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The May Water Efficiency Watch is out! Check it out for the latest in AWE news a...

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The May Water Efficiency Watch is out! Check it out for the latest in AWE news and webinars, our new infographic on 20 years of EPAct standards, drought updates in California and Texas, policy progress in Colorado, and much more!


Water Efficiency Watch April May 2014 News from the Alliance for Water Efficiency
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Water Efficiency Watch April May 2014 News from the Alliance for Water Efficiency

Join our second webinar showcasing Exemplary Programs for commercial efficiency...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:15
Join our second webinar showcasing Exemplary Programs for commercial efficiency on May 6! During Australia's epic 10-year drought, water suppliers needed to get deep reductions in their commercial water use. AWE member City West Water from Melbourne will share creative business efficiency program examples and offer practical advice on how to set up innovative programs. Register here!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON INNOVATIVE CII WATER EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS ON MAY 6 The second webinar in the series showcasing exemplary programs of AWE’s members will feature the internationally recognized commercial programs of City West Water in Melbourne, Australia. During Australia's epic 10-year drought…

Happy Earth Day! Did you know that it takes an estimated 3 liters of water to m...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:58
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that it takes an estimated 3 liters of water to make 1 liter of bottled water, and only 1 out of 5 bottles are recycled? This Earth Day, we’re committing to making travel more water-friendly. Filling stations and fountains in airports make it easy to travel with reusable bottles! Join us by posting a picture of your hydration device whenever you’re on the go, and use the hashtag #NeverWaste so we can track how many "bottles saved" we can achieve by the end of the year!

As a follow-up to the discussion of lawns we posted yesterday, this list of tips...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:58
As a follow-up to the discussion of lawns we posted yesterday, this list of tips from Southern California turfgrass experts can help lawn owners anywhere minimize water use.


Seven tips for a water-wise lawn
www.latimes.com
A little education can go a long way toward maintaining and preserving an existing lawn, or establishing a new one, while minimizing water use. Southern California turfgrass experts provide some advice for saving water on your lawn.

Are attitudes about lawns and lawn care changing in California as the drought pe...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:45
Are attitudes about lawns and lawn care changing in California as the drought persists? Learn more about "purposeful lawns" and irrigation advice in this LA Times article.


Drawing a line on the lawn amid water conservation and drought
www.latimes.com
"This is the irony," mused homeowner Richard Turner as he looked over the newly installed and remarkably realistic-looking artificial lawn in his mid-Wilshire frontyard. "We grow grass to make the illusion that we don't live in a desert. Here I am, enhancing the illusion of a lawn that is the illusi…

Last week, U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced three bills to encourage innovative...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:06
Last week, U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced three bills to encourage innovative solutions to improve water efficiency and help save money and energy through support of EPA WaterSense. The bills include: S 2225, The Smart Water Resource Management Conservation and Efficiency Act; S 2226, The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act; and S 2227, The Water Efficiency Improvement Act. Get the details on our Legislative Watch page and check back for updates!


Alliance for Water Efficiency Legislative Watch
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Alliance for Water Efficiency Legislative Watch

The 2nd Annual Smart Water Leadership Summit is May 5-6. Top leaders will discus...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:15
The 2nd Annual Smart Water Leadership Summit is May 5-6. Top leaders will discuss best practices, regulatory requirements, and leadership for water sustainability. Our own Mary Ann Dickinson will be a moderator and panel member. It's free to participate, and can be viewed remotely. Sign up for your invitation today!


Phigenics | 2nd Annual Smart Water Leadership Summit
www.smartwaterleadership.com
Phigenics 2nd Annual Smart Water Leadership Summit: Healthcare

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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