Extending The Cure. Robert Wood Johnson funded policy research project seeking to extend antibiotic effectiveness.
AWE Celebrates Its First Five Years!
On July 1, 2007 the Alliance for Water Efficiency officially began operating as North America’s premier voice for water efficiency. We exist because of the generosity of our members and donors. Please help us continue our important policy and program work. Donate to AWE!
The Sustainable Water Management Conference will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, April 7-10, 2013. This conference is geared toward professionals involved in all aspects of water resources and conservation.
Call for papers is open!
Pacific Institute: Reports.
The Water–Energy Simulator (WESim) is an easy-to-use analytical tool that can be used to evaluate the energy and greenhouse gas implications of water management decisions. The Excel-based model allows the user to explore a range of possible scenarios, such as increased demand for water resources, the development of alternative water and energy sources, and needed water treatment improvements resulting from emerging contaminants and stricter water-quality guidelines. WESim can be applied by individual water and energy utilities, groups of utilities, and policymakers and decision makers. A WESim User Manual and report, Implications of Future Water Supply Sources for Energy Demands, are provided, as well.
White Paper: “Aquatic Life Criteria for Contaminants of Emerging Concern: General Challenges and Recommendations”
Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), are increasingly being detected at low levels in surface water, and there is concern that these compounds may have an impact on aquatic life. It is important for EPA to be able to evaluate the potential impact of PPCPs on aquatic life and have an approach for determining protective levels for aquatic organisms.
Alliance For The Great Lakes:- Recent testing of Lake Michigan water has found pharmaceutical byproducts, raising concerns about the potential health threats to wildlife and to anyone getting their drinking water from the Great Lakes.
PPCPs in the Environment.
LIFE DOWN THE DRAIN – is a special report by students who took an online course in Conservation Biology (Natrs 450/550) through WSU’s Distance Degree Program (DDP) during fall semester, 2003. These seniors and graduate students each completed an independent study of the issue of PPCPs in the environment and prepared short written reports of their findings, which are the basis for this special report.