Summer ‘21 Project: Walnut Valley Water District

Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) & Mandarin Language Water Use Efficiency Program Enhancements Our Approach Project Outcomes

Project Goal

WaterNow Alliance is partnering with the Walnut Valley Water District (WVWD) to ensure that its water use efficiency programs and activities are reaching Mandarin-speaking and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members as effectively as possible.

Our Approach

In our partnership with the Walnut Valley Water District, WaterNow Alliance will analyze the participation of Asian American and Pacific Islander and Mandarin-speaking communities in water use efficiency programs. They will also conduct surveys of other utilities with related ventures to gather lessons learned and best practices. With this information, the team will work with local stakeholders to develop outreach tools and enhance communications specifically for AAPI communities. WaterNow Alliance’s goal is to create more equity among the Walnut Valley Water District service area by enabling all community members to reap the benefits of the District’s water use efficiency programs and activities.