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Julia Mes, CalWEP Staff Legislation that would require that the use of potable water be prohibited for the irrigation of […]

SB 606 and AB 1668 signed in 2018 and referred to as the Long-Term Framework legislation, are intended to make […]

On August 1, 2023, the California Building Standards Commission approved the adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) Appendix M into […]

CalWEP’s Implementation Guides are expanding with our newest guide on Fire Resilient Landscaping. Due to climate change, fire suppression, and […]

**NOTE: This tool is not affiliated with CalWEP. This posting is for informational purposes** Use the Objective Exploration Tool From […]

July 10, 2023 The Honorable Dave Min Chair, Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee 1021 O Street, Room 3220 Sacramento, […]

Prepared by Lisa Cuellar, May 10, 2023 On Monday, May 8th, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that […]

(TUCSON, AZ—April 22) – In recognition of the 53rd annual Earth Day, Rain Bird Corporation and Flume today announce a partnership that delivers a new generation […]

  Prepared by Lisa Cuellar (3/16/2023) On March 15, 2023, the State Board issued their draft regulatory framework for the […]

Download the Report   The California Urban Water Conservation Council published a series of Potential Best Management Practice (PBMP) Research […]

Note: When we started the What the Framework Blog, our mission was to make this years-long process more accessible to […]

Linda Vo, CalWEP Program Manager | Updated: October 11, 2022 It has been a busy year at the State Capitol […]

SACRAMENTO — The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP), WaterNow Alliance and a large coalition […]

**NOTE: This tool is not affiliated with CalWEP. This posting is for informational purposes** Use the Objective Analyzer Tool From […]

CalWEP and the California Data Collaborative submitted a joint comment letter to the Department of Water Resources related to their […]

Sign on below to Sign on to CalWEP’s letter of support today to add your agency’s voice to a petition that will add an […]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the California Water Efficiency Partnership with a 2021 WaterSense Excellence Award for […]

  Today, CalWEP launched its newest blog page, “What the Framework?!” With a sometimes overwhelming amount of meetings each week […]

Download the letter with analysis submitted here. The California Water Efficiency Partnership is a statewide non-profit member-based organization representing over […]

Member Driven. Impact Focused. CalWEP has released its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, charting the organization’s course to maximize water efficiency in […]

CalWEP members can now access the first installment of our brand new WUE Implementation Guides. These web-based guides are a […]

  CalWEP is excited to launch a new program through MyCalWEP+ inviting members to participate in two direct distribution program […]

CalWEP is thrilled to introduce our newest staff member, Linda Vo! After a rigorous search and interview process, we know […]

CalWEP has released two Request for Proposals for statewide direct distribution programs covering smart irrigation controllers and whole home flow […]

  Reposted from AWE’s website. With the impending retirement of founding President and CEO Mary Ann Dickinson, the Board of Directors […]

  The California Water Efficiency Partnership seeks a program associate to join its staff and help achieve its mission to […]

Since the world went into lockdown to beat the Coronavirus, we have all learned how to balance work, school, and […]

Because students are separated from their teachers and school building, the home itself must become a learning tool.  Water utilities […]

Help complete this survey about your water system Download the Survey CalWEP is a project partner with the UC Davis […]

We’re in this together. CalWEP, the Alliance for Water Efficiency and Maddaus Water Management have teamed up during this unprecedented […]

CalWEP Members and Supporters, As you know, last week in response to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, CalWEP cancelled our […]

Together, CalWEP and California American Water have made the tough decision to cancel the Spring Plenary in San Diego on […]

Looking to post a job or see what opportunities are currently open in the water conservation world? Check out AWE’s Job’s […]

SACRAMENTO, CA – This month, the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP) welcomed its new leadership team of Co-Directors: Sarah Foley […]

Re-live the magic with CalWEP’s P2P 2019 Wrap Up Report Last month, over 220 people came together for two days […]

**Looking to apply for a Smart Rebate? Visit our online application here.** Too many rebates and not enough time? Need […]

