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Amy Vickers is an engineer and president of a consulting firm, Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc., based in Amherst, Massachusetts. For over a decade, Vickers has brought her water conservation expertise to a wide range of projects in the public and private sectors throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Africa. She is the author of the water efficiency standards for plumbing fixtures required by the 1992 U.S. Energy Policy Act and has also testified on water conservation issues before the U.S. Congress, British Parliament, and several state legislatures. She was the Water Conservation Team Coordinator for the Greening of the White House project. A frequent speaker at conferences, universities, and other forums (eg., CNN's "Headline News" May 2002), she has published over 35 papers and articles on water supply and conservation policy issues and technology. Vickers is an active member of the American Water Works Association and served for six years on the Journal AWWA Editorial Advisory Board. She holds an M.S. in engineering from Dartmouth and a B.A. in philosophy from New York University.
Posted July 28, 2003
To call Amy Vickers 'Handbook of Water Use and Conservation' exceptional would be an understatement! As the Water Conservation Program Director in our town, it has been an invaluable source of information. I referecne the book at least a half a dozen times a week and often refer to it as my water 'Bible.' Thorough and very well written, it comprehensively covers residential, landscape, industrial/commercial/institutional, and agricultural water use and efficiency measures. I especially like the case study examples of efficiency measures and savings she references. In addition, the book provides a plethora of additional sources and organizations to contact for more information. Although relevant to all sectors (e.g., homeowners, industry, etc.), the book is a MUST for all water utilities and conservation professional's reference library. As a water utility and/or a professional in the water conservation field, to not own this book is a disservice to yourself and your trade.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 20, 2001
As a resource policy professional who spent four years exploring the state of the art of water efficiency technologies and programs, I am blown away by the depth and breadth of information in this text. Recycle the pile of guides and reports that have built up over the years, lay off your staffer who is researching what other groups are doing, and let that expert water consultant stay home for a couple of extra days. Just read Vickers' book. -- Andrew Jones, Project Director, Sustainability InstituteWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.