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We've become very efficient indoors, but still have some work to do outdoors, wh...

AWE - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:19
We've become very efficient indoors, but still have some work to do outdoors, where waste from inefficient systems or excessive watering adds up fast! EPA WaterSense offers great tips and content to help homeowners do a #SprinklerSpruceUp. Check it out at http://www.epa.gov/watersense and help spread the word!


Last week for Earth Day, AWE's Bill Christiansen chatted with Architectural Dige...

AWE - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:46
Last week for Earth Day, AWE's Bill Christiansen chatted with Architectural Digest magazine to share 5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water - indoors and outdoors - with homeowners.


5 Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home
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Easy tips for conserving water at home

We never get tired of hearing it or saying it. From National Geographic's Sandra...

AWE - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:37
We never get tired of hearing it or saying it. From National Geographic's Sandra Postel on Westminster's analysis of how conservation impacted their rates and AWE's report: "The results were illuminating — and a resounding endorsement of the economic benefits of water conservation."


One Colorado Town’s Answer to a Catch-22 of Water Conservation
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One Colorado Town’s Answer to a Catch-22 of Water Conservation Posted by Sandra Postel of National Geographic's Freshwater Initiative in Water Currents on April 20, 2015 (0) More » Inefficient lawn irrigation is a common occurrence, and a big water waster, in western U.S. cities. Photo: Sandra Poste…

Happy 45th Earth Day! Help us celebrate and support water efficiency - we think...

AWE - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:08
Happy 45th Earth Day! Help us celebrate and support water efficiency - we think it's key to a sustainable water future!


Do you support sustainable rainwater harvesting? Add your name to this petition...

AWE - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 07:25
Do you support sustainable rainwater harvesting? Add your name to this petition and spread the word to help ARCSA collect 100,000 names by May 13!


Petition 2015 - American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
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The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world.

Join us and the Utah Water Conservation Forum on May 7-8 for their Annual WaterW...

AWE - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:57
Join us and the Utah Water Conservation Forum on May 7-8 for their Annual WaterWise Spring Conference and Workshop. The AWE team will be providing in-depth training and information on our Financing Sustainable Water resources and rate model on May 7, followed by great speakers and topics on May 8. Check out the agenda and register here!


Utah Water Conservation Forum - Events
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Financing Sustainable Water Workshop; Thursday, May 7 (Presented by: The Alliance for Water Efficiency) Annual WaterWise Spring Conference; Friday May 8

Wrapping up Water Week 2015, where AWE participated in a Future of Water Congres...

AWE - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:33
Wrapping up Water Week 2015, where AWE participated in a Future of Water Congressional Briefing with our Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) partners earlier this week: “Water-efficient plumbing has already conserved more than 18 trillion gallons nationally, saving municipalities millions of dollars in the delivery of water and wastewater services to our nation’s water users,” said Mary Ann Dickinson, of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. “With drought gripping more than 30 percent of the United States, federal leadership on water efficiency is needed now more than ever.”


Mechanical Hub | PILC discusses future of H20 on Capitol Hill
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Washington, D.C. — The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition on Monday hosted the Future of Water Congressional Briefing, an event that helped mark the beginning of Water Week 2015, which seeks to inform and inspire local, state, and national leaders and communicate the considerable value the water…

California's ongoing battle with the drought may be dominating the headlines, bu...

AWE - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:15
California's ongoing battle with the drought may be dominating the headlines, but are you up to speed on The "Other" Big Drought Story in the Colorado River Basin? Get the latest from resources in our April newsletter at http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/water-efficiency-watch-april-2015.aspx#b_co


There is a quiet revolution happening in water and energy conservation, as econo...

AWE - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:48
There is a quiet revolution happening in water and energy conservation, as economists and scientists are making greater use of “field experiments” to test what actually works. Join AWE May 13 for a webinar on "Conservation Strategies: Experimenting Together to Find Out What Works". Get a primer on how water managers can benefit from randomized controlled trials, and learn how academics can partner with you to test, design and deliver innovative and effective water programs for the public.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
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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 “field experiments” to test what actually works in getting businesses…

Did you know that this week is Water Week 2015? It's a moment to inform and insp...

AWE - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:00
Did you know that this week is Water Week 2015? It's a moment to inform and inspire local, state, and national leaders and communicate about water management solutions that ensure healthy, sustainable communities. Learn more about it at http://www.waterweek.us/ and see our infographic to learn why AWE is participating to talk about The Power of Plumbing + Policy!


