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.
Watermark – Spring 2010 cover
The Fun Theory is based on the idea that fun is the easiest way to change behaviour for the better.
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.
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?
When communicating with the public, we have to choose our words carefully. Use the ‘Kryptonite Factor’ to identify words and phrases that might be misunderstood. Terms we use within the industry may not resonate with the average person or, may turn them off entirely from what we hope to accomplish.
“Living Water Smart – British Columbia’s Water Plan” contains new elements of education, planning, policy, economic incentives and regulatory change aimed at protecting BC’s fresh water resources, particularly habitat and source water quality. Benefits are anticipated through action in many sectors, including business, cultural, education, industrial, environmental, communities and agriculture.
The BC Water and Waste Association welcomes its new Chief Executive Officer, Natalie Zigarlick, who began work in February, 2006.
During the next quarter century, water utilities in North America will face a number of developments that will put pressure on their resources, spur them to develop alternative supplies, and necessitate new approaches to how they conduct business. This article in the August edition of the AWWA “Journal”, the second in a series, highlights two of these trends—population growth and climate change.
The increasing pressure on water utilities to meet growing regulatory expectations is well known. Customers are also clamoring for utilities' attention, demanding service, safety, and taste, and creating pressure from a different direction. Utilities' primary competition is the bottled water industry because of a public perception of greater safety and better taste.
This article, from the October 2005 edition of the AWWA “Journal”, takes a timely look at “Scenario planning: A tool to manage future water utility uncertainty.” This powerful tool can be used by strategic planners to frame the future, and is useful in guiding representatives of the public water supply community when planning for future uncertainty.