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: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Water and Land Use Planning, Water Conservation Programs, Planning, & Evaluation
Author: Natural Resources Defense Council
Publication Date: May 26, 2009
This May 2009 issue paper examines the range of potential water savings measures and practices, as well as their application in specific industries. In addition, we present case studies of water agencies and businesses across California to offer insights into how some of these programs have been implemented, the costs and benefits of the programs, and some of the barriers and challenges that water agencies and businesses face. Lastly, we offer recommendations for what water agencies, businesses and government can do to promote smart water efficiency practices and save water in the CII sector...
Topics: Water and Land Use Planning
Author: American Rivers
Publication Date: October 22, 2008
Says water efficiency can save metro Atlanta $700 million and up to one third of the region’s current water supply. Metro Atlanta could save over $700 million and up to one third of its water supply by embracing water efficiency solutions like stopping leaks and upgrading old buildings according to a new report, “Hidden Reservoir: why water efficiency is the best solution for the Southeast” by American Rivers, a leading national river conservation organization. The report outlines nine proven, timely and cost-effective steps that local leaders can take to save water and...
Topics: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Water Conservation Programs, Planning, & Evaluation
Author: East Bay Municipal Utility District
Publication Date: July 1, 2008
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has developed the WaterSmart Guidebook: A Water Use Efficiency Plan and Review Guide for New Businesses to provide information on water saving technologies applicable in the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors. This guidebook is intended for use as a resource by: existing and new businesses developers, consultants, and designers planning agencies; and water providers (for plan review and/or for reviewing and estimating water use at existing businesses, respectively) Sincere Thanks to EBMUD The Alliance for...