Water Equity Taskforce

Building a more equitable water future is a collaborative effort, and we all have a role to play in making on-the-ground progress. The Water Equity Taskforce is a network of cities that work together to develop more equitable water policies and practices. The project aims to increase understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and promising interventions to promote equitable water management in each participating site and at the national level. It does so through a peer-exchange platform to support collaboration, capacity building, and knowledge exchange on water equity between different regions and cities. The Taskforce accelerates the development and adoption of equitable water policies, and practices by utilities, community-based organizations and other stakeholders.

The Taskforce is dedicated to building the organizational, policy, and partnership capacity of utilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to bend the course of our water future to be more equitable. It is comprised by cross-sector Learning Teams from cities that are anchored by a US Water Alliance member utility, and include leadership from community-based organizations and others that are committed to water issues (e.g., environmental groups, foundations, other government agencies). Atlanta, Buffalo, Camden, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Louisville, and Pittsburgh are participating sites.

Meet the Learning Teams

Learning Teams in the seven Taskforce cities are made up of US Water Alliance member utilities, community leaders, environmental advocates, philanthropic organizations, and many others. Learn more about our teams.