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

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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
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Water Efficiency Watch - December 2014 newsletter

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

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...

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
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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...

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
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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!

Like many western states struggling with drought, Utah is looking to plan for a...

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:33
Like many western states struggling with drought, Utah is looking to plan for a sustainable water future. This Deseret News article reviews Utah's water challenges and possible solutions on the table, including more accurate water pricing and greater efficiency efforts.


The water question: Tapping into one of Utah's biggest challenges
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Drought. Pollution. Aging infrastructure. Utah's water challenges are vast, and keeping water flowing to the taps of a population anticipated to almost double by 2050 will keep water managers scrambli

AWE President Mary Ann Dickinson has been appointed to the Green Building Initia...

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:21
AWE President Mary Ann Dickinson has been appointed to the Green Building Initiative Board of Directors. Check out the news here.

“The Alliance for Water Efficiency has joined the GBI board to help elevate the importance of water efficiency in green building specifications. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of GBI’s excellent team of green building industry leaders,” said Mary Ann Dickinson about her appointment.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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The Green Building Initiative (GBI) Board of Directors announced that it has elected AWE's President and CEO, Mary Ann Dickinson, as a Director of the GBI.“The Alliance for Water Efficiency has joined the GBI board to help elevate the importance of water efficiency in green building specifications.…

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? The insulated, BPA Free Never Waste...

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:48
Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? The insulated, BPA Free Never Waste water bottle is the perfect accessory for a day at the office, a flight across the country or a yoga class. Even better - every purchase supports AWE's work to create water-efficient businesses and communities! Finish your holiday shopping at www.NeverWaste.org.


Never Waste Water Bottle | Shop Home Water Works
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Join the Blue Revolution and get the Never Waste water bottle from the Alliance for Water Efficiency to show your support for wise water use. Each purchase advances critical work to help water-stressed North American communities and businesses conserve water. This high-quality, 20 ounce, stainless s…

In this great NYT piece, AWE member Los Angeles Department of Water & Power gets...

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:56
In this great NYT piece, AWE member Los Angeles Department of Water & Power gets much deserved credit for their commitment to sustainable water management at the local level. Conservation and reuse have been core components of this strategy to reduce reliance on outside sources: "The city now consumes less water than it did in 1970, while its population has grown by more than a third, to 3.9 million people from 2.8 million." Read more:


Los Angeles, City of Water
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No longer a villain, L.A. embraces sustainability.

What do this week's storms do for California's drought? Not enough to make a den...

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:56
What do this week's storms do for California's drought? Not enough to make a dent! Here's why California needs to continue to invest in efficiency everywhere.


California needs more rain, any way you count it
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So how many more storms like the ones California experienced this week would it take to end the drought ?

How do we fund water efficiency? What tools are available to water managers that...

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:56
How do we fund water efficiency? What tools are available to water managers that encourage a balance between efficiency and revenue stability? Don’t miss our FREE webinar with WEAN-CRB, December 9th, on Creating Resilient Cities: Financing Efficiency in the Colorado River Basin to learn more about these issues and practical guidance.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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On Tuesday, December 9, plan to attend this FREE webinar on the financial issues of water efficiency in the Colorado River Basin. How do we fund water efficiency? How do we provide guidance on water pricing and rates? What tools are available to water managers faced with the need to be efficient…

In communities globally, and right here in the US and Canada, the possibility of...

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:16
In communities globally, and right here in the US and Canada, the possibility of running short of water is becoming more real every day. We are working hard to protect water resources for our communities and businesses before it's too late. But we can’t do it alone.

We know you care about our water future, and we need your help. On this #GivingTuesday, please show your support through a gift to the Alliance. Any donation, large or small, makes a huge difference. Already donated? Be an ambassador for the Blue Revolution and help us spread the word.


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Going to ACWA’s 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition in San Diego this week? Catch...

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:27
Going to ACWA’s 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition in San Diego this week? Catch AWE's President Mary Ann on a panel on "Crafting Water Rates for Revenue Stability and Conservation Pricing: Threading the Needle" on Thursday at 9:30, to learn more about financial management strategies that encourage conservation while meeting revenue objectives. Check out the schedule here.


