During the last weekend in June, while Arizona made national headlines for a record-breaking heatwave, I traveled from the temperate headquarters of WaterNow Alliance on the San Francisco Bay to Flagstaff to work with the all-star AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge team at the AZ Get Outdoors Expo. It was definitely worth braving the heat. […]

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REGISTER: bit.ly/WebinarCAFramework Join us Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 11:30am-1pm. Registration is free.   Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-37-16 a year ago elevating water conservation as a key strategy in California’s long-term plan to become water secure and resilient. After a nine month stakeholder engagement process, the state has now released its Final Framework. This […]

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Water utilities nationwide are increasingly providing rebates to consumers to incentivize efficiency and water innovation with great success particularly in California where local investments in efficiency were at the forefront of addressing the state’s major drought.  IRS policy, however, may treat these rebates as taxable income. From “cash for grass” to low-flow toilet rebates to […]

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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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Congratulations to Councilmember Campbell & Director Elie Disposal of brine concentrate generated by water treatment facilities using reverse osmosis technology is a problem West-wide. This highly concentrated waste can have acute environmental impacts requiring dilution with large amounts of water for safe disposal. In Goodyear, the problem was exacerbated by the City’s source water, already high […]

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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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