Below is a limited selection of downloadable publications by AWE and others.
***Note: This page contains a limited sampling of AWE-authored publications. For a complete list of our work, see the Our Work page in the IMPACT section.***
Topics: Utility Water Loss Control, Water and Land Use Planning, Water Conservation Programs, Planning, & Evaluation
Publication Date: March 1, 2019
This report focuses exclusively on the water loss portion of the 2017 Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard: An Assessment of Laws. All 50 states were ranked based on state laws promoting water loss control. These ranks are displayed in a map, indicating which states have strong water loss control laws and where there is opportunity for improvement. Different topic areas within water loss control are described, including state funding for M36-compliant technical assistance, audit requirements, and leak detection and correction requirements.
Topics: Water and Land Use Planning, Water Conservation Programs, Planning, & Evaluation
Publication Date: December 12, 2018
This report takes a closer look at the results of the 2017 AWE report, "The Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard: An Assessment of Laws" for the seven Colorado River Basin states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. It recognizes successes, and identifies opportunities where laws and programs can be strengthened to advance the sustainable use of water in the Colorado River Basin.
Topics: Water and Land Use Planning
Publication Date: November 2, 2018
This Guidebook provides hundreds of techniques, sample codes/policies, and community examples that explain how to reduce the water footprint of new development. Each chapter in the guidebook provides water efficiency policy options in a different planning stage: comprehensive plans, zoning code, subdivision regulations, site-plan regulations, development agreements, non-zoning incentives, and more. The Guidebook is targeted to land use planning professionals but written in an accessible manner for water professionals and other interested parties as well.
Topics: Water Resources
Publication Date: June 15, 2018
The Alliance for Water Efficiency Business Guide (June '18) is a complete listing of all our business & industry members. This comprehensive handbook showcases the wide array of services and products offered by 88 companies and highlights what they bring to the ever-changing water industry. Whether you’re seeking the latest innovations in plumbing technology, consultation on restructuring water rates, or effective strategies to communicate with and educate water users, you’ll find what you need in the Business Guide. This publication is one of many ways that...
Topics: Water and Land Use Planning, Water Conservation Programs, Planning, & Evaluation, Water Rates
Publication Date: June 1, 2018
Study Demonstrates Water Conservation’s Pay Off for Ratepayers. The study analyzed LADWP’s water conservation efforts and impact over the past several decades. LADWP provides water to more than 4 million residents in the City of Los Angeles. Over the years, LADWP has been a leader in water efficiency and conservation. In addition to conservation programs, LADWP also utilizes water rate structures that encourage efficient water use, billing customers for only the actual amount of water they use (rather than billing a flat rate in combination with volumetric rate, as many...