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: 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 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...
Topics: Utility Water Loss Control, Water and Land Use Planning, Water Conservation Programs, Planning, & Evaluation
Publication Date: December 12, 2017
The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) have released a five-year update to the 2012 Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard: An Assessment of Laws and Policies. As with the 2012 State Scorecard, the 2017 update reviewed, scored, graded states for laws supporting water conservation and efficiency. In addition, the 2017 report added a new component for climate resiliency planning and performed a parallel evaluation, scoring, and grading process. Though based on a 16-question survey, the 2017 update is an expansion of the 2012 edition; the...
Topics: Communication and Education, Water and Land Use Planning
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) has prepared a position paper titled, Transforming Water: Water Efficiency as Infrastructure Investment. The paper quantitatively examines the short-term economic growth impacts of water efficiency investments, specifically in terms of job creation, income, GDP, national output, water savings, and other benefits. For example: Economic output benefits would range between $2.5 and $2.8 billion per billion dollars of direct investment. GDP benefits would range between $1.3 and $1.5 billion per billion dollars of investment. Employment...