Know the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index? We're getting a WER Index - a W...

AWE - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:43
Know the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index? We're getting a WER Index - a Water Efficiency Rating Index for homes! Learn more about this new effort to grade home performance and help buyers make better purchase decisions.


RESNET to Rate Water Efficiency of Homes - Alliance for Water Efficiency Water Efficiency Watch - Ap
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Water Efficiency Watch - April 2015

In this great episode of the Water Values Podcast, James Eklund of the Colorado...

AWE - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:17
In this great episode of the Water Values Podcast, James Eklund of the Colorado water Conservation Board, an AWE member, shares the latest on the first-ever Colorado State Water Plan and explains why Governor Hickenlooper likes to say that "every discussion about water should start with conservation."


Behind the Headgates of Colorado’s Water Plan with CWCB Director James Eklund - The Water Values
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thewatervaluespodcast/TWV_055.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS James Eklund, the Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, joins The Water Values Podcast to discuss Colorado’s Water Plan. James takes us behind the scenes for a…

A new report from the California Urban Water Conservation Council describes prog...

AWE - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:26
A new report from the California Urban Water Conservation Council describes program implementation and estimated water savings of Turf Removal and Replacement. The report offers both qualitative and quantitative context for turf removal programs and describes the challenges of program implementation and provides guidance to optimize program outcomes. Download it here!


New Report- Turf Removal and Replacement: Lessons Learned - Alliance for Water Efficiency Water Effi
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Water Efficiency Watch - April 2015

Check out our April Water Efficiency Watch for drought news, a new RESNET initia...

AWE - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 16:37
Check out our April Water Efficiency Watch for drought news, a new RESNET initiative to rate water efficiency in homes, the latest in Financing Sustainable Water news, upcoming webinars and conferences and much more!


Alliance for Water Efficiency Water Efficiency Watch - April 2015
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Water Efficiency Watch - April 2015

Yesterday Governor Brown announced a statewide order to reduce water use by 25 p...

AWE - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 16:27
Yesterday Governor Brown announced a statewide order to reduce water use by 25 percent in cities and towns as part of mandatory drought restrictions. This includes significant investments in efficiency through implementation of efficiency-oriented water rates, a statewide rebate program for appliances and more. We look forward to helping our California members rise to the challenge.


Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions: 'It's a different world'
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Gov. Jerry Brown , standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow at this time of year, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history.

Miss our webinar on turfgrass this morning? There's more Outdoor Water Use educa...

AWE - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:43
Miss our webinar on turfgrass this morning? There's more Outdoor Water Use education coming right up! It's the perfect time to remind homeowners how to spruce up irrigation systems before ramping up outdoor water use. Join EPA WaterSense and AWE for the "Time for a Sprinkler Spruce-Up" webinar on April 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST, the first installment in a new co-sponsored webinar series dedicated to outdoor water efficiency topics. Register at http://bit.ly/1DpHCa8.


ProPublica and CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism have teamed up to gather dat...

AWE - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:58
ProPublica and CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism have teamed up to gather data on how Americans use and consume water at home - and support sustainable use. Take their survey about water usage to help, and post your favorite #waterhack to conserve on Facebook or Twitter!


How Much Water Do You Use? Help ProPublica Investigate Water Use in the U.S.
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We want to know how you use water at home — and how what you actually use compares to government estimates

More Texas news - but with lessons for all! A new report from the Texas Living W...

AWE - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:57
More Texas news - but with lessons for all! A new report from the Texas Living Waters Project shows that billions of gallons of water can be saved from reducing lawn watering to 2 times per week. Learn more in the report here.


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AWE President Mary Ann Dickinson is celebrating Texas Water Day and the many #TX...

AWE - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:31
AWE President Mary Ann Dickinson is celebrating Texas Water Day and the many #TXWater victories to date! This includes being the 1st state to plan by region and to require water loss auditing and conservation plans, the 2nd with EPA WaterSense plumbing standards, and making the largest state investment in efficiency! Where to now? Texas should maximize conservation and reuse opportunities, drive financially sustainable water management, connect water and energy, and link water and land use. We look forward to helping our Texas partners, water suppliers and businesses achieve many more wins!


Will the persistent supply challenges in California and other Western states pro...

AWE - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:47
Will the persistent supply challenges in California and other Western states provide the momentum and will to rethink how we price water?


Water: The Price is Wrong
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Will drought and dry conditions finally help give the issue the political clout necessary to charge more?

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