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Last week at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, AWE was proud t...

AWE - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:32
Last week at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, AWE was proud to present Amy Vickers with the coveted AWE Water Star Award for more than 25 years of achievements in the water efficiency field. Amy is a nationally recognized water conservation and efficiency expert, engineer, and author. Learn more about her here!


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On October 9, 2014 -- at the Water Smart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas -- the Alliance for Water Efficiency presented Amy Vickers with its coveted annual Water Star Award, an award intended to recognize individual excellence in water efficiency. Vickers was honored for over 25 years of achiev…

Join EPA for a webinar on water loss control next Wednesday to learn about tools...

AWE - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:14
Join EPA for a webinar on water loss control next Wednesday to learn about tools, policies and successful programs from several AWE partners and members! Register here.


Water Loss Control | Sustainable Water Infrastructure | Pacific Southwest | US EPA
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Effective water loss control programs will reduce real (i.e., leaks) and apparent losses (i.e., improperly metered consumption). Controlling loss can increase revenue and water supply, an especially effective strategy during times of drought and economic uncertainty. This webcast will bring together…

This week, the U.S. Water Partnership launched H2infO, a new platform to offer t...

AWE - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:15
This week, the U.S. Water Partnership launched H2infO, a new platform to offer the international community access to U.S. knowledge, tools and research to solve water challenges. AWE is proud to be a member and to have contributed our work to this important effort. Learn more here.


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What's the real relationship between conservation & rising water rates? AWE's Ma...

AWE - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:10
What's the real relationship between conservation & rising water rates? AWE's Mary Ann Dickinson explains why water efficiency is a smart investment for both utilities and consumer in this National Geographic blog post.


The Real Relationship Between Conservation and Rising Water Rates
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From Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency: A number of articles have been published recently which report on rising water rates across the U.S., pointing fing...

Join the #ShowerBetter Campaign to celebrate National Energy Action month and pr...

AWE - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:57
Join the #ShowerBetter Campaign to celebrate National Energy Action month and promote EPA WaterSense labeled showerheads in your communities and to friends and family. If every home in the United States replaced existing showerheads with WaterSense labeled models, we could save more than 260 billion gallons of water and nearly $5.1 billion in water and energy costs annually! Help spread the word and learn more at epa.gov/watersense


WaterSense | US EPA
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Save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business and taking simple steps to save water each day.

AWE is proud to have been part of The Johnson Foundation's Charting New Waters i...

AWE - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:14
AWE is proud to have been part of The Johnson Foundation's Charting New Waters initiative over the last six years. The capstone report from this effort provides a vision of what is both possible and necessary to achieve if our nation is to successfully navigate our water challenges - including a key recommendation to optimize the use of available water. Read the report here.


Navigating to New Shores | The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
www.johnsonfdn.org
Without significant changes, existing water systems will soon no longer be able to provide the services that citizens have come to expect. Recent water crises have illustrated that the economic and social consequences of inaction are far too great for this country and its communities.

Montana recently released a draft of their new water plan - the first statewide...

AWE - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:02
Montana recently released a draft of their new water plan - the first statewide document addressing water challenges in over 20 years. The plan has put citizen involvement front and center, and emphasizes expanding water efficiency and conservation efforts. Learn from the Great Falls Tribune.


New water plan addresses user demands, climate
www.greatfallstribune.com
Recommendations out for public comment

Developing water rate structures to achieve diverse objectives is becoming more...

AWE - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:13
Developing water rate structures to achieve diverse objectives is becoming more challenging than ever. AWE is partnering with the Sierra Club and the Texas Water Foundation to host workshops for utilities in the Dallas and Houston areas November 12 and 13 to share new rate setting and financial management resources, including hands-on training on our new Sales Forecasting and Rate Model. Don't miss out - register today!


Financing Sustainable Water: Building Better Water Rates in an Uncertain World
www.texaswater.org
Participants will receive in-depth training on the new Alliance for Water Efficiency Sales Forecasting and Rate Model, an innovative, free and user-friendly tool that can help managers explicitly model rate structures and effects on revenue and water use.

Art, architecture and education come together in New York City as water tanks ar...

AWE - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:44
Art, architecture and education come together in New York City as water tanks are transformed into beautiful murals to promote water conservation and raise awareness of scarcity. Learn more about the Water Tank Project.


Artists Transform 100 NYC Water Tanks Into Stunning Works Of Art
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In New York City, it's not uncommon to find art by famous painters and photographers hanging in unexpected corners of the boroughs. From street art to public art to contemporary elevator museums, every crevice of NYC seems to be open game for artists...

Last week, the One Water Leadership Summit 2014, hosted by the US Water Alliance...

AWE - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:50
Last week, the One Water Leadership Summit 2014, hosted by the US Water Alliance, featured a panel of national water leaders on the challenges facing our industry. Catch the webcast here for thought-provoking discussions on solutions such as raising water rates, investing in infrastructure, communicating with the public and bolstering our workforce.


Water Works: Investing Together for a Stronger America - 1042867
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Today's water challenges cannot be solved solely by building new reservoirs, pip...

