ACWD has developed numerous partnerships to maximize implementation of its water conservation program, and is always looking for additional partnership opportunities.

Local School Districts and Community Colleges

ACWD works with the local school districts and community colleges to promote water use efficiency at their facilities.

Local Cities

ACWD works closely with Fremont, Newark and Union City to ensure that their programs are consistent with city ordinances and policies. 

Other Partners

Local Ecology Agriculture Fremont (LEAF)
ACWD partners with LEAF to host Water Efficient Gardening Workshops.

StopWaste and ReScape California
ACWD partners with Alameda County Waste Management Authority programs, StopWaste and ReScape California, on several projects including resource-efficient landscape contractor training and turf removal. ACWD's Water-efficient Landscape Demonstration Garden is a Bay-Friendly Certified Garden, a designation given to gardens that employ their seven Bay-Friendly Gardening Principles.

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
ACWD promotes garden tours that showcase water-efficient landscapes.

Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE)
ACWD partners with ACOE to improve water and energy efficiencies at schools in the service area.

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WaterSense Program Promotional Partnership
ACWD partners with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote their WaterSense program which encourages the public to use less water and use water-efficient labeled products and services.

 California Water Efficiency Partnership logoCalifornia Water Efficiency Partnership - ACWD is a member of the California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP). CalWEP provides technical support for water agencies in implementing water use efficiency programs and complying with state regulations.

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Alliance for Water Efficiency
ACWD is a member of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. The Alliance serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water efficiency efforts.


Picture1Qualified Water Efficiency Partnership (QWEL)In partnership with several Bay Area water agencies, ACWD is sponsoring a highly rated certification course for Bay Area landscape professionals:  QWEL training. The QWEL professional certification is a FREE or low-cost 20-hour training course and exam which provides participants education on sustainable landscaping, soils, plant water needs, and irrigation system troubleshooting, audits, controller programming and more. QWEL is also recognized by U.S. EPA WaterSense.