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Does your water agency have a project that could use a shot of adrenaline? If you have a sustainable water project that is struggling to get started, or has hit a roadblock where some outside expertise can make a difference, consider applying to WaterNow’s Project Accelerator Program. Two projects will be selected, receiving 3-6 months […]

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We are psyched to be returning to the National League of Cities’ Annual Summit which is being held in Charlotte NC this week. NLC has been a part of the WaterNow Alliance since the beginning and is a national leader in promoting resilient cities. We are delighted to be NLC’s go to partner to accelerate […]

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If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I’m water reuse geek, especially when it comes to decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse. So, I was very excited to attend the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems workshop last week at Tree People in Beverly Hills, CA.   Side note: If you […]

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2013 photo of the Alder Fire in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Mike Lewelling, National Park Service

Over the past few weeks, 14 highly destructive wildfires erupted across Northern California destroying more than 213,000 acres, 5,700 structures and taking 41 lives. It was the deadliest week of fires in the state’s history. The immediate and tireless response from firefighters, medical personnel, volunteers, and community members to contain the fires and provide relief […]

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This summer, I spent two weeks in Fresno teaching Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training to members of the California Conservation Corps and Local Conservation Corps (Fresno Chapter). It was a very rewarding experience.  QWEL is an EPA WaterSense certification program to educate landscapers about low-water design, management, and irrigation practices. WaterNow Alliance became a […]

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We are just back from WaterSmart Innovations 2017 and want to congratulate our friends at the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Alliance for Water Efficiency and others on the 10th Anniversary for this terrific event.  Billed as the “world’s premier urban water efficiency conference,” WSI 2017 did not disappoint.    There were an extraordinary number […]

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Earlier this month, I traveled to Arizona for the culmination the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge. If you’re not familiar with this initiative, please check it out! It’s an innovative project that won the AZ Community Foundation’s Water Prize last year, and we’ve been thrilled to be a key project partner during its implementation.  The […]

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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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