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
Author: USGS
Publication Date: June 1, 2018
Lead by California and Texas, public water withdrawals continue to decline even as population increases according to the USGS Summary of Estimated Water Use in the US 2015 update, recently issued by USGS. The report confirms the significant impact of urban water efficiency across the US. Public withdrawals in 2015 were 7% lower than in 2010, and 2015 was the lowest year since 1985. Per capita use in 2015 was 11.5% lower than in 2010, demonstrating the efficiency increases achieved. "The latest report from the USGS confirms the tremendous water efficiency gains we have...
Topics: Utility Water Loss Control, Water and Land Use Planning, Water Conservation Programs, Planning, & Evaluation
Author: Alliance for Water Efficiency and Environmental Law Institute
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
Author: Alliance for Water Efficiency
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...
Topics: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional
Author: Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition (PERC)  announced the publication of the Phase 2.1 supplemental report on the drainline transport of solid waste in building drains. The Phase 2.1 report details the findings from additional work the Coalition was able to conduct using remaining funds carried over from the PERC 2.0 research study. The Drainline Transport of Solid Waste in Buildings – Phase 2.0 was originally released in September of 2015. The PERC 2.1 findings appear as a new appendix to the PERC 2.0 report. The Phase 2.1 supplemental report focuses on two previously...
Topics: Water and Energy, Water and Land Use Planning
Author: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, 113th Congress
Publication Date: May 2, 2014
An Energy 20/20 White Paper--The Energy-Water Nexus: Interlinked Resources That Are Vital For Economic Growth and Sustainability is the fourth in a series of Energy 20/20 White Papers.