The 2013 AWE Business Guide showcases the latest thinking and leading technologies in water efficiency and conservation offered by our Business and Industry members. You’ll find within manufacturers and distributors of water-efficient products, technical assistance providers for program design and development, and professional services for all your water-related needs. Please consider these companies for your sustainable water resource planning and efficiency efforts. Click here to download.
America's Most Endangered Rivers for 2013
American Rivers recently released its annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers report, listing the Colorado River at #1 because demand for water is outstripping supply. The 2013 report highlights a number of key threats, and shines the spotlight on rivers running dry because of outdated water management, wasteful water use, and persistent drought. Learn more here.
Australian 'Using Water Wisely' Position Paper Released
The WSAA released a position paper entitled, "Using Water Wisely." The paper states that it is time to move on from the stringent water saving programs of 2000-2010, to a situation where customers can make their own choices about how they use water. Among other recommendations, the paper also examines the way efficient water use can contribute to reducing energy usage. Click here to download.
AWE, with funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund, assessed five representative industries within the Great Lakes watershed that are supplied with treated drinking water and that discharge to a local wastewater utility. Both water conservation savings and environmental benefits were documented. Learn more here.
In August 2012, AWE and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread co-hosted a summit with water utility mangers, rate experts, price regulators, economists, and advocacy groups to explore the issues surrounding declining water sales, utility revenue losses, and the impact on conservation programs. A report including the summit results, as well as a detailed background framing paper, can be downloaded here.
AWE and the Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition are pleased to announce that the long-anticipated study, The Drainline Transport of Solid Waste in Buildings, has been released and is now available for download. The study provides important insights into the performance of building drains and addresses opportunities for future research. Learn more here.
AWE and the Environmental Law Institute have released the report entitled, The Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard: An Assessment of Laws and Policies. The report presents results from a 20-question state survey that AWE conducted in 2011, funded in part by a grant from the Turner Foundation. The draft was released in April for public comment and the report is now in its final version. Click here to learn more and download a copy of the final report.
On Wednesday, July 25, Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, testified before the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In her remarks she stressed the benefits of water efficiency and the energy savings that can be achieved through water conservation investments. She also asked that water efficiency be funded on a par with energy. For more information and a copy of the testimony, click here.