A panel discussion on this topic will be led by Amy Vickers at the 2021 annual conference of the Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources (UCOWR/NIWR). The virtual conference will be held June 8-10, 2021. Stay tuned for updates.
PG&E’s 2021 Water Conservation Showcase, April 6 “Trends in Water Use, Efficiency Technologies and Conservation” Webinar with Amy Vickers
PG&E’s annual conference brings together water and sustainability experts to address water concerns in California and across the nation. The conference organizing team includes the PG&E Pacific Energy Center, US Green Building Council Northern California, East Bay Municipal Utility District, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the City of San Jose’s Water Resources Division, and the Committee on the Environment from the local American Institute of Architects chapter.
“Water Conservation and Efficiency Online Training Course for Professionals: Introduction To Water Conservation Program Planning, Part 1 and 2.”
This two-part webinar course presented by Amy Vickers and sponsored by the Alliance for Water Efficiency provided an overview of the planning steps for a successful water conservation program, based in part on Vickers’s widely referenced Handbook of Water Use and Conservation and other planning sources. (September 9 & 17, 2020)
“Impact of Water Conservation on Long-Term Drought,” 2019 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference, Snowbird, Utah
Amy Vickers presented on the topic of the “Impact of Water Conservation on Long-Term Drought” as the invited plenary speaker at the annual conference of the Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources (UCOWR/NIWR) on June 13, 2019 in Snowbird, Utah Snowbird, Utah.
2018 RIPPLE Award (AWWA)
The 2018 RIPPLE Award was presented to Amy Vickers “to recognize her creativity, initiative, and dedication to the work” of the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Water Conservation Division.
“Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition” (CRC Press, 2018) now available
My chapter, “Drought Mitigation: Water Conservation Tools for Short-Term and Permanent Water Savings,” is in the new edition edited by Donald A. Wilhite and Roger S. Pulwarty. Learn more at CRC Press.
“Water Conservation 101” workshop, October 2017 WaterSmart Innovations Conference
This popular workshop presented by Amy Vickers is offered again this year at the annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference on October 3, 2017 in Las Vegas. Learn more at WaterSmart Innovations
“Desalination vs. Conservation in Rockland County, NY: Surprise Findings” presented at the October 2016 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas
Learn more and download the presentation by Amy Vickers at WaterSmart Innovations.
“The Energy Angle on the Water-Energy Nexus for System Water Losses” presented at the October 2016 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas
Learn more and download the presentation by Jonathan Kleinman, Mark Rehley, and Amy Vickers at WaterSmart Innovations.
Far beyond experimental but not widely reported, weather modification today is anchored not only in science but is an ever-growing practice, both here in the United States and a number of countries worldwide. From agricultural operations and ski resorts to water suppliers, the increasing application of weather modification tools to generate rain and other forms of precipitation has multiple environmental, economic, and policy implications. Amy’s presentation at the 2015 WaterSmart conference provided an overview of the history and science of weather modification, the scope of “rainmaking” today, and its future implications for water supplies and demand, among other issues. Learn more and download the presentation at WaterSmart Innovations.