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Preserving Hawaii’s Precious Resource: Wai

Hawaii One Water Delegation | June 21, 2017

In Hawaii, water has been viewed with such importance that the traditional Hawaiian term is “Wai”, which also means wealth (“WaiWai”). | More >

Water is the Missing Ingredient from Infrastructure Talk

Eileen O'Neill, Executive Director, Water Environment Federation | June 20, 2017

As we hear a chorus of calls for increased investment in our nation’s infrastructure, there is often one word absent from the conversation – water. | More >

Diverse delegation to make a splash at One Water Summit

Sarah Feehan | June 8, 2017

Partnerships are key to addressing water quality challenges and implementing lasting solutions. | More >

This Pump Station Runs on Innovation—and Coffee. Lots of Coffee.

Sarah Crawford, HRSD | May 25, 2017

The combination of past construction on wetlands, rising sea level and sinking ground (called relative sea level rise) has turned southeastern Virginia into a poster-child for sea level rise impacts. All eyes are on us and it’s got everyone talking “resiliency.” How do we prepare?  How do we adapt? | More >

Americans say its #TimetoBuild Water Infrastructure of the 21st Century

Danielle Mayorga, The Value of Water Campaign | May 19, 2017

Too often we don’t value what we don’t see. Or so we at the Value of Water Campaign thought was the case with invisible water and wastewater infrastructure. Until we received the results of a recent poll we commissioned that found that water is actually a top priority for most of Americans above any other issue. | More >

Agriculture is the Lifeblood of America, and Water is the Lifeblood of Agriculture

Nicole Grey, US Water Alliance | May 19, 2017

Adopting a One Water approach can help the agriculture sector meet the growing demand for food, increase farmer profitability, and protect the environment and public health. | More >

Not Your Mother's Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sarah Crawford, HRSD | May 17, 2017

In southeastern Virginia, HRSD is working hard to ensure future generations inherit clean waterways and are able to keep them clean, and this vision could never be achieved without investment in infrastructure. But infrastructure does more than protect the environment. Infrastructure also builds communities, grows the local economy, and develops jobs. A lot of jobs, as it turns out. Take a closer look at the impact of just one of HRSD’s current infrastructure projects: the latest overhaul of a wastewater treatment plant in Norfolk, Virginia.  | More >

A #TimetoBuild and a Time to Invest

Michael Deane, National Association of Water Companies | May 17, 2017

As America’s attention is drawn to Infrastructure Week, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is working to highlight water infrastructure. When the nation focuses attention on the broad spectrum of infrastructure, it is important for the water sector to have a seat at the infrastructure table. | More >

National Infrastructure Week: Reaching A Crossroads, It’s Time to Build

Dr. Mark LeChevallier, American Water | May 17, 2017

Every household has that drawer, closet or corner of the attic you’d rather not talk about. I know I do. It starts out innocent enough—you don’t know what to do the vase aunt Addie gave you so you just put it away “for now.” Slowly other gifts and broken household items accumulate in that space. At some point, you think, “I really should do something about this.” You have the best intentions, but that’s as far as it goes—it’s easy enough to close the drawer or closet door and forget about it. | More >

One Water Roadmap in Action on California's Central Coast

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance | May 10, 2017

California's Central Coast is an example of the exceptional leadership that is driving the one water movement. . As a California resident, I was personally excited to learn from the experts about the water solutions being implemented in my own backyard. During the discussion, I was encouraged to find that the practices these utilities are implementing are well aligned with the principles outlined in the US Water Alliance’s One Water Roadmap. The discussion brought to light how these concepts are manifesting in different communities. | More >