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.
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.
Ontario's Bill 72 has a strong potential to set a new standard for water conservation policy across Canada.
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.
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.
Released in 1998, the Catalogue was a compilation of existing or planned water use efficiency initiatives throughout British Columbia.
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.
Making the Most of the Water We Have
The book presents and applies the water soft path approach and discusses the emerging issues and policy impacts around this new paradigm of water management. The focus is on a series of case studies at the provincial (Ontario), watershed (Annapolis Valley), urban and community scales across Canada.