - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 10:41
Happy holidays to you and yours from the AWE team! 2014 proved to be a busy and rewarding year, and we could not do it without our members and partners. We look forward to our continued partnership to create an even more water-efficient 2015!


Our partners at the Pacific Institute look at the real story on the links betwee...

AWE - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 09:17
Our partners at the Pacific Institute look at the real story on the links between climate change, extreme events, and drought in this Sacramento Bee Op Ed.


The answer on human-caused climate change is in
www.sacbee.com
Earth is in a remarkable transition from a world in which human influence on climate has been negligible to one in which our influence is increasingly dominant. The severe California drought is a case in point.

The December Water Efficiency Watch is out! Get up to speed on upcoming training...

AWE - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 08:47
The December Water Efficiency Watch is out! Get up to speed on upcoming training and conferences, DOE updates on product standards, policy progress, the top water efficiency stories of 2014 and more!


Water Efficiency Watch - December 2014
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Water Efficiency Watch - December 2014 newsletter

There are many creative ways to send conservation messages to customers. Souther...

AWE - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:43
There are many creative ways to send conservation messages to customers. Southern Water, a UK water and sewer utility combines holiday wishes and educational messages on "flushables" and blocked drains in this fun video.


We three Ps

Southern Water’s singing sewermen are back with their third Christmas carol We Three Ps – and performed it in a sewer! A modern take on the traditional carol...

As the rapid rise of water and wastewater costs continues, are facility managers...

AWE - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:34
As the rapid rise of water and wastewater costs continues, are facility managers prepared to employ water efficiency strategies to protect their bottom line? AWE's Mary Ann Dickinson and Bill Hoffman provide an introduction to cost-effective efficiency measures in this month's issue of Today's Facility Manager.


Wasted Water Can Add Up To Significant Costs
todaysfacilitymanager.com
Audits, efficient fixtures, and staff training are keys to shoring up water conservation.

Exciting news! Right now, your gift to AWE will be DOUBLED through a match from...

AWE - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:58
Exciting news! Right now, your gift to AWE will be DOUBLED through a match from a generous funder!

Every donation, small or large, will be matched 100% up to $50,000, and will support AWE’s project work to help communities support sustainable growth while protecting vital water supplies. Increase your individual impact and help us access the full challenge funding by donating what you can - and helping us spread the word! Together, we can act now to ensure a sustainable water future for all. http://bit.ly/1HVnbRX


Support A4WE
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Help us access the full challenge funding and increase your individual impact by donating now. Together we can act now to ensure a sustainable water future for all, and your support for AWE will make the difference!

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