Featured Reports, Resources & Publications

Burning Our Rivers: The Water Footprint of Electricity
A new report by River Network provides the first accounting of how much water is used to generate electricity on an average per-kilowatt basis. We found that for every gallon of water used in an average household, five times more water (40,000 gallons each month) is used to provide that home with electricity via hydropower turbines and fossil fuel power plants.

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Burning Our Rivers Fact Sheet

Saving Water, Saving Energy Fact Sheet

The Water-Energy Connection Fact Sheet (from National Environmental Education Week 2010)

The Energy-Water Collision: 10 Things You Should Know (from Union of Concerned Scientists)

Energy for Water
The Carbon Footprint of Water

Water-Energy Toolkit: Understanding the Carbon Footprint of Your Water Use

California's Water-Energy Relationship

Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Costs of California's Water Supply

Water & Sustainability (Volume 4): U.S. Electricity Consumption for Water Supply and Treatment - The Next Half Century

Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities

Water for Energy
Energy Demands on Water Resources

Water Efficiency
Cases in Water Conservation: How Efficiency Programs Help Utilities Save Water and Avoid Costs

Low Impact Development
Reducing Stormwater Costs with Low Impact Development Strategies and Practices