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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 >

4 Lessons on Corporate Water Stewardship Inspired by Coca-Cola

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance | August 30, 2016

On August 2, 2016, I joined leading sustainability thinkers in a discussion on water innovation, sustainability, and security hosted by Coca-Cola North America. It was fitting for Coca-Cola to host this dialogue considering their forward-thinking efforts in water sustainability. The company’s water strategy seeks to replenish the water they use, improve water efficiency, mitigate water risk, and safely return water by managing wastewater and stormwater onsite. Four lessons for other businesses to consider when developing a sustainable, effective, and impactful corporate water strategy came out of our discussions with Coca-Cola. | More >

A Popular Choice: Design-Build Project Delivery Gains Momentum

Gus Hrncir, Brown and Caldwell | August 23, 2016

Design-build project delivery gains momentum as more water utilities make the switch.  | More >

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

Judson Greif, US Water Alliance | July 26, 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. From water system upgrades to green infrastructure installations, there have been increasing examples of how partnerships between public agencies and private companies have come together to advance water and wastewater management across the United States. | More >

Let's not be the taxi drivers

Elisa M. Speranza, CH2M | July 12, 2016

The release last week of CH2M's 2016 Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship Report made me pause to reflect on the evolution of how we, and our clients, have approached sustainability as a driving force in everything we do, and how we can identify what “Uber-like” changes might be just over the horizon for water managers. | More >

Jersey Water Works: 10 Great Ideas for New Jersey's Water Infrastructure

Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future | July 2, 2016

Innovative ways to integrate water management, reduce costs, partner and build broad public support were all on tap at  the U.S. Water Alliance’s second annual One Water Summit, on June 8-10 in Atlanta. New Jesery delegation gathers national best practices from the Summit.  | More >

Mainstreaming the Circular Economy

Bill DiCroce, President & CEO, Veolia North America | June 28, 2016

True sustainability is more than “being green.” True sustainability challenges business and organizations to think about the “two greens” of sustainability and the bottom line, which makes environmentally-friendly decisions financially-sustainable in the long-term. Veolia North America is deploying a relatively new model called the circular economy to meet this need, finding value in used byproducts to reduce waste and pollution while redistributing risk. | More >

10 Reasons We're Excited for One Water Summit 2016

Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance | June 1, 2016

We're only 1 week away from the One Water Summit 2016! Our agenda full of inspiring speakers, dynamic discussions, and thought-provoking one water topics. Check out 10 things we're looking forward to in Atlanta! | More >

We're at an Infrastructure Crossroads

Howard Neukrug, US Water Alliance | May 23, 2016

In today’s modern American cities, we enjoy the benefits of the water infrastructure networks designed and built over the last two centuries.  And the passage of America’s great water laws just over four decades ago allowed for new level of expectation and significant progress in public health and environmental protection.  However, we are at an infrastructure crossroads— and we are beginning to witness the effects of a weakening in our water infrastructure’s armor.  | More >