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The most important factor in ensuring a sustainable water future for all? It may not be what you think.

Elisa M. Speranza, US Water Alliance | May 1, 2017

Over the past year, the US Water Alliance, in cooperation with other water partners, has held a series of One Water for America Listening Sessions. In 13 cities, partnering with over 40 public, private, and non-profit organizations, we heard from over 500 stakeholders about their challenges and opportunities. The common themes emerged around regional collaboration, innovation and technology, equity and affordability, and funding and financing. And in every place we visited, we also heard stories of collaborative leadership that gave us hope. | More >

Back to Business: Industry Forges New Solutions Through One Water Management

Suzi Warren, US Water Alliance | April 27, 2017

Achieving a One Water future would not be possible without direct business involvement.  Like-wise, long-term economic prosperity depends on a secure and sustainable water future. It is imperative for businesses to adopt One Water practices both within their operations as well as in their engagement in the broader communities and watersheds in which they do business. | More >

Putting a Price on the Value of Water

Danielle Mayorga, Value of Water Campaign | March 28, 2017

Last month, nearly 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes and businesses when the spillway of the largest dam in the US was compromised. Earlier this month, nearly 40,000 water customers in Jackson, Mississippi were without or with minimal water service for a weekend due to planned repairs to a water main. | More >

Registration Opens for One Water Summit 2017

US Water Alliance | February 24, 2017

From June 27-29, 2017, leaders from across the country will gather in New Orleans for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. | More >

Thriving Cities

Jim Schlaman, Director of Water Resources, Black & Veatch | February 23, 2017

Despite the political divide raging in Washington D.C. and across this great nation, our common interests far outweigh our differences. Regardless of political persuasion, thriving cities and vibrant communities is a vision that connects us all. | More >

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 >