AWE Resource Library

Water Conservation Programs

There are a wide variety of water conservation programs that have been implemented in North America.  Most utilities who have an active water conservation program have chosen a menu of conservation measure options to comprise their program.  The AWE Resource Library pages listed below offer information on various water conservation programs as well as links to the latest research and information about this important topic.

Water Conservation Programs - Technology 

Water Conservation Programs - Education and Information 

Device Distribution Programs 

Direct Installation Programs 

Manufacturer Buy Down Programs 

Rebate and Voucher Programs 

Partnership Programs 

Public and Consumer Education Programs 

School Education Programs 

Site Survey and Audit Programs 

Water Conservation Programs - Relevant Research

TWRI (2015) Utility Customer Profile Guide for Water Conservation Planning  

AWE (2014) Water Waste Ordinance Examples from Colorado 

A&N Technical Services, M.Cubed (2013) Evaluation of East Bay Municipal Utility District's Pilot of WaterSmart Home Water Reports 

AWE (2013) Conservation Limits Rate Increases for a Colorado Utility: Demand Reductions Over 30 Years Have Dramatically Reduced Capital Costs 

Conrad, Esther (2012) Climate Change and Integrated Regional Water Management in California: A Preliminary Assessment of Regional Approaches 

American Rivers (2008) Hidden Reservoir: Why Water Efficiency is the Best Solution for the Southeast 

Water Rates and Rate Structures Library Content Listing 

AWE (2008) Water Efficient Indoor Products and Systems - Mandatory Reqs and Voluntary Initiatives 

Brandes, O et al (2006) Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps - Top 10 Ways Communities Can Save Water and Money 

ICF (2008) Water and Energy - Leveraging Voluntary Programs to Save Both 

Chris Brown Consulting & Lower Colorado River Authority (2007) The Business Case for Water Conservation in Texas 

SCVWD (2007) Watts to Water - Climate Change Response through Saving Water, Saving Energy, and Reducing Air Pollution 

A & N Technical Services (2005) BMP Costs and Savings Study - A Guide to Data and Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 

Texas Water Development Board (2004) Water Conservation Best Management Practices Guide 

Mayer, P. et. al. (2004) National Submetering and Allocation Billing Program Study 

Chesnutt, T and J Beecher (2004) White Paper - Revenue Effects of Conservation Programs - The Case of Lost Revenue 

California Urban Water Conservation Council (2002) Freeriders in ULFT Programs

EPA (2002) EPA Cases in Water Conservation: How Efficiency Programs Help Water Utilities Save Water and Avoid Costs 

Definition of Terms

Looking for a quick definition of a water or conservation related term or concept?  The AWE Glossary has an extensive list of the most commonly used terms in the biz.

AWE Glossary of Common Water Related Terms, Abbreviations, and Definitions 

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