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Water conservation simplified

Water conservation simplified | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
As Iron County experiences the heat of summer, Paul Monroe, general manager for the Central Iron County Water Conservancy District, is expressing concern about a lower amount of spring run-off from the mountain snows that recharges the Cedar Valley...
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We don't live in England! This site was created to highlight issues and solutions for conserving water on lawns and landscapes across the US.
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Green Guide 2014: The Water Issue

Green Guide 2014: The Water Issue | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
After an unusually dry winter across the West, we’re dedicating this year’s Green Guide to water—you know, that stuff that, most years, falls from the sky, piles up by the dozens of feet in the Wasatch Mountains and gushes into our toile
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"Fueling population growth and maintaining landscaping might rank high on the list of importance for many Utahns. But Frankel wonders at what point Utah will realize it cannot afford to pillage every water source it has and sacrifice it on the altar of growth."

 

 

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Waterwize of Santa Barbara Launches Residential Water Recycling Service

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"Laundry to Landscape" diverts gray water to landscape areas.

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Peek below surface of SJ water usage - Stockton Record

Peek below surface of SJ water usage - Stockton Record | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Peek below surface of SJ water usage Stockton Record Locally, the numbers support the widespread belief that residents who have meters, and are charged based on their actual water use, are more diligent about conserving - particularly during times...
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This makes sense... "It's like any kind of goal that you set: If you can't see your progress, if you can't measure your progress, then how do you get people excited about conserving?"

 

Locally, the numbers support the widespread belief that residents who have meters, and are charged based on their actual water use, are more diligent about conserving - particularly during times of severe drought.

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World Water Day 2014: Home

World Water Day 2014: Home | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
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Happy World Water Day! Focus this year is on water and energy
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On World Water Day, why talk about energy?

On World Water Day, why talk about energy? | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Scarcity of water and energy threatens to undermine successful economic development. So, how do we manage our resources to ensure that they are available and sustainable?
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A reminder of the interconnectedness of energy and water

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‘Transformational’ Water Reforms, Though Wrenching, Helped Australia Endure Historic Drought, Experts Say - Circle of Blue WaterNews

‘Transformational’ Water Reforms, Though Wrenching, Helped Australia Endure Historic Drought, Experts Say - Circle of Blue WaterNews | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
California, in the third year of its worst drought ever, faces challenges similar to those of Australia. A panel of water policy experts and Circle of Blue journalists questioned whether the nation’s most populous state has the resolve to enact similar reforms. Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue The man-made reservoirs near …
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Will California go the way of Australia?

 

“Societies have one gear: forward,” Schneider said. “The Earth is telling us we need to change. We’re being forced to embrace different ways. We have the capacity to adjust, but can we do it quickly enough?”

 

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Is the U.S. running out of well water?

Is the U.S. running out of well water? | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Recent water crises and a new study suggests the nation needs to change how it manages its fresh water supplies
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"According to data from the U.S. Geological Survey, about 20 percent of the 410 billion gallons of water used daily in 2005 came from groundwater sources."

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Droughts are coming. Are we ready for the past to repeat?

Droughts are coming. Are we ready for the past to repeat? | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Summary: This post by Prof Curry has something for everyone, at all levels of interest and knowledge. It discusses one of the more timely and serious subjects in the climate debates. If you would l...
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Interesting compilation of the discussion of California drought cycles and the climate debate.

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California authorities struggle to impose water conservation measures amid drought | The Raw Story

California authorities struggle to impose water conservation measures amid drought | The Raw Story | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
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Americans underestimate their water use by a factor of two because they don't know how much they are using. Are water meters the answer?

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From Toilet To Tap: City Officials Say Get Used To Drinking Recycled Water - Public Radio East

From Toilet To Tap: City Officials Say Get Used To Drinking Recycled Water - Public Radio East | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
From Toilet To Tap: City Officials Say Get Used To Drinking Recycled Water Public Radio East LAUREL MORALES, BYLINE: In Las Vegas, all the water that cleans the dishes, hits the shower drain or is flushed down the toilet is recycled at this...
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ready for recycled drinking water?

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Going native to save water?

Going native to save water? | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Landscaping along Manteca’s future sound walls as well as in common areas of neighborhoods and commercial developments could go native to conserve water.
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Water conservation mandates are coming for new construction in water strapped areas. Consider planting drought tolerant and native plants now to avoid mandates. 

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My Mom, the conservation rock star - Blogs

My Mom, the conservation rock star - Blogs | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
A unit is 750 gallons of water. So in 63 days Mom used somewhere around 1,500 gallons (not sure if the utility rounds up or down). That's 23.8 gallons per day. And that makes Mom a water conservation rock star.
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This guy's mom is a water conservation rock star! 

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California fights drought with big data, cloud computing

California fights drought with big data, cloud computing | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
California is facing its worst drought in more than 100 years and with no end in sight. Conserving water has never been more important, and the problem this poses may offer Silicon Valley a new opportunity.
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New ways of solving the water use issue...