CalWEP is making available, on special terms to CalWEP members, the WaterView™ water conservation and data management portal developed by […]

Hello and welcome to the NEW and improved CalWEP.org. Our goal was to create an easy to navigate, one stop […]

The California-specific Tool is used to determine compliance with the new upcoming State Urban Water Use Standards and are a […]

President Trump has released his budget for FY2020, and it proposes to eliminate the WaterSense program – yet again. Thanks […]

California water agencies have been tasked to make water conservation a California way of life to help mitigate future droughts. […]

  Our most popular event of the year is coming up May 15-16, 2019 in Anaheim, CA. Register today or visit our website for […]

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A Guide to Data and Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Urban Water Conservation Best Management Practices   Download the Report […]

Download the Report Summary Water and energy utilities have historically relied on financial incentives and information dissemination to help customers […]

A Guide to Data and Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Urban Water Conservation Best Management Practices    Download the Report […]

Download the Report INTRODUCTION Micro-irrigation allows for efficient irrigation, resulting in savings of water and power, and a reduction in […]

Download the Report INTRODUCTION “Smart” irrigation controllers such as soil moisture sensor (SMS) systems offer the opportunity to optimize irrigation […]

Download the Report INTRODUCTION Urban irrigation primarily applies water to either turfgrass or ornamental planting areas. The two most common […]

Download the Report Summary The purpose of this study was to detail examples of existing plan review processes with water […]

Download the Report INTRODUCTION Throughout the arid and semi-arid regions of California, landscape irrigation is a major component of per […]

Download the Report Project Scope and Method The California Urban Water Conservation Council has identified the replacement of liquid ring […]

Download the Report INTRODUCTION Responsible sustainable management of global water resources is one of the primary challenges of the 21st […]

Download the Report Summary Our analyses suggest that there are roughly 480,000 coin-operated washers in California spread across commercial laundromats […]

Download the Report Introduction Are tankless water heaters a water savings technology? In short, the answer is no. There are […]

Download the Report Background Pools, spas, and ornamental fountains with recirculating filtration and disinfection equipment can be found at homes, […]

Download the Report Background Pressure regulation comes in many forms: surge control, level control, pressure relief, pressure reduction or pressure […]

Download the Report Background The warewashing (dishwashing) industry is multifaceted. It produces equipment for both the food service industry and […]

Download the Report Introduction The use of ice for drinks, preserving and cooling food, and various other commercial purposes is […]

Download the Report Introduction Synthetic turf has evolved considerably since it was first introduced in 1965 under the trade name […]

Download the Report Background The purpose of this PBMP analysis is to address the waste of water that occurs in […]

Download the Report 1.0 Background Commercial vehicle washes present a two-part opportunity for water conservation based both upon differences in […]

Download the Report History The first hand-operated dishwashing machine was patented in 1850. However, a powered dishwasher with permanent plumbing […]

Download the Report Background It has been claimed that commercial laundries may be one of the major contributor to environmental […]

Download the Report Background Advent of Low-Flow Fixtures Beginning in 1992, a new water-efficiency standard for toilets and urinals became […]

Download the Report Submetering: An Effective Way to Conserve Water? Background Water consumption is usually master-metered in multifamily (MF) settings, […]

Download the Report 1.0 Background Commercial and industrial (mechanical) cooling systems have become commonplace throughout the United States and the […]

A Guide to Data and Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Urban Water Conservation Best Management Practices   Download the Report […]

Download the Report Background Irrigation accounts for a large proportion of total urban water demand. It is also a key […]

Download the Report Background Food Service Application Food service operations in the commercial sector including restaurants, cafeterias, institutional kitchens and […]

Download the Report Background Processing Film Large-scale X-ray film processing (developing) with current technologies uses large amounts of water to […]

Download the Report Background Steam sterilizers, a subcategory of autoclaves, are utilized in three major applications: hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and […]

A Guide to Data and Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Urban Water Conservation Best Management Practices   Download the Report […]