Submitted on March 1, 2023
Recently, we learned our colleague and dear friend Thomas Pape passed away after a long illness. It is a tragic loss to the national water conservation community. A graduate of Buckminster Fuller's Planning and Design program at Southern Illinois University, Tom spent his entire career promoting and supporting energy and water efficiency, where he was a well-known and passionate advocate at the federal, state, and local levels. As a water and energy efficiency technical expert, he made many important contributions to efficient resource use.