WaterSense Logo(1)AWE is closely following the federal budget discussions in Washington, DC. The WaterSense® labeling program is in grave danger of losing its funding, and it needs our support. Click here to learn more and how you can help. On Tuesday, April 25, AWE delivered a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt with 187 organizations calling for preserved program funding. View it here.

AWE Webinar - Commercial Kitchens Guide

WebinarAWE will host a webinar on May 2 to provide an overview of the new member-only Commercial Kitchens Water Use Efficiency and Best Practices Guide. The webinar will address the basics of performing an audit in a commercial kitchen setting and will also explore two Restaurant Certification programs: the Region of Waterloo Restaurant Certification Program and the East Bay Municipal Utility District Water Smart Certification Program. Click here to learn more and to register.

Study Estimates Up To 170-Billion-Gallon Water Savings Per Year Through Water-Efficient Toilets

AWE PMI logoWater-efficient toilets could potentially save up to 170 billion potable gallons of water per year across five states facing water scarcity, according to new research released today by AWE and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI). The “Saturation Study of Non-Efficient Water Closets in Key States” focused on Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia and Texas – all states that have experienced serious water shortages. Click here to learn more about this research and to download the full report.

Commercial Kitchens Guide

Commercial Kitchens IconThe new member-only Commercial Kitchens Water Use Efficiency and Best Practices Guide will help improve water efficiency in commercial kitchen operations. It is specifically designed for members of the commercial kitchens, food service, and hospitality industries. The Guide covers day-to-day best practices, case study summaries, and strategies for efficient management of the most common high-use equipment. Members can order printed copies of the Guide at a bulk rate. We are collecting orders now. Click here to learn more.  

IWA Efficient2017

Bath 1The IWA Efficient2017 conference will be held in the historic Roman city of Bath from July 18-20, 2017. AWE's Mary Ann Dickinson is the Chair of IWA's Efficient Urban Water Management Specialist group, which organizes the biennial conference in different locations around the world. The conference agenda seeks to develop water efficient strategies for numerous challenges, including planning & implementation, climage change and drought adaption, and public involvement. Click here to learn more about Efficient2017.

AWE Releases Graywater Report

Graywater cover 3Planners, designers, decision makers, and researchers currently lack the information necessary to determine if graywater reuse systems are viable and provide cost-effective potable water savings. At the same time, these professionals and other stakeholders are increasingly under pressure to promote and/or incentivize the use of single-family packaged graywater reuse systems. AWE has now released a report which includes easy-to-follow steps for determining the cost-benefit ratio for these systems, and which gives utilities information on how to evaluate whether or not they should include graywater systems in their program offerings. For more information click here.

NAWL 2017

Nawl17The North American Water Loss Conference (NAWL) will be held December 3-5, 2017 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, CA. The inaugural NAWL conference, a biennial event, took place in Atlanta, GA in 2015 and drew over 500 attendees. Submit an abstract to provide a presentation on water loss control initiatives, developments, and challenges! The deadline to submit an abstract is April 6, 2017. Click here to learn more.

Join Our Email Mailing List Today!

Join Email ListingThe Alliance for Water Efficiency maintains a mailing list to keep in contact with its members and all those interested in the latest happenings in water conservation. To receive updates on all AWE activities, the efforts of like-minded organizations, and up-to-date news on all things related to water efficiency, click here to sign up for the mailing list.

AWE: About Us

Video CaptureAWE has released a video highlighting our accomplishments, goals, and benefits of membership. Hear from current and former AWE Board members, organizational members, and staff about how we’re working toward our mission of water sustainability for North America. Not an AWE member? Watch the video and find out what you will gain by joining us.

AWE Water Conservation Tracking Tool Version 3.0 Now Available

tracking toolAWE released its much anticipated Version 3.0 of the Water Conservation Tracking Tool.  The Tracking Tool is an Excel-based model that can be used evaluate the water savings, costs, and benefits of conservation programs. The Tracking Tool is available free of charge to AWE members. To learn more and obtain a copy of the Tracking Tool click here.

Water: What You Pay For

water what you pay for logoAWE has released a short video educating customers about the water that they not only love, but need to survive! It describes the water service a typical residential water bill covers, and the costs of delivering a consistent, reliable flow of safe and affordable drinking water to faucets. Customization opportunities are available for AWE members. If interested, please contact Megan Chery. Click here to view the video.

AWE G480 Standard Leaderboard

G480 Leaderboard slideThe Alliance for Water Efficiency is recognizing utilities that have adopted and complied with the voluntary G480 Water Conservation Program Operation and Management Standard. Cobb County Water System is the first utility to appear on the G480 Leaderboard, having achieved Gold Recognition. To learn more about the scoring criteria and how to get your utility on the Leaderboard, click here.

AWE Publishes Financing Sustainable Water Resources for Water Managers

FSW-Logo-SmrThe Alliance for Water Efficiency has launched Financing Sustainable Water, an initiative created to help water managers build better rate structures that improve revenue stability, yet encourage resource efficiency. Aimed at combatting the common misperception that conservation makes rates rise, the Financing Sustainable Water initiative was designed to provide helpful tools and data to water managers, elected officials, and consumers. Learn more here.