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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 >

U.S. Water Alliance Announces Radhika Fox Will Be Its Next CEO

July 21, 2015

Today the US Water Alliance (Alliance) announced that Radhika Fox will be its next CEO. Fox is currently the director of the Value of Water Coalition and previously directed policy and government affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

“Radhika Fox is a visionary leader that will inspire and excite our membership,” said Dick Champion, Chair of the Alliance Board. “Under Radhika’s exceptional direction, the US Water Alliance has been honored to staff the Value of Water Coalition, a diverse coalition that educates and inspires people about how water is essential, invaluable, and worthy of investment. Her experience with the Value of Water Coalition, coupled with her diverse policy experience, makes her the perfect person to steer us into a one water future.” | More >

CNN Money: “3 cool technologies that could save the world's water”

June 11, 2015

One company uses moss to clean water, while another purifies it by passing it through stone. A third promises a new technology that can cut the cost of turning sea water into drinking water by 70%.

All these firms are out of Minnesota, where talent from a longstanding group of industries is combining with growing demand for water from places like California to create a thriving scene for water tech startups. | More >

Cleveland Plain Dealer: “How far Cleveland Water has come: Radhika Fox (Opinion)”

May 15, 2015

Cleveland.com: How Far Cleveland Water Has Come

In 1969, the water situation in Cleveland was dire. The Cuyahoga River fires made Cleveland the symbol of our nation's environmental woes. Forty-six years after images published by Time magazine and National Geographic of the river ablaze were seared into the nation's collective consciousness, Cleveland should be applauded for the staggering progress you've made.
 
Back then, Cleveland was the poster child for our nation's polluted waterways; now, it is a gleaming example of the positive transformation of a region through clean water investments. | More >