March 21, 2023

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

Publish Date
October 2006
Oliver M Brandes, Tony Maas and Ellen Reynolds
POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria
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This handbook provides a practical resource on how individuals, utilities, and, most importantly, communities can save water and money. Designed for community leaders, water managers, and policy makers, this handbook seeks to inspire and facilitate action.

It promotes an expanded definition of “urban water infrastructure” that includes innovative physical components, water sensitive urban design, and conservation programs designed to complement existing water supply networks.


  • Infrastructure
  • infrastructure planning
  • land use
  • water