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Yesterday, AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson testified before the U.S. Se...

AWE - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:36
Yesterday, AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on S.1971, the "Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014." The testimony was based on the fact that S.1971 will be a critically important first step in promoting better joint management of water and energy at the federal level, and it will serve as a vehicle for pursuing a national understanding of how much water is embedded in the generation of electricity and how much energy is embedded in water services. Check out her testimony here!


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On June 25, AWE President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources. The purpose of the hearing was to hear testimony on S.1971, the "Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014." AWE provided testimony along with the Departme…

Water is far too often taken for granted. This article from the San Jose Mercury...

AWE - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:14
Water is far too often taken for granted. This article from the San Jose Mercury News follows water's long journey from the Sierras to San Francisco and highlights the people, businesses, and wildlife that rely on on this diminishing resource along the way.


California Drought: Snowmelt's path shows impact from Sierras to Pacific
www.mercurynews.com
When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a drought-stricken state.

AWE is hard at work developing new tools and resources to help utilities manage...

AWE - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:41
AWE is hard at work developing new tools and resources to help utilities manage challenges related to revenue, rates and resources. Learn more about our recent national Summit on these issues and our Financing Sustainable Water initiative in our latest newsletter.


AWE Partners on 2nd Water Rate Summit - Water Efficiency Watch June July 2014
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Water Efficiency Watch June July 2014

A recent poll by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times demonstrates the importa...

AWE - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:41
A recent poll by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times demonstrates the importance of public engagement. 89% of people polled view the California drought as major problem or crisis, but few people think it affects their lives or want to finance improvements. Learn more via the LA Times:


Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness
www.latimes.com
Most Californians surveyed say the statewide drought has had little or no impact on their daily lives, and a majority oppose the suspension of environmental protections or large-scale public spending to boost water supplies, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found.

October 7th is our annual membership meeting, just before the WaterSmart Innovat...

AWE - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:11
October 7th is our annual membership meeting, just before the WaterSmart Innovations conference kicks off in Las Vegas. We're pleased to announce that Bruce Rhodes, Manager of Water Resource Management at Melbourne Water, will be the headline speaker, with a talk entitled Lessons Learned from Australia: What Happens when the Drought is Over? Don't miss it!


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Be sure to come to Las Vegas early on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to catch the AWE Committee Meetings during the day and the Annual Membership meeting and reception starting at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Bruce Rhodes, Manager of Water Resource Management at Melbourne Water, will be the headline speake…

Progress on policies to promote water efficiency, a new WaterSense NOI, more too...

AWE - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:53
Progress on policies to promote water efficiency, a new WaterSense NOI, more tools for engaging consumers, and webinars, resources and more from AWE in our June Water Efficiency Watch. Get the latest on issues that affect you and your work here!


Water Efficiency Watch June July 2014
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Water Efficiency Watch June July 2014

The latest Black & Veatch study indicates more than 60% of water utilities need...

AWE - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:53
The latest Black & Veatch study indicates more than 60% of water utilities need a 5% or more annual rate increase for the next 10 years to cover costs, while water supply/scarcity remains one of the top five sustainability issues they face. Rate setting and financial planning practices that balance resource efficiency and revenue management will be key to creating sustainable utilities.


Most Water Utilities Are In the Red, Study Finds : Greentech Media
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Many U.S. water utilities don’t have the revenue to support sustainable operations.

Don't miss our free webinar June 19th on Water Loss! We will discuss the Water...

AWE - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:33
Don't miss our free webinar June 19th on Water Loss! We will discuss the Water Research Foundation's new model to help managers analyze and reduce water utility system leakage in the most cost-effective way. Learn more and register here:


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AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON WATER LOSS: WHAT ARE THE BEST ECONOMIC OPTIONS FOR MANAGING LEAKAGE? This free webinar will discuss a newly‐completed project from the Water Research Foundation (Project 4372) that will help managers analyze and reduce water utility system leakage in the most cost effective wa…

Last Friday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law SB14-103, requi...

AWE - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:28
Last Friday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law SB14-103, requiring that all tank-type toilets, urinals, faucets and showerheads meet the same flow requirements as WaterSense labeled fixtures. Colorado is the fourth state to adopt WaterSense specifications, following California, Georgia, and Texas. Congratulations to all who worked hard on this important legislative victory in Colorado! Check out the enacted bill here.


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On Friday, June 6, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law SB14-103, which requires that as of September 1, 2016 all tank-type toilets, urinals, faucets and showerheads meet the same flow requirements as WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures. This makes Colorado the fourth state to adopt…

San Francisco is installing smart meters for 180,000 homes and businesses, becom...

AWE - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:50
San Francisco is installing smart meters for 180,000 homes and businesses, becoming one of the first major cities to roll out real-time metering and tracking to help customers conserve water. Learn more here.


California drought: S.F. gets smart water meters
www.sfgate.com
[...] unlike a dieter who regularly steps on a bathroom scale, water consumers can't track the gallons as they flow down the drain. San Francisco, though, is aiming to change that, becoming one of the first major cities to roll out technology that allows water customers to track their use, and how m…

Yesterday was World Environment Day - but it's not too late to celebrate! What a...

AWE - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:17
Yesterday was World Environment Day - but it's not too late to celebrate! What are you doing this weekend to contribute to the protection of the environment? Perhaps repairing a leak or setting your sprinkler for efficient watering? Every action counts! http://www.unep.org/wed/


World Environment Day - Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level
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UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré are sending an SOS to the world on behalf of Small Island Developing States

Greater efficiency in the agricultural sector will be key to sustainable water m...

AWE - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:10
Greater efficiency in the agricultural sector will be key to sustainable water management. This infographic from the USDA shows progress and plans made by American farmers over the last 70 years using methods like smart irrigation.


Ag Conservation: Research and Promotion Programs at Work
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An infographic exploring water conservation efforts across American commodity production produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). AMS product.

Sign up today for our next free webinar on June 19 to learn about a newly‐comple...

AWE - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:24
Sign up today for our next free webinar on June 19 to learn about a newly‐completed Water Loss project from the Water Research Foundation that will help managers analyze and reduce water utility system leakage in the most cost effective way. The project produced a free user-friendly model for standard leakage component analysis for the water utility community. Sign up here!


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AWE TO HOLD WEBINAR ON WATER LOSS: WHAT ARE THE BEST ECONOMIC OPTIONS FOR MANAGING LEAKAGE? This free webinar will discuss a newly‐completed project from the Water Research Foundation (Project 4372) that will help managers analyze and reduce water utility system leakage in the most cost effective wa…

AWE members continue to lead the way on efficiency! NYC DEP has announced a new...

AWE - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:54
AWE members continue to lead the way on efficiency! NYC DEP has announced a new $23 million toilet replacement program that will save 10 million gallons of water per day, and reduce carbon emissions by 15,500 metric tons per year, the equivalent of removing 3,300 cars from the road.


DEP Announces $23 Million High Efficiency Toilet Replacement Program
www.nyc.gov
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd today announced a new $23 million toilet replacement program to replace inefficient toilets in select residential properties across the five boroughs. The first phase of the program will begin later this spring, and…

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