Submitted on April 7, 2014
The Colorado Legislature approved Senate Bill 103, phasing in the sale of WaterSense labeled water fixtures on Third Reading.
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Submitted on March 21, 2014
Saturday, March 22 (2014) marks World Water Day, an international day of reflection on our planet’s water challenges. This year also marks another significant moment in water history: the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Energy Policy Act, which mandated more water and energy efficient plumbing fixtures, including toilets, urinals, showerheads and faucets.
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Submitted on March 19, 2014
On March 19, 2014, delivering on a commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the White House launched the Climate Data Initiative, an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities.
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Submitted on March 7, 2014
On March 4, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking and a public meeting related to new energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers.
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Submitted on February 20, 2014
On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, California Governor Brown joined CA Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and CA Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez to announce legislation to immediately help communities deal with the devastating dry conditions affecting the state and provide funding to increase local water supplies.
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Submitted on January 23, 2014
On Thursday, January 23, Ben Grumbles, President of the U.S. Water Alliance, announced the awardees of the 2014 U.S. Water Prize while speaking to the California Irrigation Institute Conference attendees in Sacramento, California. The four winners are: Alliance for Water Efficiency, Chicago, IL; American Water, Voorhees, NJ; Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater, Cincinnati, OH; and Orange County Water District and Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, California.
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Submitted on January 17, 2014
With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Brown today proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.
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