Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE)
This organization is a stakeholder-based nonprofit dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. Headquartered in Chicago, AWE serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.
Best Management Practices (BMPs)
A page under the “Technical Resources” section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) website with information and links on BMPs—recommended voluntary practices undertaken to reduce water consumption and protect water resources and the natural environment. There are BMPs for residential, business, agricultural, commercial, and industrial applications.
California Water Loss Control Collaborative
Led by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) CA-NV section, this group is working to combat water loss in California. This section of their website provides resources, education, and links for the
Water Loss Technical Assistance Program (Water Loss TAP) aimed to bring urban water suppliers into compliance of California SB555.
Cutting Our Losses
This Natural Resources Defense Council web page features an interactive map showing state policies to track and reduce leakage from public water systems. It also provides access to relevant reports, state legislation, related news, and tools.
A subsection of the CWCB website with information for utilities on drought, including definitions of different types of drought, a planning toolbox, and conference proceedings.
Drought: Resource Community
AWWA’s Drought Resource Community keeps the water industry informed about current resources, tools, issues, and developments related to drought and water shortages.
Financing Sustainable Water
This website was created by AWE to provide practical information to guide utilities from development through implementation of rate structures that balance revenue management, resource efficiency, and fiscal sustainability.
Home Water Works
This website developed by AWE educates consumers about water conservation, the value of water, and includes a “Water Use Calculator.”
This non-profit is focused on probability management and uncertainty. They have developed SIPmath™, a free tool that calculates uncertainty expressed as a “stochastic information packet.” This makes the concept of probability distribution actionable, additive, and auditable.
Water Conservation: Resource Community
AWWA’s Water Conservation Resource Community is intended to keep the water industry informed about current resources, tools, issues, and developments related to water conservation.
A subsection of the CWCB website that houses information for utilities on water efficiency, including FAQs on various bills, planning guidance, and benefits of efficient water use.
Water Loss Auditing and Efficiency Reporting Guidance
This Georgia Association of Water Professionals web page provides information specific to Georgia water providers.
Water Loss Control
This web page on the Center for Neighborhood Technology features three reports related to water loss control. The first is a summary of AWWA’s M36 Water Audit Software, and the other two reports are case studies focused on utilities that have implemented M36 methodology: Philadelphia Water Department and Halifax Water.
Water Loss Control: Resource Community
Water loss control represents the efforts of water utilities to provide accountability in their operation by reliably auditing their water supplies and implementing controls to minimize system losses. The AWWA Water Loss Control Committee has been collecting and validating water audit data from approximately 25 to 30 North American utilities since 2011, and this site provides access to this data along with tools to help utilities audit water loss.
A partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. The program helps consumers make smart water choices that save money and maintain high environmental standards without compromising performance.
Water System Audits and Water Loss Control
In 2009, the Delaware River Basin Commission amended its Comprehensive Plan and Water Code to implement an updated water audit approach to identify and control water loss in the Basin. This web page contains information on the program.
Water Use Efficiency
A subsection of the California Department of Water Resources website that includes links to water use efficiency, urban water management plans, drought, land uses, water loss control, landscapes, land use, and more.
Water Use in the United States
Every five years since 1950, the U.S. Geological Survey evaluates and reports on estimated water use, aggregated at the county, state, and national levels. This website provides access to these reports and data. The 2015 report may be accessed directly from this link.
Last updated April 2017