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

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 Esther Conrad (2012) Climate Change and Integrated Regional Water Management in California 

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 

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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