The watershed of Western New York takes up 2,280 square miles of land area within New York State. From Tonawanda Creek, to the Buffalo and Niagara Rivers, to the mighty Lake Erie, water is one of the most precious resources that WNY possesses.

Learn more about the Niagara River/Lake Erie watershed here.

Learn about the Buffalo Niagara RiverKeeper, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the conservation and protection of the Buffalo/Niagara watershed region.

Check out RiverKeeper’s presentation about water from our “Water: Solutions and Challenges” meeting on May 31, 2016.

With the high availability of water in this region comes responsibility. As per the SBR pledge, one of this organization’s top priorities is to protect our waterways. The Roundtable’s metrics spreadsheet allows you to track your business’ water consumption and discharge.


Over time, you can realize water and monetary savings as you adopt the strategies and practices of water conservation outlined below.


EPA WaterSense: A National Partnership to Save Water and Protect the Environment

WaterSense has developed WaterSense at Work, a compilation of water-efficiency best management practices, to help commercial and institutional facilities understand and better manage their water use, help facilities establish an effective water management program and identify projects and practices that can reduce facility water use. Learn more here.

Water Conservation for Industries, Businesses, and Institutions

A short brochure produced by the Texas Water Development Board on corporate strategies for water conservation efforts.

Reduce Water Consumption in Industry

From Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management comes a feature in water conservation in industry, and how changing behavior and operations makes a difference in your water consumption. 

Water Reuse, Recycling, Conservation in Manufacturing

Strategies from Sustainable Manufacturer Network fully detail how to conserve water in manufacturing processes.