ACWA's 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition on Guidebook
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California agencies are facing unprecedented challenges as they seek to provide long-term, reliable water service to customers despite a persistent drought and diminishing supplies. New statewide emergency drought regulations require further reductions in use leading to potential unintended conseque…

Curious how much water it takes to put Thanksgiving dinner on the table? America...

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:39
Curious how much water it takes to put Thanksgiving dinner on the table? American Water takes a look here. Remember to be thankful for clean, reliable water this year and every year!


Dr Water – How Much Water Does that Thanksgiving Turkey ‘Gobble-Gobble’?
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I will venture to guess that as families go around the table on November 28 sharing what they are most thankful for, water will not be counted among the blessings – but it should be! In the spirit of the holiday, I’d like to give you some ‘food for thought’ before you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast.

Did you miss our first "Innovations in Efficiency" webinar last week? You can no...

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:53
Did you miss our first "Innovations in Efficiency" webinar last week? You can now watch it online, download the presentation and learn about how AWE members MeterHero and WaterSmart Software are innovating new ways for utilities to communicate with their customers!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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The Alliance for Water Efficiency’s Innovations in Efficiency Showcase Series is an online platform to introduce water professionals to innovative products, services and approaches that are changing the field of water management. Innovations in Efficiency webinars are educational opportunities to le…

Kick off your weekend with a good deed and help ARCSA collect 100,000 names by D...

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:14
Kick off your weekend with a good deed and help ARCSA collect 100,000 names by Dec 16 on a petition to stimulate the rainwater-harvesting industry, which can help solve demand, stormwater and energy challenges!


stimulate the rainwater-harvesting industry, to convert this underutilized resource into a...
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We petition President Obama to stimulate the emerging rainwater-harvesting industry through legislation or executive order, creating new jobs in design, installation, education, R&D, sales, plumbing, landscaping, roofing, monitoring and maintenance, which could propel the U.S. to international leade…

In the market for a new clothes washer? The debate continues over whether front-...

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:10
In the market for a new clothes washer? The debate continues over whether front-loading or top-loading washers are more efficient as technology improves. Is there a clear winner? Find out in this story from the November Water Efficiency Watch.


Water Efficiency Watch - November 2014
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Water Efficiency Watch - November 2014

World Toilet Day is a moment to recognize our global sanitation crisis and the 2...

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:57
World Toilet Day is a moment to recognize our global sanitation crisis and the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to a toilet. Learn more about this important issue and how you can help at http://www.unwater.org/worldtoiletday. It's also a good day to appreciate all our toilets do for us, and how they impact our water resources. Did you know that efficient toilets have saved enough water to supply NY, Chicago and LA for the next 20 years? Upgrade your toilet to contribute to a more sustainable water future.


There's still time to sign up for our first "Innovations in Efficiency" Webinar...

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:47
There's still time to sign up for our first "Innovations in Efficiency" Webinar tomorrow - part of a new series to keep water professionals ahead of the curve on the latest trends and technologies. Join us to learn about how innovative businesses are working with communities to merge technology and science to influence customer behavior!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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Water utilities now have a host of tools available to them – ranging from social media to mobile apps – to educate consumers on the need for efficiency. These strategies are becoming more diverse – and more effective – with a greater understanding of how people learn and new ways to monitor and comm…

The November Water Efficiency Watch is here with the latest on sustainable water...

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:40
The November Water Efficiency Watch is here with the latest on sustainable water management. Check out our monthly newsletter for recaps from WaterSmart Innovations, EPA WaterSense Partner winners, the ongoing clothes washer debate, California drought management, upcoming events and more.


Water Efficiency Watch - November 2014
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Water Efficiency Watch - November 2014

Rising water bills have you looking for ways to reduce water use? AWE's Bill Chr...

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:41
Rising water bills have you looking for ways to reduce water use? AWE's Bill Christiansen discusses strategies and water-efficient fixtures that can save water and money in this piece from The Times of Northwest Indiana.


What's new in water conservation: Take a look at the latest water-efficiency home features that...
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In some parts of the nation, energy efficiency is taking the back seat to a new concern: water conservation.

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