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The June Water Efficiency Watch is out! Get the latest on #CADrought response, n...

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:41
The June Water Efficiency Watch is out! Get the latest on #CADrought response, new policies, research, and programs, a flushable wipes lawsuit and much more!


Water Efficiency Watch newsletter, news from the Alliance for Water Efficiency
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Water Efficiency Watch newsletter, news from the Alliance for Water Efficiency

We're excited to work with our partners and members to research the ‘lessons lea...

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:44
We're excited to work with our partners and members to research the ‘lessons learnt’ from the Australian drought and distill insights for California and other drought-stricken areas of North America. Stay tuned for this new resource!


Drought response: lessons from Australia for North and South America | University of Technology,...
www.uts.edu.au
As the drought deepens in California and Sao Paulo, Brazil, water authorities in both North and South America are turning to Australia to hear about the experience of the Millennium Drought that wreaked havoc on most capital cities and regional areas across Australia for over a decade.

Learning about wise water use is much more fun when there are superheroes involv...

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:28
Learning about wise water use is much more fun when there are superheroes involved. Take this fun Smart Irrigation Month Quiz from AWE member Hunter Industries, check out their Smart Irrigation Survival Guide and win a free t-shirt!


Take the Smart Irrigation Month Quiz | Hunter Industries
www.hunterindustries.com
July is Smart Irrigation Month. Take a short quiz to find out which water-saving hero you most resemble and win a t-shirt

Why does the Alliance for Water Efficiency place such a high priority on the dev...

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:44
Why does the Alliance for Water Efficiency place such a high priority on the development of Codes and Standards? Because they are effective! But how does it all work? Join AWE for a webinar June 17 on the Impact of Codes and Standards on Water Efficiency to learn how they have saved billions of gallons of water in our nation's buildings, what codes and standards really are, and how to get involved!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
AWE Codes and Standards Webinar 2015.

Water is rad, but many people don't recognize its true value. Texas Water Founda...

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:51
Water is rad, but many people don't recognize its true value. Texas Water Foundation wants your short films to tell your water story! How does water impact your life? What is your relationship with water? Submit your film to win cash prizes!


Welcome
www.watertexasfilms.org
The Texas Water Foundation Young Professionals proudly presents the Water, Texas Film Contest. You May be asking yourself, "Where is Water, TX?" The simple answer is ... everywhere. It isn't a farm town out west, a getaway in the Hill Country, or even an ocean-side retreat off Matagorda Bay. Water,…

In this GreenBiz.com piece, AWE member Phigenics explains how a cooling tower wa...

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:21
In this GreenBiz.com piece, AWE member Phigenics explains how a cooling tower water management program can help businesses cut costs, reduce risks and become better water stewards.


Quenching Walmart's thirst for water efficiency
www.greenbiz.com
With water shortages becoming an increasing concern for companies, how did Walmart reduce water usage by taking a portfolio approach?

How are you consuming water with care this #WorldEnvironmentDay? Find new ways y...

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:42
How are you consuming water with care this #WorldEnvironmentDay? Find new ways you can reduce your water use and protect our planet at www.home-water-works.org.


If businesses could choose their water provider, would it lead to more efficienc...

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 15:41
If businesses could choose their water provider, would it lead to more efficiency? Aaron Burton provides lessons from the UK on the Financing Sustainable Water blog.


Lessons from the UK on Water Efficiency Through Retail Competition for Water Services
www.financingsustainablewater.org
If businesses could choose their water provider what would this mean for water efficiency? This question has been tested in the UK through development of...

Whirlpool USA and KOHLER have joined forces to identify ways to achieve net-zero...

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:39
Whirlpool USA and KOHLER have joined forces to identify ways to achieve net-zero water in the home in connection with ReNEWW House, a retrofitted, net-zero energy, water and waste research home.We're proud to have these leaders on AWE's Board!


Whirlpool Corporation and Kohler Co. Announce Commitment on Research Project for Net-Zero Water...
money.cnn.com
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to recent projections from the Energy Information Agency and USA Today, by 2025 Americans will see their water bills double and potentially triple in major metro areas. This threat to the wallets of homeowners across the country is adding…

Downloaded AWE's Sales Forecasting and Rate Model, but not sure where to start?...

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 14:27
Downloaded AWE's Sales Forecasting and Rate Model, but not sure where to start? Get ready to dive in by watching our short Rate Model Video Tutorials - including a how-to on Bill Tablulations. Check back soon for more videos, and let us know what topics you need tips and tricks for!


Rate Model Video Tutorials
www.financingsustainablewater.org
Come back to this page regularly for new videos to help you get more familiar with the AWE Sales Forecasting and Rate Model, and learn tips and tricks to make evaluating rate structures easier.

Catch the latest celebrity feud? AWE member Denver Water - known for their creat...

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:05
Catch the latest celebrity feud? AWE member Denver Water - known for their creative approaches to public engagement and education - sets the record straight on the value of water in response to misinformed comments from Jay-Z that water is "free" via a clever open letter.


Denver Water puts Jay-Z on blast
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Denver Water penned an open letter to rap mogul Jay-Z

Our latest case study on www.FinancingSustainableWater.org looks at how one util...

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:17
Our latest case study on www.FinancingSustainableWater.org looks at how one utility - AWE member Colorado Springs Utilities - is getting prepared for an uncertain future and asking all the right questions. Find the case study here and share your thoughts on what it will take for utilities to be ready in the comments!


Getting Prepared for an Uncertain Future
www.financingsustainablewater.org
Declining demand. Rising costs. Drought. Floods. Recession. Population growth. Regulations. The list of potential threats to water resources and revenue...

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

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...

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
www.nytimes.com
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...

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
www.nytimes.com
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...

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...

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,...

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...

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
www.latimes.com
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...

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!


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