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  • Sustainable Building Practices Transformed a Brownfield into Green Housing in Oakland, CA

    Oakland, CA, USA

    With a former industrial neighborhood becoming a residential hub, a former paint factory brownfield was safely redeveloped into sustainably designed housing that brought 62 housing units to the area.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Revolving loan funds
  • Nebraska DNR Facilitates Cross-Department Collaboration with Holistic Water Management System

    Nebraska City, NE 68410, USA

    With an average of 100+ million acre feet of rainfall and water flowing in and out of Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) plays the vital role of monitoring the state’s water quality. Having actionable,...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Head of Water Administration
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    Sustaining Urban Drinking Water Supply, from Source through City

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    City & County of San Francisco monitor data from an expansive water distribution system spanning rural watersheds and urban service areas. Time-series data are continuously collected from sampling and SCADA systems. Water balance ...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    SF Water
  • MN Water District and High School Collaborate on Stormwater and Education

    Forest Lake, MN, USA

    A common goal was discovered between multiple organizations in the Forest Lake area to improve both stormwater reuse and stormwater education. The partnership that developed ultimately created a curriculum to teach students about ...

    State and local grants
    Forest Lake Area Schools
  • SMC Labs Demonstrates Smart Parking Solution to Encourage EV Adoption and Use

    San Mateo County, CA, USA

    San Mateo County Labs is using an end-to-end, integrated IoT platform to pilot several use cases including parking, irrigation, air quality, and asset management. Part of the focus is on providing real-time parking availability fo...

    Performance Contracting
    Design-Build Contracts
    Design-Build-Operate-Maintain Contracts
    Chief Smart Communities Officer and Chief Information Officer San Mateo County
  • Moulton Niguel Water District: Not Using Less, Wasting Less

    Orange County, CA, USA

    To reduce its reliance on imported water, Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD) has heavily invested in water use efficiency and reuse as alternative sources of supply.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Taxes & User Fees
  • Spanish Fork adds capacity for peak demand with smart irrigation

    Spanish Fork, UT 84660, USA

    To combat recurring drought and meet state law requirements, Spanish Fork Public Works (SFPW) began an innovative water conservation program to install free smart irrigation controllers for residential customers which reduce press...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Grants
  • Boulder Water Utility: Avoiding too much and too little water

    Boulder, CO, USA

    City of Boulder Water Utility and the City's community partners work together to provide local community-based water conservation services and establish and manage greenways to combat the City's challenges with both drought and fl...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Design-Build-Operate-Maintain Contracts
    City of Boulder Public Works Department Utility Division
  • San Antonio Water System reduces water usage nearly 50% through conservation measures

    San Antonio, TX, USA

    A “conservation first” approach that treats conservation as a source of water supply. This includes three primary strategies: (1) education and outreach, (2) financial incentives, and (3) reasonable regulation.

    Utility rates
  • Fostering a culture of water efficiency in the Santa Fe Water Division

    Santa Fe, NM, USA

    Diversified water conservation and efficiency programs, projects, and regulations that promote decentralized infrastructure.

    Taxes & User Fees