Many of our tools and trainings are available to members only*.
CalWEP is a Professional Certifying Organization for QWEL training, which offers an affordable, proactive, local approach to reducing landscape water demand. QWEL is a WaterSense professional certification program that provides water conservation professionals and the landscape workforce with a thorough understanding of sustainable landscaping and efficient irrigation principles and practices.
COMING SOON: CalWEP is proud to be partnering with Bay Area agencies to launch a BayQWEL Training Program in 2019. Contact [email protected] for more information!
Known as AMIABLE, this effort focused on developing and promulgating language to be used in AMR/AMI specifications and request for proposals (RFPs) to encourage interoperability and open standards. With funding from the California Department of Water Resources, the working group engaged Don Schlenger and Associates, LLC to prepare a template RFP of AMR/AMI specifications regarding aspects of transmitted meter data and the formats that it may take. The highest priority in the effort is the advent of interoperability between AMR/AMI systems, monitors and valves that may be connected to them, communication and programming devices as well as data formatting.
The referenced template document endeavors to be technology neutral, and presumes that the utility is soliciting proposals for a turnkey solution under the auspices of a prime contractor. The template document is a living document which can be used by water utilities and customized to suit their needs. Upon receipt of the template document, you are meant to modify the document for your particular needs.
Interested in obtaining a copy of the template RFP?Request Template RFP
Water shortage contingency plans (WSCP) have been required as part of the water contingency analysis specified by the California Water Code 10632 since the early 1980s for urban water suppliers.1 Having a developed WSCP is an essential part of being prepared to respond to water shortages in a timely manner. This tool will provide an overview of WSCP development, reference resources and tools, and provide examples of WSCPs from around the state with the goal of helping agencies develop a WSCP quickly or refine an existing plan.2 The DWR Urban Drought Guidebook (2008) and the (2011) AWWA M60: Drought Preparedness and Response Manual are key resources for developing and implementing a WSCP. This tool will refer to these key resources, but does not seek to duplicate them.Download Tool
Want to conserve water? Not sure where to start? Our Water Calculator quickly estimates how much water your household uses and compares it to a similar average and a highly efficient home.
The Water Calculator also shows you where to begin your home water conservation efforts. Throughout Home Water Works, you’ll find useful tips and resources for saving water and money without sacrificing comfort or convenience. The Home Water Works web site was created by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and was made possible by a grant from The Home Depot Foundation. The water calculator was originally created by The Field Museum and was modified for this web site by the Alliance for Water Efficiency in cooperation with The Field Museum.Calculate Your Use
CalWEP has archived all of the California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC) resources on Best Management Practices or, BMPs. This includes:
BMP 1: Utility Operations
BMP 2: Public Education & School Education
BMP 3: Residential Programs
BMP 4: Commercial, Industrial, and Industrial Programs
BMP 5: Landscape Programs
Members of CalWEP have free or reduced cost access to several planning tools and models. To access these tools, log into MyCalWEP or contact CalWEP staff.