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Beyond a Buzzword: Exploring New Models of Public-Private Partnerships

August 30, 2016

It’s one of the most frequently used “buzzwords” when it comes to one water: P3. But public-private partnerships that unite public infrastructure projects with private capital are not a new concept. And it is more than just a buzzword.  | More >

US Water Alliance and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Announce Joint Commitment at White House Water Summit

March 22, 2016

In honor of World Water Day, the US Water Alliance and the City of San Francisco announce partnership commitment to convene a National Blue Ribbon Commission to advance onsite water reuse projects across the country. | More >

US Water Alliance Announces New Board of Directors

March 9, 2016

The US Water Alliance, a national organization advancing a sustainable water future for all, today announced several individuals who will join its restructured board of directors.

The US Water Alliance has realigned and refocused its work around the guiding principle of “One Water, One Future.” The new board of directors will steer the organization into its next phase of expansion, with a focus on three strategic priorities: 1) educating and inspiring the nation about the true value of water and need for investment by hosting and staffing the Value of Water Coalition; 2) accelerating the adoption of one water management strategies; and 3) celebrating what works and driving innovation in the water sector. | More >

Value of Water Releases National Poll on Public Attitudes about Water, Infrastructure

February 24, 2016

New Poll Finds 95% of Americans Want Public Officials to Invest in Water Systems, 60% Are Willing to Pay More for Secure Water Service. Americans believe that modernizing water systems should be a priority to ensure safe and reliable water and wastewater service. | More >

AWWA Launches Resource Page on Lead in Water

February 8, 2016

American Water Works Association launched a new resource page with technical information, research, news and policy statements focused on lead in water.  | More >

RiverBender.com: “Local students win Illinois American Water “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest”

November 19, 2015

BELLEVILLE – This October, Illinois American Water invited 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contest.  The contest was held in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s national event to raise awareness about the value of water service. 

“It’s hard to imagine even just one day without water. We need water to make a cup of coffee, grow fruits and vegetables, and manufacture nearly every product we use in our daily lives. While essential, few people understand the fundamental value of water and the systems that bring water to and from homes and businesses all day, every day,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.  | More >

"Imagine a Day" Radio Tour Reaches 2.8 million Listeners Nationwide

November 4, 2015

For its first Imagine A Day Without Water event, the Value of Water Coalition launched a national education campaign that would engage the public and motivate key stakeholders to understand the need for major investment in water infrastructure around the nation. | More >

Water and Waste Digest: “Industry Insight: Taking the Lead”

October 16, 2015

In July, the U.S. Water Alliance named Radhika Fox as the organization’s new president. The alliance, a nonprofit established in 2008, is focused on promoting integrated, sustainable water management. W&WD Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Fox about her goals for the organization, as well as her thoughts on the state of today’s water climate. | More >

CQ Weekly: Interview with Radhika Fox

October 1, 2015

Radhika Fox, the new president of the U.S. Water Alliance, spent the first few years of her life in a village without running taps or flush toilets.

The New York native moved to her grandmother’s home in the Guntur District of rural India while her immigrant parents completed their training in the United States. “Going back and forth really leaves you in awe of the water systems we have built in this country,” she says. “I grew to recognize the powerful ability of infrastructure to give people basic human dignity.” | More >

UIM: “The Ever-Present Value of Water”

October 1, 2015

Editor’s Note: If there’s one person who can speak to the evolving perception of how we truly value water, it has to be Radhika Fox. Radhika’s recent work with the Value of Water Coalition has led her to be recognized as an outspoken industry advocate on the subject. Radhika was recently named as the new president of the U.S. Water Alliance, officially beginning the role in September. At the time of this issue’s publication, she was involved with several public speaking obligations —including our first Water Finance Conference in early September. We caught up with Radhika after the conference to chat about the value of water and upcoming activities of her two organizations. | More >