Water Conservation

Water Use Efficiency


Water conservation focuses on taking action to improve the effectiveness of water use through various means, such as choosing to change behavior by using those fixtures and appliances less. Water efficiency often refers to the state of water use in a community, and higher levels of efficiency implies the community uses less according to metrics such as gallons per person per day or gallons per acre of irrigated area.

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The second edition of M60 Drought Preparedness and Response is designed to help water managers who are facing water shortages. The manual illustrates the use of demonstrated methods of the past as well as the use of new tools and methods. The new second edition includes more examples of how water suppliers dealt with multi-year droughts by implementing changes to their programs from year to year or in response to different challenges. 


WaterSmart Innovations Conference & Exhibition

The annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference & Exposition is the largest and most respected conference on urban water efficiency.  The conference showcases new water efficiency technology; brings together innovative leaders in water efficiency technology and services; and is the premier venue for sharing water efficiency knowledge and building strong, interdisciplinary relationships.

Water Quality and Technology Conference

Water professionals around the world attend the Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition, the event of the year for providing answers to improve water quality in a continually changing environment. Plan now to attend this important event featuring an unparalleled technical program, extensive networking opportunities, and the latest innovations in water quality technology and services.

AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition 

AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition is where the most current industry topics, issues, and trends will be discussed. The professional program features subject matter experts covering a range of key water topics to address your challenges.

AWWA Policy Statements

AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors

Technical Committee Engagement

AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA publications. Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences and events. Access more information on volunteering for an AWWA committee.

The following committees are active in addressing water conservation issues: