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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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
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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...

AWE - 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...

AWE - 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...

AWE - 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...

AWE - 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
www.nytimes.com
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...

AWE - 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
www.latimes.com
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...

AWE - 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…

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