In 2011 the Pacific Institute, in collaboration with Google, launched a smartphone application that could help address a major water challenge: finding, supporting, and expanding the United States’s public drinking water fountains. “The average American now drinks nearly 30 gallons of commercial bottled water per year. One of the reasons for this explosive growth in the sales of bottled water is the disappearance of public drinking water fountains,” stated Peter Gleick.
In the Community
The United States Water Prize Program is a celebration of sustainable solutions that advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges.
Program provide residents with the tools to reduce water and energy use, save on energy and water bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated through water heating.
Watermark – Fall 2010 cover
One plus one always equals two, some water conservation products have better payback than others, and low flow showerheads always work better when they are actually in the shower.
The most successful promotions – all of which are nothing more than gimmicks – tend to have some form of visual appeal.
Oliver Brandes (120p)
The Primer explains how water pricing works, what the benefits are, and how water utilities can implement conservation-oriented water pricing structures as a key tool in the water manager's toolkit.
Watermark – Spring 2010 cover
The Fun Theory is based on the idea that fun is the easiest way to change behaviour for the better.
Watermark – Winter 2009 – cover (360p)
Denver Water knows what it takes to get its message across in today’s media saturated world. Its ‘Use Only What You Need’ campaign is sheer brilliance.
The Comox Valley Regional District has recognized two homeowners and one local business for creating water wise landscapes and for their commitment to reducing water consumption.
Conservation Corner – Fall 2009
Water For People is a non-profit international development organization that helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life.