Events

Fostering Climate Resiliency with Integrated Water Resource Management
February 5, 2016
Webinar

From droughts that threaten water supplies to super storms that cripple water and wastewater infrastructure, water leaders are on the front lines of addressing the impacts of climate change on communities across the country. This session will feature innovators sharing how they are utilizing integrated, holistic, and sustainable water management strategies to develop resilient water systems and more sustainable cities.

Moderator: Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance 

Featured Speakers:

  • Cedric S. Grant, Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
  • Laurna Kaatz, Environmental Scientist, Planning Division, Denver Water
  • Erik Meyers, Vice President, The Conservation Fund 

This session is part of the US Water Alliance’s One Water Webinar series that cover hot topics in one water management. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity for US Water Alliance members to engage with each other on topics of common concern.

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Partnerships for Progress: Urban and Agriculture Coming Together For Healthy Watersheds
March 4, 2016
Webinar

Throughout the United States, efforts are underway to restore and maintain healthy watersheds and high water quality in our streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways. These efforts are built on a common goal of one water stewardship for land and water that is shared by urban, suburban, and rural communities. This work is complicated and requires effective collaboration to forge sustainable, common ground objectives. This webinar will highlight successful examples of municipal and agriculture partnerships to address water quality and productivity concerns. The examples will highlight new approaches to inclusive one water management for the health of our nation’s water ways.

Moderator: Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance 

Featured Regional Case Studies:

  • Portland Metropolitan Area
    • Bruce Roll, Director of Watershed Management, Clean Water Services
  •  Madison, Wisconsin
    • David Taylor, Director of Ecosystem Services, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Tariq P. Baloch, Water Utility Plant Manager, City of Cedar Rapids
    • Adam Kiel, Operations Manager Water Resources, Iowa Soybean Association 
    • Keith SchillingPh.D. Iowa Geological Survey University of Iowa

This webinar is part of a monthly interactive forum for US Water Alliance members that cover hot topics in one water management, and provide an opportunity to engage with Alliance members on topics of common concern.

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Infrastructure Week: How you can participate
March 18, 2016
Webinar

From May 16-23, hundreds of organizations across infrastructure sectors, the business community, think tanks, elected officials, policy advocates, and more will come together for Infrastructure Week 2016. Infrastructure Week is a coordinated week of events and programming across the country to elevate infrastructure-from passenger and freight transportation to water, electricity and broadband networks-as a critical issue impacting all Americans. Will you join us in educating the nation that #InfrastructureMatters? 

To encourage our partners to participate in building awareness about the importance of our nation's infrastructure, the Value of Water Coalition is hosting a webinar featuring Zach Schafer, Executive Director of Infrastructure Week and Emily Feenstra, Deputy Director of the US Water Alliance, to share the campaign's theme, resources, events, and how your organization can engage. 

Download the slides here.

The California Drought: Companies Take Action to Foster Sustainable Water Solutions
April 19, 2016
Webinar

California is in a time of unprecedented drought, and companies want to know what it means for their business. In this one our webinar, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Ceres, and the U.S. Water Alliance, attendees will learn about the current state of the drought, including where water comes from and how it is managed in the state. Speakers will also highlight how the drought is impacting business operations and financial performance. Through private sector case studies, attendees will also learn how companies are leveraging technologies, partnerships, and innovation to reduce impacts, mitigate risks, and protect freshwater in the state of California.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance
  • Kirsten James, Senior Manager for California Policy and Partnerships, Ceres
  • Jennifer Gerholdt, Senior Director, Environmental Program

Register here. 

Infrastructure Week 2016
May 16-23, 2016
Nationwide

The Value of Water Coalition, convened by the US Water Alliance, is part of the leadership team for the fourth annual Infrastructure Week, which will happen nationwide from May 16-23, 2016. Infrastructure Week brings together hundreds of organizations across infrastructure sectors, think tanks, elected officials, policy advocates, and more, that are united behind the importance of investing in and modernizing our nation’s infrastructure.

To learn more about Infrastructure Week please visit infrastructureweek.org.

One Water Summit 2016
June 8-10, 2016
Atlanta, GA

The US Water Alliance and the City of Atlanta will host the One Water Summit 2016 from June 8-10, 2016. The summit will be a tremendous opportunity for networking, learning, and forging partnerships for progress. The One Water Leadership Summit is the nation’s premier gathering of utilities, business leaders, policymakers, researchers, environmental advocates, and community leaders—in short, the best minds addressing the urgent challenges of water sustainability.

2016 US Water Prize Ceremony
June 8, 2016
Atlanta, GA

The US Water Prize celebrates organizations that are driving game-changing projects, policies, and programs in one water management. To shine a bright light on one water leadership, the Alliance established the US Water Prize in 2011. The Water Prize is the first of its kind program that recognizes outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable solutions to our nation’s water challenges.  In 2016, the US Water Prize will be awarded during the One Water Leadership summit in Atlanta.