WaterSense Remains in Jeopardy, Act Now!

WaterSense Logo(1)Act Now! Sign your organization onto AWE's letter and support WaterSense®. AWE has been closely following the federal budget discussions in Washington for the past year, and it appears that the WaterSense labeling program is once again in grave danger of losing its funding. Learn more here.

2017 Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard Webinar

WebdefPicRegister today for AWE's upcoming webinar on the five year update to the State Scorecard. This webinar will address changes in state-level laws pertaining to efficiency and conservation. It will also cover national trends and observations from the research, state-specific highlights, and perspectives from a state-level official. Click here to learn more.

AWE Releases Paper on the National Economic Benefit of Water Efficiency Programs

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AWE's report "Transforming Water: Water Efficiency as Infrastructure Investment" estimates that $13-$15 billion boost to the U.S. economy is possible through water efficiency. In addition to the growth in GDP, an investment in water and energy efficiency programs could create 120,000 to 260,000 new jobs while saving between 6.5 and 10 trillion gallons of water! Click here to learn more and to view the full report.

Cooling Technologies Study

Cooling_tower_Denver waterThe Alliance for Water Efficiency is excited to announce the launch of its Cooling Technologies Research Project. The overall purpose of this study is to gain foundational knowledge needed to create effective, targeted, and appealing incentive and outreach programs to achieve greater efficiency in cooling systems. Click here to learn more about how to get involved with this study.  

New Video: Good Question - Why Are My Water Rates Going Up?

GoodQuestionLogoAWE has released a new video to explain why water rates may be going up, even as customers are using less. Click here to view the video.

Also view our Water: What You Pay For Video to learn about 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 for both videos are available for AWE members. If interested, please contact Megan Chery

Net Blue Toolkit to Help Communities Pursue Water-Neutral Growth

Net Blue Logo smallerAs population growth increases pressure on finite water supplies, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Environmental Law Institute, and River Network launched the Net Blue Ordinance Toolkit to help communities pursue sustainable development without increasing overall water demands.  The Toolkit is designed to help communities facing diverse challenges to find the solution that best matches their water supply situation, governance structures, and conservation opportunities. The Model Ordinance Worksheet guides users through the development of a water-offset ordinance tailored to their political climate, legal framework, and environmental conditions. The Offset Methodology Workbook helps evaluate and select strategies to offset the projected new potable water use. Click here to learn more about the Net Blue Toolkit!

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.

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 G480 Standard Leaderboard

G480 LeaderboardThe 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, City of Bend, Oregon, City of Santa Cruz, CA and Valencia Water Company all appear on the G480 Leaderboard. 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.