Resources to Make Your Community More Resilient to Drought and Extreme Heat

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (The IAPMO Group) is one of the world's leading experts on premise plumbing and water demand management related issues. Recognizing the challenges local officials face in incentivizing and mandating water efficiency within their jurisdiction, The IAPMO Group has launched The Drought Toolkit: A Community Guide to Achieving Water Efficiency Today.

This toolkit emphasizes the unique role that each of our country’s stakeholders play in addressing water efficiency. As communities face record droughts and new water stresses due to climate change, this toolkit highlights best practices and provides turnkey resources on issues ranging from technical standards to workforce development. This toolkit is designed to be a living document where best practices and other proven solutions will be highlighted and continually added.

City councils, local planning and development departments, code enforcement officials, state construction boards, and state legislatures that utilize the resources in this toolkit can realize more than 20% in water savings in their built environments.