Flume Smart Home Water Meter

Measuring Water Use with Flume

California has been a leader in improving residential water use efficiency since the 1970s. The EcoBlock team is planning to install Flume Smart Home Water Monitor systems, which can help detect if a leak happens and help preserve critical water resources.

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Water conservation and stormwater mitigation: EcoBlock designs and strategies

The Water team has been developing ways to implement water conservation and stormwater management strategies for the Oakland EcoBlock. Some of the strategies include installing water-efficient appliances, rainwater harvesting systems, and modifying landscaping strips for stormwater management and filtration.

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Strengthening community through Resilience Hubs

Resilience Hubs are community spaces that provide critical services and resources to meet residents’ needs in both everyday situations and during emergencies. Through the NorCal Resilience Network’s Resilience Hubs Leadership Training Program, the EcoBlock team is learning from communities throughout the Bay Area how to better support each other and the planet, and help build a more resilient EcoBlock.

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Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month honors the culture, history and contributions of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians in the United States. We join our partners in celebrating the contributions and recognizing the challenges faced by AAPI.