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 Energy, Water and Land Use Planning
Author: Alliance for Water Efficiency and American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Publication Date: July 9, 2013
This investigation seeks to inform governmental officials and researchers about research related to the relationship and trade-offs between water and energy resources in the United States and where further efforts can aid in advancing sustainable practices. The report identifies specific recommendations for research which will accelerate collaboration and integrated approaches to managing water and energy resources. Several key recommendations include: Collect embedded energy in water data to determine the impact nationally of energy use in the water sector.  Conduct detailed...
Topics: Water and Land Use Planning
Author: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date: December 1, 2012
The Final Report, which documents the Study’s progress through January 31, 2011. In June 2013, new versions of the reports were posted. No technical changes were made to the documents, but slight formatting modifications were incorporated to facilitate document printing and for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which ensures accessibility of information to people with disabilities. Learn more here. 
Topics: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional
Author: Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition (PERC)
Publication Date: November 18, 2012
The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition (PERC) released The Drainline Transport of Solid Waste in Buildings report in November 2012.  The study provided important insights into the performance of long buildings building drains that can be found in commercial buildings, and highlighted needs for future research.  This page provides an overview and links to download the final report and associated materials. PERC was formed in January 2009 through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop research projects that support the development of water efficiency and sustainable...
Topics: Water and Energy, Water and Land Use Planning
Author: Alliance for Water Efficiency and American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
The Blueprint for Action addresses three broad elements: policy/codes, research, and programs. In developing it, the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy analyzed and consolidated contributions from over fifty thought-leaders from across the energy and water efficiency communities. The goal of this blueprint and policy agenda is to provide a framework for collaborative action, funding, and policy development.   
Topics: Water and Land Use Planning
Author: American Rivers
Publication Date: September 2, 2010
Introduces the idea of ‘bright green’ infrastructure—projects that protect, restore or replicate natural function or that create real reductions in water use, and provide additional benefits. Advocates for expanding the Green Project Reserve to meet demand for GSI projects, and for focusing the funding on the types of projects that maximize multiple benefits. American Rivers is a leading national organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores America’s rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife and nature...