Inaugural Imagine H20 Water Policy Challenge Aims to Drive Water Tech Adoption

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PR Newswire
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Winners offer policy recommendations to drive adoption of water technologies in California

Imagine H2O announced the results of its inaugural California Water Policy Challenge. The initiative, which seeks to advance the market for water innovation through forward-thinking policy, attracted more than 100 submissions from academia, the private sector, government entities and nongovermental organizations. Successful applicants presented Imagine H2O with actionable policy recommendations to drive adoption of water technologies by California's cities, farms and industries.

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January 28, 2016

31 California Jurisdictions Launch Water-, Energy-Efficiency Program for Homeowners

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HERO Program
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Nearly 47,000 households in the state are using HERO Financing, with more than $1.08 billion in projects financed and more than 9,000 jobs created

Twenty-six cities and five counties across California recently launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program. HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property tax bill. Interest may be tax-deductible, and homeowners may see immediate savings on utility bills.

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December 14, 2015

Zurn Industries to Exhibit at Greenbuild 2015

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Zurn Industries
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The company’s booth number is 2421

Zurn Industries LLC will showcase an array of water-efficient, total building solutions at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 18 to 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The company’s booth number is 2421.

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November 16, 2015

SunToWater Wins Singularity University's 2015 Impact Challenge

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SunToWater
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By extracting drinking water from earth's air, company's solar-powered technology provides inexpensive, abundant volumes

SunToWater Technologies LLC, a company that is readying the launch of a water-generation appliance to address global water shortages, won first prize in Singularity University's 2015 Impact Challenge to "positively impact the severe drought situation in California by leveraging new and exponentially growing technologies to increase water supplies available in California."

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November 10, 2015

Green Restaurant Assn. Launches Water Efficiency Program

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Waterless Co. Inc.
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The goal of the program is to provide transparent ways to measure a restaurant's environmental accomplishments

The Green Restaurant Assn. (GRA) has developed a program through which restaurants can earn points for energy efficiency, waste, chemical and pollution reduction, water efficiency, as well as other metrics.

Referred to as the GRA Standards, the goal of the program, according to the association, "is to provide transparent ways to measure a restaurant's environmental accomplishments [and provide] a pathway for steps each restaurant can take towards increased environmental sustainability."

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September 9, 2015

San José Launches Lawn Replacement Pilot Program

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City of San Jose
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Participants will receive a re-landscaping package at a discounted price

To address the need for long-term water conservation solutions, the city of San José, Calif., is launching Lawn Busters, a pilot program that will demonstrate the benefits of replacing residential lawns as a fundamental way to save water.

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August 11, 2015

Beverly Hills Offers Rebates for Installing Waterless Urinals

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Waterless Co. Inc.
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The new $500 rebate is up from the previous rebate of $200

While most residents of the state of California are now required to scale back water consumption by 25%, in Beverly Hills the reduction is 35%. This is because the city, as well as its residents, has historically used more water than other communities in the state, mostly for landscaping. The city is now paying $500 to any business that purchases and installs a waterless urinal.

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July 20, 2015

Plans Announced for California’s First Commercial Solar Desalination Plant

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HydroRevolution
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The plant will use solar energy to recycle salt impaired water into freshwater

HydroRevolution, a California subsidiary of WaterFX, announced plans to build a commercial solar desalination plant in the Panoche Water and Drainage District in California’s Central Valley. Once constructed, the plant will provide a sustainable water source to local water districts by using solar energy to recycle salt impaired water into freshwater. This technology will be the first of its kind in the Central Valley.

The plant will be an expansion of the demonstration plant operated by WaterFX in the Panoche District in 2013.

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July 14, 2015

$50 Million in Funding Awarded to Improve Water Efficiency, Conservation in the West

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
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The funding will provide for water and energy efficiency programs in 12 Western states, as well as other water reclamation and reuse projects in California and Texas

As part of the Obama administration's continued effort to bring relief to Western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other Western states.

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May 26, 2015

All’s Well That Ends Well

A few years ago, a realtor in central Pennsylvania eagerly showed a three-bedroom, “move-in-ready” bi-level home to a young couple who quickly met the offer and moved in. It turned out to be a costly mistake.  

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Pennsylvania home receives water quality & energy efficiency overhaul

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May 5, 2015
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