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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
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
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
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
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'
www.latimes.com
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.
www.propublica.org
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
www.theatlantic.com
Will drought and dry conditions finally help give the issue the political clout necessary to charge more?

Have you registered yet for the IWA Conference on Water Efficiency and Performan...

AWE - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:35
Have you registered yet for the IWA Conference on Water Efficiency and Performance Assessment of Water Services next month? Don't miss an opportunity to learn from international experts about more effective, efficient solutions -- and how they can be properly measured and assessed to guarantee their continuing efficiency value. Join us in Cincinnati and register now!


IWA Conference 2015
www.iwaefficient.com
Don't miss your chance to be at this exciting conference and your chance to visit Cincinnati, one of the best kept secrets in all of North America.

#WorldWaterDay is a day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare. This ye...

AWE - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:30
#WorldWaterDay is a day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare. This year, we're celebrating strides in water efficiency and how much we've achieved in AWE's first eight years - all thanks to our network of leaders, decision-makers and pioneers in water management. To see the full graphic go to http://bit.ly/1N7YiSP


So many people think that tiny drip in the kitchen or bathroom isn't such a big...

AWE - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:22
So many people think that tiny drip in the kitchen or bathroom isn't such a big deal. To help combat that perception, Denver Water has put together great charts to show just how fast water waste adds up. Helping homeowners understand how much water (and money!) can be saved will inspire them to #FixALeak.


Water Waste | Denver Water
www.denverwater.org
Continuous forms of water waste add up faster than you might think. Even a tiny leak can turn into a big water bill.

AWE members get creative and partner up to offer great #FixaLeak resources. The...

AWE - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:41
AWE members get creative and partner up to offer great #FixaLeak resources. The mobile-friendly Smart Home Water Guide website from AMWUA (the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association) is designed to help both bumbling and handy homeowners find and fix leaks in kitchens and bathrooms, in irrigation systems and pools using short, illustrated lessons.


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www.smarthomewaterguide.org
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Today kicks off the annual Fix a Leak Week! Homes can lose 10,000 gallons of cle...

AWE - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:16
Today kicks off the annual Fix a Leak Week! Homes can lose 10,000 gallons of clean water each year - making it a huge opportunity to save water and money. This week we're highlighting resources, facts and tips to inspire you to make Fix a Leak Week EVERY Week. First join EPA WaterSense and professionals across the country for a #FixaLeak twitter chat at 2 pm EST today!


Are you looking at all the benefits of your water efficiency programs to make th...

AWE - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:29
Are you looking at all the benefits of your water efficiency programs to make the strongest case? Check out our latest Financing Sustainable Water blog post on understanding and evaluating avoided costs - and resources for getting started!


Understanding Your Return on Investment: The Importance of Avoided Costs in Water Efficiency...
www.financingsustainablewater.org
Every water provider faces a unique set of circumstances that determine whether or not water efficiency programs will be cost-effective. What works for one...

This running toilet (aka our Education & Outreach Committee Chair Kathy) is trai...

AWE - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 08:54
This running toilet (aka our Education & Outreach Committee Chair Kathy) is training hard for the #WaterDropDash next week in Metro Atlanta! Is a running toilet making an appearance at your #FixALeakWeek activities?




How does a toilet train for the #waterdropdash? Join us as we chase down the running toilet at the Water Drop Dash!

Californians in January fell far short of the 20% conservation goal, while snow...

AWE - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 15:52
Californians in January fell far short of the 20% conservation goal, while snow pack levels confirm a likely 4th year of drought and the need to double down on efficiency.


A dry January pulled down water conservation rate in California
www.latimes.com
After getting a gold star for saving water in December, California's conservation efforts flagged in January.

Our Facebook community welcomed its 1000th member this week! Thank you for showi...

AWE - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 14:43
Our Facebook community welcomed its 1000th member this week! Thank you for showing your support and enthusiasm for a more water-efficient world. Let us know what kind of news and information you'd like to see more of this year. To send you off into your weekend, here's a reminder of why sustainable water use is so important!


Fix a Leak Week is right around the corner! How is your community celebrating th...

AWE - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:48
Fix a Leak Week is right around the corner! How is your community celebrating this annual opportunity to chase down leaks? Check out this EPA WaterSense page to get inspiration from events happening from coast to coast, all geared to teach you how to find and fix household leaks.


Fix a Leak Week | WaterSense | US EPA
www.epa.gov
Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for Fix a Leak Week 2015, March 16–22, 2015, but remember that you can race over to your plumbing fi…

AWE is proud to be a partner of the first North American Water Loss Conference,...

AWE - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:47
AWE is proud to be a partner of the first North American Water Loss Conference, which will be the premier assemblage of policy and technical experts on non-revenue water management in North America. Save the date for December 8-9, 2015 and learn about how to submit abstracts here. We hope to see you there!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Come attend the first North American Water Loss Conference, which will be the premier assemblage of policy and technical experts on non-revenue water management in North America. Discussions will take place over the two days on developing water loss policies, auditing your system, reducing apparent…

The Lower Colorado River Authority in Texas recently announced that the deep dro...

AWE - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:48
The Lower Colorado River Authority in Texas recently announced that the deep drought that has gripped the state’s watershed since 2008 is the worst on record. In this piece, AWE's Board Member Carole Baker shares an important message as the state considers strategies to deal with unrelenting growth - “We all know that because of growth in Texas that we need new water supply projects,” Carole Baker, executive director of the Texas Water Foundation. “But we can defer them with aggressive conservation.”


Central Texas Drought Is Worst on Record - Circle of Blue WaterNews
www.circleofblue.org
Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.

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