Upcoming Webinar on Integrating Efficiency into Long-Term Water Demand Forecasting

On August 23rd, Pacific Institute Research Director Heather Cooley and Senior Researcher Sarah Diringer will host a free webcast exploring the findings of a soon-to-be published project on integrating water efficiency into long-term demand forecasting, hosted by the Water Research Foundation.

Research has shown that household water use across the United States is declining, even as population increases. An increase in water-efficient appliances and fixtures is a key driver in reducing per capita demand; however, many water demand forecasts do not adequately account for these improvements, and the resulting changes in per capita water usage. This webcast will explore the findings of a soon-to-be published project on integrating water efficiency into long-term demand forecasting. This research — conducted by the Pacific Institute, the Institute for Sustainable Futures, and the Alliance for Water Efficiency — provides guidance that will allow water demand forecasters to increase the reliability of their passive conservation forecasts by more accurately accounting for future sectoral water savings from new overlay building codes and requirements (e.g., green codes and regulations), changes in manufactured product standards and technologies, and third party certification programs.

The webcast will take place on Thursday August 23rd at 12:00pm PST. Learn more here.