Efficiency

April 10, 2014--Udall introduces water efficiency bills (Albuquerque Business First)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) has introduced four bills intended to improve the use of water in New Mexico and other Western states. The bills are based on recommendations made during a Water Conference Udall co-hosted with New Mexico State University in 2012. “Water is crucial to our economy and to our quality of life. Our future depends on it.


April 9, 2014--The Home Depot hosts water conservation workshops nationwide (PR Newswire)

The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced a nationwide effort to help educate and enable residents in drought-affected areas and elsewhere to conserve water inside and outside the home. On Saturday, April 26, The Home Depot will host Water Conservation Workshops at all 1,977 of its U.S. stores.


April 8, 2014--Do automatic-flush toilets waste or save water? (Sacramento Bee)

Q: Most times when I use an automatic-flush toilet in a commercial building, it flushes two to three times. Do automatic-flush toilets waste or save water? – Ed Zajac, Orangevale


February 27, 2014--USDA announces new grants for meeting water challenges (Greeley Tribune)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $6 million in grants available this year and up to $30 million total over the next five years as part of a new initiative to provide solutions to agricultural water challenges.


February 27, 2014--Pacific Institute's Peter Gleick testifies on urban water use efficiency in the face of drought for the California State Water Resources Control Board (Water Online)

Dr. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute and one of the world’s leading experts on freshwater issues, testified recently on strategies for addressing the California drought to the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).


February 20, 2014--Town to develop water efficiency plan (Telluride Daily Planet)

Telluride may sit at the top of a watershed, but as the last two summers have proven, that does not make it immune to drought. Now, in an effort to establish efficiency measures, gain a comprehensive understanding of its water supply and meet a requirement set out in a 2012 water settlement agreement, the town is setting out to develop a water efficiency plan.


January 19, 2014--Governor’s emphasis on water 
conservation heartens farmers (Grand Junction Sentinel)

In Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address Jan. 9, he took time to mention the importance of water, and he more than placed an emphasis on water conservation. The need to seriously consider conservation does not only apply to cities, but is one way to prevent buy-and-dry of our agricultural lands, which the governor pointed to as a priority.


December 23, 2013--Pacific Institute report: 'Energizing water efficiency in California' - applying energy efficiency strategies to water' (Water Wired)

As a dry December accentuates the stress on California’s limited water supplies, the success of the state’s energy sector in implementing efficiency programs offers valuable lessons to the water sector.


December 3, 2013--The case for waterless urinals to take over the world (Washington Post)

M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, reduced its water usage by 43 percent after installing 400 waterless urinals. The Staples Center in Los Angeles — which hosts the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers — is saving 7 million gallons a year, according to Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the leader in waterless urinals.


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