Eco-Labeling Program to be Available Later This Year

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WQA
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The WQA's eco-labeling program is currently being reviewed by outside stakeholders and is still on track to be available later this year

According to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA), its eco-labeling program—which will allow companies to show consumers that their products are certified as sustainable—is currently being reviewed by outside stakeholders including retailers, regulatory agencies and academia. The program remains on track to be available later this year.

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July 19, 2012
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Homebuilder Constructs First D.C.-Area WaterSense Home

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U.S. EPA
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KB Home built the area's first WaterSense-labeled home

The first home in the Washington, D.C., area to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label has been built by KB Home in Waldorf, Md. 

Joining the nearly 140 WaterSense-labeled homes across the nation, the Zero House 2.0 is also net zero—meaning it produces more energy than it uses—and Energy Star certified. KB Home built the first WaterSense-labeled home in Roseville, Calif., in 2010, and as the 2011 WaterSense Builder Partner of the Year, continues to construct water-saving new homes.

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June 29, 2012
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U.S. Water Partnership Launched to Address Global Water Challenges

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U.S. EPA
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U.S. public and private sectors are dedicating more than half a billion dollars to address key water challenges around the world

Last week, U.S. public and private sectors announced that they are dedicating more than half a billion dollars to address key water challenges around the world through the newly formed U.S. Water Partnership. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) General Counsel Scott Fulton and former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly keynoted the global launch of the partnership, one of six signature initiatives announced by the U.S. government at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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June 28, 2012

New York Student to Represent U.S. in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition

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Water Environment Federation (WEF)
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Kunal Sangani was named the U.S. winner of the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Kunal Sangani of Fayetteville, N.Y., was named the U.S. winner of the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) during a ceremony last weekend in Boston.

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June 20, 2012

Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

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Market Watch
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Co-marketing agreement aims to educate businesses on how to achieve measurable results in water and energy conservation

As clean water grows increasingly scarce globally, more and more businesses are adopting plans to harvest rainwater locally. Recognizing this need for improved water conservation in both new and existing building projects, Pentair and Watertronics have combined forces to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that result in the health of plants, landscaping and in year-round savings through reduced municipal water needs for their clients.

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June 19, 2012
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WaterSense 2011 Annual Accomplishments Announced

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U.S. EPA
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WaterSense released its 2011 accomplishments report

WaterSense, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnership program that helps Americans protect the nation’s water supply by offering simple ways to save water, announced its 2011 program accomplishments.

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June 14, 2012

Ecolab Announces Commitment to World Wildlife Fund and Alliance for Water Stewardship

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Market Watch
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The goal is smarter, more sustainable water use by industry

Ecolab Inc. has expanded its commitment to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in establishing a global water standard. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard aims to support water users globally in taking appropriate actions to evaluate and improve their impacts on watersheds.

Ecolab's two-year pledge includes annual financial support and in-kind technical support and guidance by company experts to field test the draft AWS standard.

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June 7, 2012

William Peace University Launches Rainwater Harvesting System Project on Campus

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PR.com
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Water conservation program will include new showerheads, sink aerators, more efficient toilets

William Peace University of Raleigh, N.C., announced that it launched the Rainwater Harvesting System Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) Grant Project, a $710,000 campus-wide environmental water conservation program. The grant will support the installation of a cistern, which is projected to supply the campus with 90% of the irrigation water needed.

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June 5, 2012

Intelligence Squared to Debate Pros and Cons of Fracking at Aspen Ideas Festival

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Intelligence Squared U.S.
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The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July

On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”

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June 4, 2012

GreenExpo365.com to Offer Webinars on U.S. EPA WaterSense Program

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Greenexpo365
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May 9 sessions will feature multiple experts on water-efficient building practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that at least 36 states will face water shortages by 2013.

It is a problem not limited to the desert Southwest but stretches to the Midwest, Florida, Georgia and other regions. EPA's WaterSense program is designed to decrease indoor and outdoor nonagricultural water use through more efficient products, equipment and programs.

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May 3, 2012