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Are you in the know when it comes to the U.S. water system? 13 things you probab...

AWE - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:58
Are you in the know when it comes to the U.S. water system? 13 things you probably don't know but should!


13 Things You Probably Don't Know About the U.S. Water System (But Should)
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
It’s been a rough year for the U.S. water system already, and it’s only summer. Two U.S. cities (Charleston, West Virginia, and Toledo, Ohio) have gone for days with no safe water service. T...

"Waste Less, Pollute Less" - Urban water conservation can help address both wate...

AWE - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:23
"Waste Less, Pollute Less" - Urban water conservation can help address both water quality and water supply issues. This new brief from NRDC explains how efficiency measures can advance Clean Water Act compliance.


Clean Water Act, Urban Water Supplies | NRDC
www.nrdc.org
NRDC: In many parts of the United States, cities and suburbs -- and the wastewater and stormwater utilities that serve them -- are among the largest sources of water pollution.

The powerful documentary on water challenges, Last Call at the Oasis, has been u...

AWE - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:08
The powerful documentary on water challenges, Last Call at the Oasis, has been updated with new footage on the California drought and Colorado River Basin groundwater depletion. Watch four new outtakes from National Geographic.


4 Things You Need To Know About the California Drought
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
Oscar Winner Jessica Yu updates her 2012 water documentary Last Call at the Oasis and shares 4 outtakes on the California drought, groundwater depletion and novel ideas on saving water. As you have...

Did you know that the over-taxed Colorado River irrigates 15% of our nation's cr...

AWE - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:48
Did you know that the over-taxed Colorado River irrigates 15% of our nation's crops and generates $26 billion in recreation and tourism? American Rivers and Western Resource Advocates identified five critical steps to meet current and future water needs in the Colorado River Basin, including 1 million acre-feet of municipal water conservation and 1 million acre-feet of agricultural conservation.


Press
www.coloradoriversolutions.org
Groundbreaking Report Recommends Effective Water Solutions for Agriculture, Business and Residential Use in Colorado River Basin

The crisis facing our fresh water supply "must force us to re-think how we manag...

AWE - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:39
The crisis facing our fresh water supply "must force us to re-think how we manage the efficiency of our water use.....Individual actions can, of course, be scaled up by government actions and regulations. The Alliance for Water Efficiency, for example, exists as an authoritative voice for water conservation in North America, informs and advocates for the development of state and municipal laws, codes, and standards, and supports a national partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency called "WaterSense" that promotes best water conservation management practices for homes, hotels, factories, businesses, treatment plants and water distribution infrastructure, and rewards the best examples of the most efficient water conservation technologies."


Water Efficiency in a Global Crisis
www.huffingtonpost.com
Only 3 percent of the water on earth is fresh, and of that some 2 percent is locked in the polar ice caps, thus leaving us with the astonishing conclusion that the entire population on earth is reliant on 1 percent of the available water worldwide to...

Congrats to AWE member Austin Water for being honored by the Environmental Syste...

AWE - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:43
Congrats to AWE member Austin Water for being honored by the Environmental Systems Research Institute for their use of GIS technology to adapt to drought conditions!


Austin wins award for water conservation technology
impactnews.com
Austin Water Utility just beat out 100,000 sites from around the world to win an award recognizing its use of technology in water conservation efforts.

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