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Radhika Fox


Radhika Fox is the CEO of the US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting people and policy for one water sustainability. Radhika also serves as Director of the Value of Water Coalition, a collaboration of water agencies, business leaders, and national organizations dedicated to educating and inspiring people about how water is essential, invaluable, and needs investment.

Radhika has over 20 years of experience in developing policies, programs, and issue-based advocacy campaigns. Radhika previously directed the policy and government affairs agenda for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which is responsible for providing 24/7 water, wastewater, and municipal power services to 2.6 million Bay Area residents.  She also served as the Federal Policy Director at Policy Link, where she coordinated the organization’s policy agenda on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure investment, transportation, sustainable communities, economic inclusion, and workforce development.

She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley where she was a HUD Community Development Fellow.




Lorraine L. Koss

Deputy Director

Lorraine L. Koss is Senior Vice President of the US Water Alliance. In this position, she continues her 20 year career mission, creating strategic communications programs that unite the water sector and advance public understanding.

Lorraine joined the Alliance after more than 15 years with the Water Environment Federation. There she began the public education and outreach program, designing and developing programs such as Walk Your Watershed, Water Is Life, WEFTeach, Stockholm Junior Water Prize, and Biosolids Public Acceptance, to name just a few. She came to WEF from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department where she was known as “Water Woman” and is responsible for starting the public information program.

Lorraine received her Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University and her Bachelors in Communications from Trinity University. She has served on several water related boards and committees, including as AWWA’s first Public Relations Chair. Recognition for her work includes five water industry awards and acknowledgement for having initiated both the North Carolina and Washington D.C. chapters of Water for People.




Abigail Gardner

Communications Director

Abigail Gardner serves as the Communications Director for the Value of Water Coalition and the US Water Alliance. She handles press requests and media relations on behalf of the Coalition and the Alliance.

For more than a decade, Abigail has worked with communications and media at the intersection of politics, campaigns, and advocacy. Prior to her work with Value of Water and the Alliance, Abigail was a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker, where she served as a communications consultant for several political candidates, issue advocacy campaigns, and clients in need of crisis-management. During her time at SKDK, she developed a specialty in the transportation and infrastructure space.  She also served in the official office of Congressman Dan Maffei (D-NY) and Governor Eliot Spitzer and worked on several political campaigns before joining SKDKnickerbocker.

Abigail is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city famous for its three rivers.




Hope Hurley


Hope Hurley is the Manager of the US Water Alliance. She plays an important role managing the Alliance’s office and supporting the organization’s key programs, communication, and development activities.

Prior to her association with the Alliance, Hope was a member of Senator Jim Webb’s (D-VA) press team in Washington, D.C. She has also provided policy and research assistance to a number of environmental nonprofits, including Oceana, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and Atlantic Whale Foundation, on issues ranging from climate change, ocean conservation, and wildlife protection.

Hope received her B.S. degrees in Environmental Studies and Communications with a concentration in Policy from Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg, FL. Prior to college, she was a participant in a year-long educational program in which she worked directly with local communities in Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and the Canary Islands on environmental restoration and education projects. Hope was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, a city minutes away from her favorite fishing spot on the Potomac River.


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Danielle Mayorga

Program Manager, Value of Water Coalition

Danielle Mayorga is the Program Manager for the Value of Water Coalition, the US Water Alliance’s strategic initiative for educating and inspiring the nation about how water is essential, invaluable and needs investment. Danielle is responsible for implementing the Coalition’s 3-year strategic roadmap, adopted in October 2015.

Danielle joins the Alliance after serving 3 years as a Policy Analyst at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, where she helped advance the agency’s legislative agenda at the local, state and federal levels, and supported strategic policy development on issues such as capital infrastructure programs, rate setting, and community and economic benefits. Prior to entering the water sector, Danielle worked in higher education policy implementation.

Danielle is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned her Bachelors degrees in Communication and Language, Culture & Society. She  currently lives in San Francisco, where she can usually be found running along the water.





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