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Submitted on March 12, 2018
Nearly 150 water conservation professionals, water industry leaders and elected officials came together March 7 in Sacramento to mark the official launch and evolution of the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP).
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Submitted on October 18, 2017
Energy efficiency rebates from energy utilities are exempt from federal tax, but not rebates from water utilities, whether they be rebates for drinking water efficiency, wastewater, or storm water programs.
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Submitted on October 10, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) with a 2017 WaterSense Excellence Award for its major contributions to WaterSense and water efficiency in 2016. AWE received one of 20 WaterSense awards at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for helping Americans to save water, energy, and money.
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Submitted on September 26, 2017
The California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP) and Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) announced that they are forming a new partnership, bringing together two of the country’s major organizations dedicated to improving and enhancing water efficiency in California and the United States.
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Submitted on July 19, 2017
At the urging of the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and other industry partners, the U.S. House of Representatives' Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has issued its Fiscal Year 2018 agency funding report rejecting the proposed elimination of the EPA's WaterSense® program.
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Submitted on July 10, 2017
2017 marks AWE’s Tenth Anniversary! AWE is pleased to announce that at its annual member meeting and reception in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 the featured speaker will be Karen Guz, 2012 AWE Water Star awardee and current Director of Water Conservation for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS).
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Submitted on June 12, 2017
AWE is pleased to announce that it has begun negotiations with the California Water Efficiency Partnership with the goal to formalize a relationship between the two organizations.
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Submitted on April 25, 2017
The Alliance for Water Efficiency delivered a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt today to urge continued funding for the successful EPA WaterSense® labeling program, recently proposed for elimination in the Trump Administration’s budget, and committed to defending the program.
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Submitted on February 28, 2017
In the wake of flat or falling sales revenues, many a water (and energy) utility have turned to the idea of raising fixed charges. This might seem logical, given that water services require substantial fixed infrastructure costs; that is, they are particularly capital intensive. Monopolies are drawn to the idea of loading more costs on less price elastic usage, and welfare economics lends some support to this strategy (the inverse elasticity rule or Ramsey pricing). From a utility’s viewpoint, fixed charges look like a great deal. They primarily reduce revenue risk, shielding finances from...
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Submitted on July 8, 2016
AWE is pleased to announce that at its annual member meeting and reception in Las Vegas on October 4, 2016 the featured speaker will be Scott Schaefer, Wastewater Practice Leader and avid homebrewer.
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