Note: Additional resources are provided in the Metro Mayor’s Caucus and Colorado WaterWise Council Best Management Practices in Appendix C.
Colorado Foundation for Water Education
The mission of this non-profit, non-advocacy organization is to promote better understanding of Colorado's water resources and issues by providing balanced and accurate information and education.
Colorado Water Conservation Board, Office of Water Conservation
and Drought Planning
The primary task of the office is to help Colorado communities and water users become more water efficient. This includes implementation of the Water Conservation Act of 2004.
Colorado Water Conservation Board, Office of Water Conservation
and Drought Planning, Approved Water Conservation Plans
Note: As of mid-2005, most of these plans were prepared prior to the Water Conservation Act of 2004 amendments to Section 30-60-126, C.R.S., which defines the requirements for conservation plans, and all were prepared prior to development of the guidance and model plan provided in this document. Some may have sections that illustrate concepts and content recommended for the various planning steps and plan sections recommended in this document.
Colorado Water Utility Council
Develops action programs to initiate, evaluate, respond and comment on legislative, regulatory, and other matters which directly affect water utilities of Colorado.
Colorado WaterWise Council
The voice of the Colorado water efficiency community.
Conservation Committee of the Rocky Mountain Section, American
Water Works Association
The Section has a conservation committee that communicates and coordinates the water conservation activities of members in the Section by distributing information; encouraging research in water conservation; and providing guidance with the development of water conservation programs, materials, and training to meet the needs of the members.
Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO) Landscape Best Management
GreenCO’s BMPs are guidelines on how to reduce water consumption and protect water quality while producing, designing, installing and maintaining healthy, beautiful landscapes.
Watersaver.org is an information warehouse dedicated to helping water users access water related entities throughout the Front Range of Colorado as well as providing tools that help explain and calculate efficient outdoor watering times, tips on saving water indoors, Xeriscape and tree care recommendations.
Xeriscape, Colorado! Inc.
Xeriscape, Colorado! Inc. is a non-profit membership group promoting creative approaches to water conserving landscapes. It is a network of interested volunteers representing all aspects of the landscape industry, municipal and public agencies and the general public.
California Urban Water Conservation Council
The CUWCC provides a variety of information, technical resources, and publications. Many are targeted at California water utilities but most are useful to utilities nationwide.
H2Ouse: The Water Saver Home
A guide to residential water conservation.
National Drought Mitigation Center
Includes information on drought planning.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Water Conservation Field Services
The program provides a variety of services, and its web site includes various information and links.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Use Efficiency
Provides a wide variety of information on water conservation.
Utah Division of Water Resources, Water Conservation Planning
Provides resources and links useful to water conservation planners throughout the West.
WaterWiser: The Water Efficiency Clearinghouse
Produced and maintained by the members of the Water Conservation Division of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the AWWA web team, WaterWiser provides news, information, research results, discussion forums, references, calendar of events, searchable information databases, and other resources primarily targeted to water conservation professionals, but freely accessible to others in the water industry and the general public.
American Water Works Association.
Various publications on water conservation.
American Water Works Association. 1995. White paper: “Water Conservation and Water Utility Programs.” http://www.awwa.org/Advocacy/govtaff/watcopap.cfm
American Water Works Association. 2002. “Statements
of Policy on Public Water Supply Matters – Water Use Efficiency.”
American Water Works Association Research Foundation. Various
publications on water conservation.
American Water Works Association Research Foundation. 1996. Public Involvement Strategies: A Manager's Handbook. Denver, Colorado.
A & N Technical Services, Inc. 2003. BMP Costs and
Savings Study. http://www.cuwcc.com/publications/action.lasso?
Barakat & Chamberlin, Inc. 1994. Guide To Customer
Incentives For Water Conservation. http://www.cuwcc.com/publications/action.lasso?
Baumann, Duane D., John J. Boland, and W. Michael Hanemann. 1998. Urban Water Demand Management and Planning. McGraw Hill, New York.
Beecher, Janice A. 1995. “Integrated Resource Planning Fundamentals,” Journal American Water Works Association (June): 34-48.
California Urban Water Conservation Best Management Practices
Chesnutt, Thomas W., Ph.D., et al. 1997. Designing, Evaluating and
Implementing Conservation Rate Structures. http://www.cuwcc.com/publications/action.lasso?
Colorado Foundation for Water Education, Citizens Guide to Colorado Water Conservation. https://cfwe.org/EducationalProducts/ss/ListCatalog.asp
Fiske, Gary. 1996. Integrated Resource Planning: A Balanced Approach. American Water Works Association, Denver, Colorado
Koeller and Company. 2004. A Report on Potential Best Management
New Mexico Office of the State Engineer. 1999. A Water Conservation
Guide for Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Users.
New Mexico Office of the State Engineer. 2001. A Water
Conservation Guide for Public Utilities.
Pekelney, David M., Thomas W. Chesnutt, and W. Michael Hanemann.
1996. Guidelines to Conduct Cost-Effectiveness of Best Management
Practices for Urban Water Conservation.
Texas Water Conservation Best Management Practices
Thornton, Julian. 2002. Water Loss Control Manual.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region. 1997.
M&I Conservation Plan Guidebook.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1998. Water Conservation
Plan Guidelines. Office of Water. EPA-832-D-98-001.
Vickers, Amy. 2001. Handbook of Water Use and Conservation.
WaterPlow Press, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Western Resource Advocates. 2003. Smart Water: A Comparative
Study of Urban Water Use Efficiency Across the Southwest.