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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Spokane Water Stewardship Program

September 12, 2007

The Water Stewardship Program in Spokane (U.S.A.) aims to dive ‘DEEP’ into their community to promote aquifer awareness and water wise education.

The goals of the Water Stewardship Program are:

  • Development of community pride in sustaining a valuable natural resource.
  • Encouragement of a community driven action.
  • Education of wise and efficient water use.
  • Protection of a limited sole source. 

The program provides a sprinkler calculator to help determine how much to water, a landscaping class on how to retrofit yards and gardens to reduce the amount of water needed to maintain them, and a watering class on smart watering methods.

The mascot of the program is pictured here - Willy Water.

ICLEI has an international freshwater Water Campaign that aims to build the capacity of local governments to reduce water consumption and improve local water quality. For more information on ICLEI’s Water Campaign, please visit www.iclei.org/water.

Spokane is one of 205 local governments in the U.S.A. that are currently Members of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the U.S.A., please visit www.iclei.org/usa.

Source:  “The Water Stewardship Program”, City of Spokane Water Department at www.spokanewater.org.