Projects

Several examples of AVA’s project experience are listed below. Feel free to contact us for more information about these and other projects.

Planning: Water Conservation, Efficiency, and Drought Response

  • Rockland County (NY) Task Force on Water Resources Management. “Water Losses and Customer Water Use in the United Water New York System” (2015).
  • Waukesha Water Utility, Waukesha, Wisconsin. “Water Conservation Plan.”
  • City of Dallas, Texas, Dallas Water Utilities. “Five-Year Water Conservation Plan Update.”
  • City of Riverside, California. “Water Conservation Program Evaluation.”
  • Maui County Water Department, Maui, Hawaii. “Water Conservation Advisory Services.”
  • Orange County Utilities, Water Division, Orlando, Florida. “Water Conservation Program.”
  • City of Fort Worth, Texas, Water Department. “Water Conservation Program.”
  • Georgia Governor’s Environmental Advisory Council. “Water Conservation: A National View.”
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection. “Water Conservation Planning.”
  • Goleta Water District, Goleta, California. “Water Conservation Plan.”

 

AWWA Water Analytics Guidance cvr-Vickers et alData Analytics: Water Use Efficiency Analysis, Metrics, and Benchmarking

  • Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. “Energy Efficiency Potential for Real Water Loss Reduction in the Pacific Northwest” (2016).
  • American Water Works Association, Technical & Education Council, Denver, Colorado. “Mining Customer Data to Better Inform Utility Decision-Making: A Guide To Help Utilities Understand And Create Advanced Customer Water Use Metrics.” Project publication: “A Guide to Customer Water-Use Indicators for Conservation and Financial Planning.”
  • United Kingdom Environment Agency, London, England. “Measuring Success of Demand Management Interventions” (water efficiency benchmarks).
  • Massachusetts Legislature, Water Management Act Blue Ribbon Panel. “Water Efficiency Benchmarks.”
  • Arizona Department of Water Resources, Governor’s Drought Task Force. “Water Efficiency Benchmarks.”

 

Water Audits & Site Assessments

  • Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts. “Water Use Strategy.”
  • U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Corps of Engineers (ERCD-CERL). “Facility Water Efficiency Specification Checklist.”
  • University of Connecticut-Storrs, Storrs, CT. “Campus water audit.”
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey. “Campus water audit.”

 

UWIS-course-VickersProfessional Education & Training

  • Southern California Edison. “Water Efficiency & Drought Management Practices: Comparison of National Perspectives and Local Experiences.”
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Professional Development. Course: “Water Use Efficiencies and Technologies for Buildings, Industries, and Campuses.”
  • Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Water Conservation Workshop for pollution prevention specialists.
  • Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, California. Curriculum development for a master course in water conservation.

 

Water Policy Development

  • City of Dallas, Texas, Dallas Water Utilities. Support for proposed landscape irrigation ordinance (adopted).
  • Orange County Utilities, Water Division, Orlando, Florida. Support for proposed landscape irrigation ordinance (adopted).
  • Maui County Council, Water Resources Committee, Maui, Hawaii. Support for a public hearing on a draft outdoor irrigation watering schedule.
  • Rhode Island Legislature, Special House Commission on Water Use and Distribution. Expert witness.

 

Demonstration & Research

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL). Installation Technology Transition Program (ITTP), Integrated Water Planning for Army Training Areas, “Camp Atterbury Water Conservation Demonstration Project” (Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Indiana).