The 50 Litre Home Coalition (50L Home) is a global, action-orientated, multi-stakeholder platform that brings together private and public organisations, policymakers, researchers, cities and citizens to address two of the world’s most pressing global challenges: water security and climate change. This unprecedented collaborative effort aims to reinvent the future of urban water consumption in the homes, by making 50L of daily water use per person feel like 500 – at 0 carbon.
Kim Shanahan will lead a discussion with Cindy Wasser and Craig Connor on how the Water Rating Index (WRI) was established in the 2020 National Green Building Standard and how it can be used by water jurisdictions facing pressures of growth with limited and declining allocations of water. You can't manage what you're not measuring, especially new residential growth. The WRI is a predictive water-usage calculation tool based on a zero to 100 scale with zero being net zero water usage. The index can calculate projected gallons of annual usage and can predict how many new homes can be sustained by an acre foot of available water.
Graywater is a great alternative water source. Many homes produce 20-50 gallons a day; that is 600 - 1,500 gallons a month! It is a growth market throughout the West. This panel is going to focus on emerging technologies in the residential and commercial graywater market. Discover the types of systems that are coming to market that will make reusing graywater easier.
Learn a fast, easy and efficient way to collect dynamic water pressure (psi) while troubleshooting or performing drip audits or assessments. Locating the root of the problem in a drip system can be a tricky situation. If you are able to test psi, it can turn a chore into an easy task.
The Irrigation Association recommends collecting psi from three points within the drip system during a drip irrigation audit. The traditional way creates waste, is time-consuming and is not the most efficient method. With this DIY, easy-to-build drip psi testing tool, you can check your three psi areas within minutes and move on to the next zone without losing a drop of water.
Perhaps you are not performing a drip audit, but the system has issues that you need to figure out. With this tool, you place the rubber tip up against the orifice of the drip emitter or emitter tubing outlet, and you can move from emitter to emitter with great ease without wasting any water or poking a single hole. A psi reading is immediate and can help you quickly assess where issues are, without making a mess or wasting time.
If you are in California and performing a Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) audit, this method will save you time and get you to the next step faster.