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Announcing the Launch of the Water Equity Network

September 21, 2020
The US Water Alliance is excited to announces its new Water Equity Network. This network builds on our two-year Water Equity Taskforce effort, seven cities came together to build cross-sector teams and create roadmaps for advancing water equity in their communities. These teams focused on the three pillars of water equity outlined in our national briefing paper, An Equitable Water Future:
  • Ensuring all people have access to clean, safe, affordable water service, 
  • Maximizing the community and economic benefits of water infrastructure investment, and 
  • Fostering community resilience in the face of a changing climate. 

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Value of Water Campaign Releases New Economic Report

August 26, 2020

A hidden network of pipes and pumps ensure water flows through homes and businesses, but people often take these critical systems for granted. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Value of Water Campaign (VOW) partnered on a new economic report that quantifies water infrastructure investment and what happens when the nation fails to invest. With the research firm EBP, we sought to understand two contrasting futures: a future where we meet our water infrastructure needs and a future where we allow water infrastructure investment to fall further and further behind. | More >

Milwaukee Leaders Release Water Equity Roadmap

August 12, 2020

Today, the US Water Alliance and Milwaukee leaders representing local utilities, nonprofits, and philanthropy released An Equitable Water Future: Milwaukee. This is the first-ever report on strategies to build water workforce equity in Milwaukee and will guide the water community to better reflect the diversity of its citizens.  | More >

US Water Alliance Report Featured on CBS Morning News

July 26, 2020

CBS Sunday Morning featured the US Water Alliance report, Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States, that was published with DigDeep last year. Correspondent Lee Cowan referenced the report extensively in a nine-minute segment examining the lives of 21st century Americans without access to water.  | More >

The AI Interview: Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance

July 7, 2020

American Infrastructure Interviewed Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance, about the impact of our water infrastructure in today's society.  | More >

US Water Alliance Announces the Winners of US Water Prize 2020

July 1, 2020

Meet the winners in six different categories: private sector, public sector, cross-sector partnership, non-profit organization, journalism and public official. Awarded annually, the US Water Prize is the premiere national award for groundbreaking One Water management and innovation.  | More >

US Water Alliance interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition

June 25, 2020

Emily Simonson, US Water Alliance Senior Manager for Strategy and Speical Projects, was interviewed for a story that aired on NPR's Morning Edition for a story on the future of utility considolidation and financial impacts of COVID on utility revenue.  | More >

Water access must be part of our COVID recovery

June 1, 2020

Radhika Fox, US Water Alliance CEO, and Elizabeth Cisar, senior environment program officer at The Joyce Foundation in Chicago. They co-authored an oped for Crain's about how a COVID recovery must include a holistic approach to water access as well. | More >

Voters Overwhelmingly Favor Investment in Water Infrastructure According to New Poll

April 28, 2020

A new poll by the Value of Water Campaign released today shows that 84 percent of American voters want state and federal leaders to invest in water infrastructure. The near-unanimous support amid the COVID-19 pandemic reveals that voters value water and want elected officials to prioritize investing in infrastructure - specifically, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. | More >

Washington Post: It’s almost 2020, and 2 million Americans still don’t have running water, according to new report

December 11, 2019

By Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post

Wagner is one of more than 2 million Americans who do not have running water and sanitation, according to “Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States.” The report, released by two national nonprofit organizations last month, outlines stark, race-based inequalities: Native American households are 19 times as likely as white households to lack indoor plumbing; blacks and Latinos are twice as likely. - Originally published in the Washington Post  | More >