Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) praised a Department of Energy (DOE) proposal to reverse changes to the federal definition of showerhead made under former President Trump that would have skirted federal standards adopted in 1994 that required showerheads to release no more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute.
In this issue of Water Efficiency Watch: WaterSmart Innovations Conference and AWE Meetings; AWE Launches Pilot Program for Whole-Home Flow Monitoring Devices and Smart Irrigation Controllers; AWE Sends Letter Asking for Water Efficiency Funding; New G480 Water Conservation Standard; AWE Grant Program Funds Educational Gardens; Examining the Water and Land Use Connection in Water Utility Planning Requirements; Smart Irrigation Month; Drought Response Resources; Peter Mayer Wins George Anderson Award; AWE Member Spotlight
**Petition Closed** Please sign this petition from the Alliance for Water Efficiency asking Congress to take the nation's water crisis seriously by including significant water efficiency funding in infrastructure legislation.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing $166.6 million in FY’21 funding for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). In total, $1.1 billion will be available through LIHWAP grants from the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act and the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act.
The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) is happy to announce the launch of its Learning Landscapes Grant Program for the 2021-2022 school year. AWE offers this grant program to support building or improving educational outdoor spaces that allow school-age children to experience hands-on, applied learning about landscape water use.
With the current drought already impacting over 90 million people in the U.S. and with water scarcity likely to get worse because of population growth and climate change, there is an urgent need to invest in water efficiency.