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There's still time to register for our March 11 Never Waste webinar. Learn what'...

AWE - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:31
There's still time to register for our March 11 Never Waste webinar. Learn what's new for AWE's Never Waste campaign in 2014, and how it can help you engage customers through traditional and social media, digital properties, events and more. http://bit.ly/1c2Llb9


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON CHANGING THE WAY YOUR CUSTOMERS USE WATER IN 2014 ON MARCH 11 It’s more important than ever to get customers thinking differently about their water use as demands on water grow. AWE’s Never Waste campaign is a consumer-facing educational campaign built around the idea of a wa...

The US Water Prize winners are "innovating and integrating different aspects of...

AWE - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 08:39
The US Water Prize winners are "innovating and integrating different aspects of water, economics and social need". Check out US Water Alliance President Ben Grumbles discussing the Prize on the WaterWorld Weekly Newscast this week. We are proud to be selected as a winner this year!


WaterWorld Weekly Newscast - Water Utility News & Projects
www.waterworld.com

California may be the latest victim; but water shortages are affecting more than...

AWE - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 08:02
California may be the latest victim; but water shortages are affecting more than 40 out of 50 states. It's time to recognize water efficiency's value and commit to efficiency as a national priority, not an option of last resort in the panic of a drought, says AWE's President Mary Ann Dickinson in this blog post for The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread. Read her piece here.


Recognizing Water Efficiency’s Value | The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
www.johnsonfdn.org
() Mary Ann DickinsonPresident/CEOAlliance for Water Efficiency Thirty years ago most of us would have laughed at the fact that we might run out of water in the United States, or that water shortages would affect more than 4

The UNC Environmental Finance Center, in partnership with Raftelis Financial Con...

AWE - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:20
The UNC Environmental Finance Center, in partnership with Raftelis Financial Consultants and on behalf of the Water Research Foundation, have released a new report on "Defining a Resilient Business Model for Utilities" - to share trends and analysis of financial issues facing utilities today, as well as new tools and resources. Check out the initiative and look for more from these organizations as part of our work and partnership on these issues!


Release of Revenue Resiliency Review for Water Utilities « Environmental Finance
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Mary Tiger is the Chief Operating Officer of the Environmental Finance Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Water auditing and loss control programs are effective ways for a utility to con...

AWE - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:00
Water auditing and loss control programs are effective ways for a utility to conserve water, increase revenue and save on expenses. Join us March 12th in Orlando, Florida for a half day training on best practices, industry trends and more. Sign up today!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Are you frustrated with utility expenses outpacing revenues? Are your utility customers upset that they are being asked to conserve while perceiving they are paying for the system's inefficiencies? Best-practices for water auditing and loss control are beginning to take hold among water systems in...

Join us on March 11 for a webinar on how AWE can support your customer education...

AWE - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 16:47
Join us on March 11 for a webinar on how AWE can support your customer education efforts. Learn what's new for our Never Waste campaign in 2014, get fresh ideas for making a splash in this community and hear from Ventura Water on how they used the campaign creatively to engage customers! Sign up via this link today!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON CHANGING THE WAY YOUR CUSTOMERS USE WATER IN 2014 ON MARCH 11 It’s more important than ever to get customers thinking differently about their water use as demands on water grow. AWE’s Never Waste campaign is a consumer-facing educational campaign built around the idea of a wa...

Discouraging news from the National Weather Service: the chance of enough rain f...

AWE - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:32
Discouraging news from the National Weather Service: the chance of enough rain falling in the next three months to bring California back up to average precipitation levels is now 1-in-1000 - down from 1-in-200 in January. The prospect of long term drought means even greater need for immediate statewide investments in efficiency.


1-in-1000 Chance California’s Drought Will End This Spring | TIME.com
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The National Weather Service just released some discouraging information for anyone hoping for a quick end to the state's water crisis

8 simple, creative ways to use every drop of water productively. What out-of-the...

AWE - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:12
8 simple, creative ways to use every drop of water productively. What out-of-the-box tips do you share with your customers?


8 Simple Ways to Conserve Water
blogs.kqed.org
Make these simple, water-saving behavioral changes to help California deal with a drought.

Happy Valentine's Day! Show someone special in your life how much you care with...

AWE - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:22
Happy Valentine's Day! Show someone special in your life how much you care with a gift they'll use daily - a Never Waste water bottle! Take 20% off through Sunday with code VDAY14 at www.NeverWaste.org!


Never Waste Water Bottle | Shop Home Water Works
www.home-water-works.org
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...

Don't forget to complete your annual report to apply for a WaterSense Partner of...

AWE - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:24
Don't forget to complete your annual report to apply for a WaterSense Partner of the Year award and showcase your sustainability efforts! Winners will be honored at our luncheon at the WaterSmart Innovations conference in October.


WaterSense Awards | WaterSense | US EPA
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You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more about PDF, and for a link to the free Acrobat Reader.

Don't forget to register for our webinar next Tuesday, February 18th to learn ho...

AWE - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 15:16
Don't forget to register for our webinar next Tuesday, February 18th to learn how State Broadcasters Associations can help you get the word out about using water wisely to millions of water customers and how you can qualify for special rates! Learn more and register here.


