Download our complete Summit Report Back [PDF] and view online photo album here.  On April 20-21,  WaterNow Alliance held our annual summit in Boulder, CO. It was a dynamic two-day event filled with engaging conversations, thought provoking presentations, and new connections that will catalyze action for sustainable water initiatives back in local communities across the nation.   […]

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Since its 2006 launch, EPA’s WaterSense Program has been vital to water efficiency efforts across the country, providing significant economic value to ratepayers and water utilities as well as important environmental benefits. WaterSense-labeled fixtures have saved about 1.5 trillion gallons of water. With an annual federal budget of just $2 million, or about $20 million […]

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There are few things more interesting or entertaining than a speech by Governor Jerry Brown. Congratulations to our friends at Ceres for an extraordinary conference bringing together investors, business, NGOs, academics and other thought leaders around advancing sustainable business strategies that grow the economy while protecting the health of the planet. And who better to […]

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  Kudos to Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council, for his excellent op-ed in the East Bay Times this week, “Conserve Water Now to Prepare for Drought.”  As the “Voice of Bay Area Business,” representing the largest employers in the region, the Council is a central player in state water policy […]

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No one likes a leaky pipe.   At WaterNow Alliance we champion the untapped potential of innovative, often technological, solutions to help reduce water loss  from leaks. And so does Santa Fe County, NM – Water loss due to leaks on the customer side of the meter represents a significant challenge for the County, its […]

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Thanks to Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh for an excellent and timely piece in the NYT today, “What California’s Dam Crisis Means About the Changing Climate.” Several key points in Professor Diffenbaugh’s analysis deserve special attention, particularly as they relate to the State’s soon-to-be-finalized framework for making water conservation a way of life in the Golden […]

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**DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 20, 2017** COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM The WaterNow Alliance Impact Award is a new recognition opportunity specifically to honor public water agency decision makers for leadership around accelerating and/or expanding innovative and sustainable water solutions in their communities. Any governing board member of a public water utility – whether elected […]

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In the torrent of goodbye emails from members of the Obama Administration, this one is my favorite:   I am filled with joy. Eight years of serving our beloved nation – together. I could not ask for more. And I can only think of one way to begin repaying the debt: I will keep fighting […]

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On January 10, 2017, EPA announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in loans for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. In the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, P.L. 114-254, signed by the President on December 10, 2016, Congress provided $17 million in budget authority […]

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It’s a shiny new year, and looking ahead, one of the things we at WaterNow Alliance are most excited about is that 2017 looks to be the year that “conservation becomes a way of life” in the Golden State. In May, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-37-16 elevating water conservation as a key strategy in […]

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