 

"What has changed since the last major drought in California, which occurred between 1987 and 1992, has been "the rise of whole new technologies, software as a service, big data, behavioral economics -- all three of those are new since the last drought in California," Yolles said.

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WaterSmart Syncs With Opower for Behavioral Reports on Water Usage : Greentech Media

Intelligent efficiency programs align in Palo Alto.
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Another California municipality adopts behavior conservation program.

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Drought in California prompts some to rethink lawns as landscaping norm

Drought in California prompts some to rethink lawns as landscaping norm | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Sacramento, Calif., gets about as much annual rainfall as arid Flagstaff, Ariz., but its lush lawns are modeled on those of rain-soaked England.
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We've heard this over and over, but it is still worth repeating.

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Water Beliefs That No Longer Hold Water - Environmental Leader

Water Beliefs That No Longer Hold Water - Environmental Leader | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Water Beliefs That No Longer Hold Water Environmental Leader And even more revealing, the study also highlights one of the concerns that complicates all water-reduction issues in the United States: the confusion between what it means to conserve...
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... one of the concerns that complicates all water-reduction issues in the United States: the confusion between what it means to conserve water and what it means to use it more efficiently.

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Water conservation plans offer incentives first, penalties later

Water conservation plans offer incentives first, penalties later | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
The biggest problem envisioned by drought-weary Southern California water suppliers was not how to get more water, but rather how to convince a skeptical and jaded public the drought is real.At a recent m
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why do people still think the drought isn't real?

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Drought forces some Native Americans to choose which tradition to save | Al Jazeera America

Drought forces some Native Americans to choose which tradition to save | Al Jazeera America | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
In Santo Domingo Pueblo, tribe opts to give up old irrigation method to preserve culture of farming
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Native Americans are taking proactive measures to save traditional farming practices. Maybe the rest of us can learn something.

 

"With traditional foods and ways of life at stake across Native America, more and more North American tribes are beginning to face the impacts of climate change head on. By developing climate adaptation plans, many tribal leaders are working to predict and adjust to the coming ecological fluctuations, keeping their communities ahead of the climate change curve."

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Calif. drought: Frowny faces help conserve water

Calif. drought: Frowny faces help conserve water | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Peer pressure works in getting people to use less water: one public utility in California is getting people to conserve water with some neighborly competition.
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peer pressure might be working

 

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California drought: Why it is hard to conserve

California drought: Why it is hard to conserve | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown asked for a voluntary 20 percent reduction in every Californian's water use last month, but in the weeks since, his goal has received a good deal of criticism for being unrealistic. Why is changing from our business-as-usual water habits - even on the small but significant things like a few shaved minutes off a morning shower - such a tall order? When it comes to actions such as water conservation, it can be especially difficult to translate good intentions into behavior changes. The lion's share, $549 million, would augment local and regional projects already in the pipeline, shortening the time between approval, implementation and results. Ultimately, however, people need to support not only the relief package also but individual conservation actions. A number of similar programs have still shown significant improvements in home energy use despite this effect, making the social angle promising for water conservation. [...] we can, and should, place our water conservation actions in the context of a larger collective; in aggregate, we make an appreciable difference for our community and California as a whole. Nik Sawe, a neuroscientist who studies decision-making on environmental issues, is a doctoral candiate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University.
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“Weather's reputation for unpredictability creates a comfortable trap, one where we're apt to "wait and see" our way into a more dire situation.”

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New ways to conserve landscape water use: Drought prompting more attention to technology - - San Mateo Daily Journal

New ways to conserve landscape water use: Drought prompting more attention to technology - - San Mateo Daily Journal | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
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Using technology to keep parks and urban spaces green during drought... but is it enough?

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New Software Promotes Urban Water Conservation

New Software Promotes Urban Water Conservation | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Interdisciplinary researchers at Utah State University have developed a landscape water management tool meant to enlighten individuals about the
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This looks interesting. Check out the link to the website for more information.

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Use less water than your neighbors? You get a smiley face - Los Angeles Times

Use less water than your neighbors? You get a smiley face - Los Angeles Times | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Use less water than your neighbors? You get a smiley face
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The new contract will cost $740,000, plus agency administration costs.
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Would you use less water if you saw a smiley face on your water bill?

 

"The central idea behind social norms marketing is that much of people's behavior is influenced by their perceptions of what is ‘normal’ or ‘typical’ "

 
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Water Security in an Unpredictable World (Op-Ed)

Water Security in an Unpredictable World (Op-Ed) | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
What is the future for water on Earth?
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"things are changing, and changing fast. As a result, society cannot just "engineer" a sustainable water future. As current infrastructure becomes increasingly inadequate in the face of a changing climate and a rapidly urbanizing world, we must base our future choices on a broader portfolio of possible solutions."

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San Diego Gardeners Promote Drought-Tolerant Plants To Conserve Water | KPBS San Diego Public Radio & TV: News, Arts & Culture

San Diego Gardeners Promote Drought-Tolerant Plants To Conserve Water | KPBS San Diego Public Radio & TV: News, Arts & Culture | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
San Diegans are encouraged to add drought-tolerant plants to their garden to conserve water.
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Show and tell...

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