2018 Water Research Foundation Conference
May 6-8, 2018

The 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference will focus on Advancing Reuse and Integrated Water. It is designed to help communities prepare for the future with a comprehensive program offering innovative approaches and creative solutions for managing our water resources. The Conference highlights two keynote speakers: Peter Colohan of NOAA will speak on climate impacts and risks to future water management, and Peter Grevatt of EPA will talk about water trends and challenges and the recently released Potable Reuse Compendium. The 2018 Research Conference is on May 6-8 in Atlanta, GA.

Online registration is available through April 23.

Infrastructure Week 2018: The Future Won’t Wait. It’s #TimeToBuild
May 14- 21

America’s infrastructure—from roads and bridges, to water and wastewater systems, to the energy grid and more— is crumbling, inefficient, and inadequately designed to meet 21st century needs. It’s also one of the rare issues that can bridge political parties, forge public/private partnerships, and catalyze leaders from the White House to state houses to city halls. Infrastructure Week is a national week of education and advocacy that brings together leaders and citizens to highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure and encourage policy makers to invest in the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.


Green Infrastructure in Parks
May 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room HC-8, United States Capitol Building, Washington DC

(Lunch will be provided. Please note the Capitol Building requires registration for entry. Please email Kyle Simpson (NRPA) with your name, affiliation, and email address by Monday, May 14th to RSVP:

In partnership with the National League of Cities and the Value of Water Campaign, the National Recreation and Parks Association is hosting a panel discussion about the role of green infrastructure. This panel will highlight the ways water utilities, park and recreation agencies, planners, and landscape architects are working to plan, fund, and implement green infrastructure projects. The event will take place in the United States Capitol building and focus on informing congressional staff about green infrastructure and creating multiple benefits for communities.


  • Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parts and Recreation
  • Kishia Powell, Commissioner, City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
  • Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Mayor of Lacey, WA
C-Suite Perspectives on the Value of Water
May 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
660 North Capitol St. NW, Washington DC

Every business is a water reliant business. Without safe, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure, stores close and assembly lines grind to a halt. Water is also a main ingredient in our products and the processes we use to build them. Businesses rank water as a top corporate concern and a priority investment for a secure supply chain. As our water infrastructure ages, the status quo is no longer an option, and businesses are finding creative ways to use, reuse, and manage water safely and sustainably. By prioritizing holistic water management into business models, companies can enhance decision making, reduce costs, manage long-term water-related risks, improve resiliency and competitiveness, attract investor interest, and enhance their brand and reputation.

Join the Value of Water Campaign and senior private sector executives for a discussion on how companies are driving innovative water management practices and navigating the challenges of today’s complex water landscape. This event is hosted in partnership with the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities.

Opening Remarks:

  • Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Jason Andringa, CEO, Vermeer Corporation
  • Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft
  • Kimberly Kupiecki, Global Lead for Sustainability, Advocacy, and Communications, DowDupont


  • Radhika Fox, Director of the Value of Water Campaign and CEO of the US Water Alliance.

On behalf of the Value of Water Campaign and hosted in partnership with the National Association of Counties and National League of Cities, join us for an Infrastructure Week reception following our panel discussion on the rooftop of 660 North Capitol St. NW, Washington DC. 

Reception to follow from 5:00pm -7:00pm.

RSVP here

2018 US Water Prize Ceremony
July 10, 2018

Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the pre-eminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all. The winners will be announced and recognized at the 2018 US Water Prize Ceremony during the One Water Summit.  

2018 One Water Summit
July 10-12, 2018
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

From July 10-12, 2018, leaders from across the country will gather at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. This year we will focus on important, solutions-focused conversations about how we value and manage water to foster economic prosperity, community well-being, and environmental sustainability. Thank you to our 2018 host, Metropolitan Council, for inviting us to your One Water city.