Water Grand Challenges: National Water Conservation Websites




Warren, Emily

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National websites dedicated to informal education regarding water conservation provide stakeholders with easily accessible information for improved resource use practices. These websites provide vital water conservation information, links to nationwide calendars of water events, resource libraries, and news regarding water conservation activities for stakeholders nation-wide. The audience that benefits from these sites includes homeowners, business owners, academics, private utility companies, and private citizens. National water conservation sites are funded through nationally recognized non-profits, or through public departments responsible for disseminating resource conservation materials across the country (i.e. EPA WaterSense). Many websites provide general information about water conservation methods for both outside and in the home, as well as Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water use in commercial facilities, and feature partnerships in each state. The following national websites provide patrons with water conservation resources: • Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense.org • Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE)'s Home Water Works • American Water Works Association (AWWA)



water quality, conservation, WaterSense program, water efficiency, education, outreach


Warren, E. (2013). Water grand challenges: National water conservation websites (Report No. 2013-28). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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