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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Last week the WaterNow Alliance team traveled to Phoenix to kick off the Arizona Water Prize winning project with the Southwest Water Campus, WateReuse, and the Arizona Community Foundation. To recap: the winning team put together a proposal for a statewide direct potable reuse (DPR) beer challenge. The Water Campus is building a mobile potable […]

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Last week, Cynthia and I traveled to Pittsburgh, PA for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) City Summit – an annual gathering of thousands of local elected officials and municipal staff. We’ve been fortunate to have NLC as a key partner for a couple years now and, as always, were grateful to be involved in […]

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The wait is over – the winner of the Arizona Community Foundation’s Water Innovation Challenge has been determined at last. Congratulations to Pima County’s Wastewater Reclamation Department, and their partners the City of Tucson, Marana Water, Carollo Engineers, CH2M, University of Arizona, aquaTECTURE, and Clean Water Services.  The proposal is an effluent-to-potable reuse technology, statewide mobile public engagement […]

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If WaterNow Alliance’s 2nd Water Summit is any indication – interest in sustainable water strategies among water leaders is strong and growing.  Fostering Resilience: Leading on Sustainability was held at the Orange County Water District (OCWD) October 25-26, in collaboration with the Mayors Innovation Project (MIP), a learning network among mayors nationwide committed to high […]

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