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON LEARNING TO WORK WITH YOUR LOCAL STATE BROADCASTERS' ASSOCIATION TO EDUCATE CONSUMERS ABOUT EFFICIENT WATER USE ON FEBRUARY 18 As droughts and strains on water supplies become more common, promoting public education and awareness about efficient water use – and delivering a co...

Celebrate your sweetheart with something more meaningful than chocolates this ye...

AWE - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:53
Celebrate your sweetheart with something more meaningful than chocolates this year, and gift a Never Waste water bottle! Now through Sunday, February 16, take 20% off all bottle purchases with code VDAY14 at checkout.

Planning a trip to escape dropping temperatures? You can support AWE and water e...

AWE - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 08:50
Planning a trip to escape dropping temperatures? You can support AWE and water efficiency when you purchase flights, book hotels and reserve car rentals through our Perkle page. Simply use this link and continue on to your shopping destination - and a portion of your purchase will support work to conserve water!


Helping Communities and Businesses Across the Nation Conserve Water | Alliance for Water...
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We all have a stake in the efficient use of our water resources. Demands on the nation's freshwater resources continue to grow, and the proper management of those resources is crucial to sustain life. Water efficiency is the least expensive and most

In times of drought, getting the right message about water use out to as many as...

AWE - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 07:59
In times of drought, getting the right message about water use out to as many as customers as possible is critical. Did you know that there are special opportunities for utilities to reach millions through State Broadcasters' Associations? Join us for a webinar next Tuesday, Feb 18 entitled "Working with Your Local State Broadcasters' Association to Educate Consumers" to learn about how to maximize your public education budget with creative opportunities. Register here!


Alliance for Water Efficiency News
www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON LEARNING TO WORK WITH YOUR LOCAL STATE BROADCASTERS' ASSOCIATION TO EDUCATE CONSUMERS ABOUT EFFICIENT WATER USE ON FEBRUARY 18 As droughts and strains on water supplies become more common, promoting public education and awareness about efficient water use – and delivering a co...

Never Waste bottles are helping Californians in Ventura do their part to conserv...

AWE - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:51
Never Waste bottles are helping Californians in Ventura do their part to conserve as the drought continues to strain supplies. For more information on how Never Waste can help you reach your customers, reach out to us!


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Fun Friday: Never Waste bottles travel to the Santa Barbara Film Festival and keep our movie viewers hydrated (and informed) about never wasting water. Seen the signs around Ventura with the Never Waste bottles? Visit www.neverwaste.org to order your own and learn how you can save water.

Earlier this week, the House passed a controversial California drought bill, cre...

AWE - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:30
Earlier this week, the House passed a controversial California drought bill, creating further divide among the parties and push back from California state officials. The Administration also announced several types of drought aid this week, and an alternative bill is expected to be introduced soon by Democrats.


WASHINGTON: House passes California drought bill and political floodgates open | Environment |...
www.mcclatchydc.com
A bitterly divided House approved a sweeping California water bill Wednesday that puts the Senate on the spot and splits the drought-ridden state into several competing camps.

Last week, AWE spoke about the water-energy nexus to hundreds of energy provider...

AWE - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:14
Last week, AWE spoke about the water-energy nexus to hundreds of energy providers, consultants and other stakeholders at the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. Check out what AWE had to say about capturing savings from energy in water in this recap from an attendee from the Center for Energy and Environment.


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Share in our latest insight and ideas in energy, from data visualization to best practices from the field.

Today, EPA WaterSense launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agen...

AWE - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:06
Today, EPA WaterSense launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agency partners and other organizations to encourage hotels to use best management practices that will save water and money, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Join fellow AWE members and get your community involved. Learn more via the press release and at a webinar on February 13! http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/cdb5647cb3411d5985257c7600568e79?OpenDocument

As California grapples with ongoing drought, San Francisco's investments in effi...

AWE - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:55
As California grapples with ongoing drought, San Francisco's investments in efficiency decades ago are paying off. Through rebate programs, usage monitoring, customer communications and recycling initiatives, water use in SF - 49 gallons per day on average - is the lowest in the state. Read here to learn how investing in efficiency has helped AWE member SFPUC (and many other communities) develop a foundation of responsible water use that's now helping them to weather current challenges.


California drought: S.F. leads state in water conservation
www.sfgate.com
The SFPUC continues to press conservation incentives for both residents and businesses, including free conservation evaluations, free water-efficient gardening classes, and financial grants for people doing landscaping and community gardens. Effect of incentivesAll the free fixtures and rebates hand...

Local water agencies across California are beginning to take action in the face...

AWE - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:06
Local water agencies across California are beginning to take action in the face of worsening drought conditions and diminishing supplies. While many are still calling for voluntary reductions, some have begun to implement mandatory restrictions on water use. This helpful map from the Association of California Water Agencies provides a snapshot of how local agencies and suppliers are responding.


Status of Response to 2014 Drought | Association of California Water Agencies
www.acwa.com
Local water agencies across California are beginning to take action in the face of record-dry conditions in early 2014. Many water suppliers are calling on customers to step up conservation efforts, while some already have implemented mandatory restrictions on water use.

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