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.
Publications & Media
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.
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.
The impact of real turf grass on Kelowna’s water utility is significant – 77% of the water used by residents in the summer months ends up on the lawn.
After a series of focus groups with Kelowna homeowners, it became apparent that there were three key reasons why residents used so much water: 1) poor soil conditions; 2) inefficient use of automatic irrigation systems; and 3) lack of education.
It is fascinating when a new study or event contradicts common practice, and maybe even common sense. This article provides a few examples that might lead us to question some common water conservation practices.
Here in Canada, the idea of using reclaimed water for drinking would be a hard sell, maybe an impossible sell. Even using reclaimed water for irrigation or other purposes where high quality water isn’t necessary is not widespread in this country. Why is that?