AWE - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:59
Today's water challenges cannot be solved solely by building new reservoirs, pipelines and treatment plants. Utilities will have to embrace a new form of infrastructure to provide reliable, reasonably priced water services - one that is distributed across many properties and owners - and examine how to finance initiatives that are not easily addressed by public finance laws. Check out this new paper from Ceres on how to make better use of bond financing for distributed water systems.


Bond Financing Distributed Water systems: How to Make Better Use of Our Most Liquid Market for...
www.ceres.org
Water utilities are at a crossroads. in the years ahead, they will have to invest billions in their infrastructure simply to catch up on backlogged repairs—and billions more to accommodate growing demands and changing hydrologic conditions.

At the One Water Leadership Summit this week, the San Francisco Public Utilities...

AWE - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:49
At the One Water Leadership Summit this week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission launched their forward-looking Blueprint Project for onsite water reuse. Check out their step by step guide for developing local programs at this link: http://bit.ly/1ASdspg


The World Water Week conference in Stockholm earlier this month focused on the w...

AWE - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:22
The World Water Week conference in Stockholm earlier this month focused on the water-energy nexus, bringing together companies, governments and utilities to discuss comprehensive long-term strategies for current and future water and energy needs. This Guardian piece provides a look at challenges and opportunities and calls for "shifting the focus to finding more efficient, integrated solutions to these challenges."


Solutions to the water energy nexus remain elusive
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While businesses are acting on the interconnected issues of water and energy, the voice of power companies and energy producers is largely absent

Can you take a shorter shower and conserve more water than a friend or family me...

AWE - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:48
Can you take a shorter shower and conserve more water than a friend or family member? Soon a new app and hardware hack may let you compete. More from TechCrunch on how Silicon Valley is looking at innovations to help solve water shortages.


Shower With Friends Lets You Gamify Water Consumption | TechCrunch
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An engineering team from Mashery may have a good solution to California's drought problem - just shower with friends. The team of five presented Shower with..

4,000 high-efficiency bathroom fixtures + 28 public school buildings in NYC = ha...

AWE - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:28
4,000 high-efficiency bathroom fixtures + 28 public school buildings in NYC = half a million gallons of water saved per school day. With a goal of reaching 500 buildings and roughly 40,000 bathroom fixtures, this NYC DEP program will help ensure an adequate water supply for NYC and reduce costs to treat and deliver water. Learn more here.


DEP Upgrades Public Schools in All Five Boroughs to Conserve Water
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New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd today announced that nearly 4,000 new, high-efficiency bathroom fixtures have been installed at 28 public school buildings throughout the five boroughs which has resulted in an approximately 71 percent reduction in w…

Need new ideas to engage customers? Combine smart water use and the ever-popular...

AWE - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:11
Need new ideas to engage customers? Combine smart water use and the ever-popular selfie to create a #droughtselfie! San Diego County Water Authority is encouraging college students to promote water conservation by sending selfies with magnets displaying the authority’s “When in Drought” message to win prizes.


Water Conservation Promoted with Student Selfie Contest - Times of San Diego
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The San Diego County Water Authority is encouraging college students to promote water conservation by sending selfies with the "When in Drought" message.

Implementation of a rate change is just as important as the rate design. An ambi...

AWE - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:38
Implementation of a rate change is just as important as the rate design. An ambitious rate change can be undone overnight if customers don't understand or support it. Check out a new AWE case study on how Cobb County Water System in Georgia successfully rolled out a brand new rate structure to 175K customers - which would result in a 300% price increase for some - through a smart public engagement strategy. http://bit.ly/1nynWUw


Case Study: Cobb County, Georgia Successfully Implements Efficiency-Oriented Rate Structure and...
www.financingsustainablewater.org
In 2006, Cobb County Water System in Metro Atlanta received a directive from the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District to implement conservation rates. Anticipating strong opposition from its 175,000 customers, Cobb County assembled a core Rate Setting Team to develop and execute a robu…

Sign up for our free webinar on September 9 for an introduction to our new Finan...

AWE - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:32
Sign up for our free webinar on September 9 for an introduction to our new Financing Sustainable Water (www.FinancingSustainableWater.org) resources, a demonstration of what the new Sales Forecasting and Rate Model can do, and a preview of what's coming next to help utilities align rates, revenues and resources. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/m8s5j7h


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10 powerful side-by-side comparisons of water sources in California in 2011 and...

AWE - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:18
10 powerful side-by-side comparisons of water sources in California in 2011 and 2014. Take a look at the impact of drought.


Dramatic Before and After Photos Show California's Shrinking Water Supplies
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In this before-and-after composite image, above, the Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, Calif. The Enterprise Bridge, below, passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on Aug. 19, 2014 in Oroville, Calif. As the…

We're excited to announce the launch of our new initiative, Financing Sustainabl...

AWE - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:16
We're excited to announce the launch of our new initiative, Financing Sustainable Water, to help water managers build better rate structures that improve revenue stability and encourage resource efficiency. Read the announcement at www.a4we.org, and check out our new suite of tools for water managers, elected officials, and consumers at http://www.financingsustainablewater.org/!


Financing Sustainable Water | A Project of the Alliance for Water Efficiency
www.financingsustainablewater.org
Financing Sustainable Water is an initiative of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. It was created to provide practical information to guide utilities from development through implementation of rate structures that balance revenue management, resource efficiency and fiscal sustainability. This websit…

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