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Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Top 10 Ways Communities Cans Save Water and Money

Date Published: 2006

Full Reference:

Brandes, O., T. Maas, and E. Reynolds, 2006. Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Top 10 Ways Communities Can Save Water and Money. Victoria: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, October 2006.
English Version ::  La Version Française


Based on three years of research, this handbook provides a practical resource on how individuals, utilities and, most importantly, communities can save water and money. It seeks to inspire and facilitate action, designed for community leaders, water managers and policy makers. It promotes expanded definition of urban water infrastructure, including innovative physical components, water sensitive urban design and conservation programs designed to complement existing water supply networks. The Top Ten represent a suite of actions that can be tailored on a community- by-community basis. This report is available in both French and English in high resolution versions for printing and lower resolution versions for online viewing.

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