Abstracts of presentations given on Tuesday, 18 July 2006, in session 3 of the UCOWR Conference.


The need for innovative water saving and water capturing strategies in Albuquerque single family homes (SFH) is evident by the city’s vulnerability to drought, climate change and population growth. The intrinsic value of modern innovations is that they offer the potential to produce the largest, most cost effective and environmentally sound alternative source of water required to meet future demand. Moreover, recognizing the intimate relationship between water use and the energy consumed in conveyance, treatment, end uses and waste treatment, allows policy makers to meet water and energy use reduction goals simultaneously.