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Utilities are on the Frontlines of Achieving a One Water Future

Suzi Warren, US Water Alliance | February 6, 2017

Water utilities are often the unsung heroes who reliably and humbly provide fundamental basic needs. What the average person might not understand is the remarkable amount of strategy, collaboration and ingenuity that goes into providing the clean water that comes from their tap. | More >

Applications are Now Open for 2017 US Water Prize

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance | January 27, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 US Water Prize! Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the pre-eminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all. | More >

US Water Alliance Releases Its First Annual Report

Radhika Fox and Kevin Shafer | January 18, 2017

2016 was a remarkable year for the US Water Alliance. Guided by a restructured board of directors and new Chief Executive Officer, the organization has developed a three­-year strategy and aligned it's programming around that vision. A surge in new members and financial supporters—coupled with new staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise—has enabled us to expand our capacity to take on projects that address the most critical water issues facing the nation. We are furthering our reach and impact, bringing new stakeholders to the One Water table, and building strong partnerships for progress. | More >

One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource

Emily Feenstra, US Water Alliance | December 6, 2016

Today the US Water Alliance released our One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource, a guide for how we can tackle our nation’s most pressing water challenges using one water management strategies. | More >

"Water" You Thankful For?

Megan Demit, US Water Alliance | November 21, 2016

The holidays are a time to pause and reflect on the things that we are thankful for—our family, friends and neighbors, our pets, our homes, good health and good fortune, and the meals before us. This week, many of us will gather around the table and give thanks for the things and the people that enrich and brighten our lives every day, especially when we might overlook them. | More >

VIDEO Blog: Kansas City businesses and groups can't “Imagine a Day Without Water”

Brooke Givens, Kansas City Water | November 15, 2016

From reliable roads and transportation to sustainable food industries, from public health to healthy ecosystems, and from commercial corridors to arts and culture, vibrant communities depend on safe, and reliable water. Often invisible, we often don’t recognize the essential and multifaceted role water plays in our daily lives. Water enables people and our communities to be safe, healthy, efficient, and successful. In Kansas City, MO, the importance of water to our community couldn’t be clearer. | More >

One Water for America Listening Sessions

Judson Greif, US Water Alliance | November 10, 2016

The 2016 election season has concluded and we congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump. We know that that the president-elect is meeting with his transition team to discuss priorities for the 45th Presidency and preparing to take office in January. At the US Water Alliance we’re pleased that infrastructure has emerged as a tie that binds our nation together - and that policymakers across the political spectrum are recognizing that there can be bi-partisan collaboration on infrastructure investments. | More >

CA Utilities Formalize Commitment to One Water with Plans for the Future

Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance | October 25, 2016

At the US Water Alliance, we are promoting a one water movement – where all water has value and is managed in an integrated, innovative, and inclusive way.  Across the country, we are seeing examples of local water leaders and community stakeholders coming together to develop one water plans for managing all water resources—drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, groundwater, recycled water, surface water—across all watersheds in a city or region. By taking an integrated approach, water leaders can identify the range of challenges and look for comprehensive solutions for managing these resources in a holistic, sustainable, and cost-effective way.  | More >

Thank You US Water Alliance Members – You Are Creating a One Water Future

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance | October 19, 2016

At the US Water Alliance, we want to take a moment to reflect on the amazing progress in the one water movement that has happened this year, and what is still to come. This country faces vast water challenges: from toxic algae blooms to drought—almost every community grapples with a complex and pressing water quality or quantity problem. Our water infrastructure has been underfunded for too long, and the conversation around sustainable water management has been too fragmented. In the face of these challenges, US Water Alliance members are leaders in creating and deploying creative one water solutions. | More >

12 times we don’t want to imagine a day without water

Danielle Mayorga, The Value of Water Campaign | September 15, 2016

On today’s day of action, we’re asking Americans to imagine a day without water so that they understand the importance of water and the infrastructure that brings it to and from our homes and businesses. When we think of a day without water, we tend to think of the water that comes out of the tap when you fill a glass, make a pot of coffee, take a shower, or flush your toilet. But a day without water goes far beyond that. So how long can we really last during a day without water? Hint: not long. | More >