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1 Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse Information Resources, Tools, and Services for Water Conservation James P. Heaney, Camilo Cornejo, Ken Friedman, Miguel Morales, Randy Switt 1, Kristen Riley and Eric Beery Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences, U. of Florida September 9, Presenter

2 CONTACT INFORMATION Randy Switt Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse University of Florida PO Box Gainesville, FL (352)

3 Conserve Florida and Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse Conserve Florida – Created by the Florida Legislature consisting of DEP and the 3 largest WMDs Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse Mission - Develop collaborative relationships with related programs, and to collect, analyze, and make available reliable information and technical assistance to public water supply utilities and water managers for use in developing effective and efficient water conservation programs.

4 Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse Information Resources Website Multi-site search Library Technical Assistance

5 Conserve Florida Water Website News and Events lists Updated biweekly Mailing List ( RSS Feed Clearinghouse Publications Outreach Presentations and Materials Research Agenda/Synthesis Contacts and Links

6 Multi-site search Custom Google search Includes major water conservation web resources including Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse California Urban Water Conservation Council Alliance for Water Efficiency American Water Works Association Also searchable by document type

7 Conserve Florida Water Clearinghouse Library conservefloridawater.org Includes Glossary terms, published papers, white papers, reports, datasets and databases, models, and more Indexed by complex hierarchy Related to, more/less specific, used by, and more

8 Technical Assistance contacts: For general water conservation related questions Guide and Data Service support questions Toll-free phone (866)

9 Conserve Florida Water Guide “What” does it do? Assist in developing a customized water conservation plan Data-driven analysis (water use AND water production) Summarizes and clarifies estimated water use by sector Identifies and recommends optimal BMPs Track water conservation activities and generate reports

10 EZ Guide 2 – Method of Analysis “How” does it work? Water Production Obtained from FDEP Monthly reports Water Consumption Parcel data obtained from Department of Revenue and US Census Estimate number and age of fixtures Calibrate

11 EZ Guide 2 – Sample Views Water ProductionWater Budget

12 EZ Guide 2 - Prerequisites Microsoft Excel 2007 Provide Clearinghouse with Utility Service Boundary Provide Clearinghouse with PWSIDs (Potable Water System IDs) managed by Utility

13 EZ Guide Benefits Helps understand water use characteristics Helps identify water conservation practices that maximize savings and cost effectiveness Tailor water conservation programs to high water use sectors/customers Allows comparison between utilities and water conservation programs.

14 Questions?


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