Overview

We also offer an overview of the Watergy Program in Chinese

Picture of Kids Playing Near a Truckload of Barrells of WaterThe term "Watergy™" was coined by the Alliance to Save Energy to describe the strong link between water and energy in municipal water distribution systems. The program helps cities realize significant energy, water and monetary savings through technical and managerial changes in water supply systems, providing consumers with quality water while using a minimum of water and energy. Currently all Watergy™ projects are in developing countries, where efficiency measures repay themselves quickly and the resulting savings in money and water reap many rewards: immediate improvements in water service, increased water delivery, reduced water and energy consumption, and more revenue for desperately needed system upgrades and new customer connections.

Watergy™ has been implemented in over 40 cities around the world and is currently active in six countries: India, Mexico, Brazil, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. The Alliance custom designs every project to the needs and socioeconomic conditions of each country and locale, but at the core of all projects is the strategy of designing projects to build capacity locally so the benefits of any intervention continue long after the project has ended. 

Picture of the Watergy™ Toolkit CDThe Alliance developed a toolkit that provides a wealth of multi-media tools and resources to help users achieve concrete results: training videos (for example on conducting audits and detecting leaks), manuals, case studies, best practice guides, and resource documents. The kit also includes a Watergy™ training manual, available in PDF format in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Bosnian (which due to linguistic similarities can also be used in Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia).

Established in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment and economic growth. The Alliance has been working internationally for more than a decade in over 30 developing and transition countries. Funding for Watergy™ is provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Coca-Cola Company, and others.

For more information, please contact Laura Van Wie McGrory – Director: 443-934-2279