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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 - Relevant Research
AWE (2014) Water Waste Ordinance Examples from Colorado
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
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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
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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