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In San Antonio, Investment in Water is Priority Number One

Councilmember Ron Nirenberg, City of San Antonio | May 19, 2016

As Councilmember Ron Nirenberg explains, San Antonio has made a number of strategic investments to diversify its water portfolio and ensure long-term water security. | More >

Public-private partnerships: a critical piece of the water infrastructure puzzle

Michael Deane, National Association of Water Companies | May 17, 2016

Crumbling and deteriorating roads, bridges and railways are usually the things you hear about when it comes to our country’s infrastructure challenges.  It makes sense, considering we encounter these above-the-ground forms of infrastructure every day.  But it’s what we can’t see and only notice when something goes wrong that often goes overlooked – this nation’s out-of-date water infrastructure. | More >

Building 21st Century Infrastructure for 21st Century Cities

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance | May 16, 2016

The creation of modern water and wastewater systems was one of the most significant public health achievements of the 20th century. Drinking water treatment and systems brought safe, reliable drinking water to homes and businesses. Clean water systems eliminated deadly diseases such as cholera and typhoid and helped extend life expectancy in the U.S. by 30 years. But the systems built nearly 100 year ago were for communities that look completely different than today. | More >

Senator Ben Cardin on Infrastructure Financing, Federal Partnership & Strengthening the Nation

InfrastructureUSA | May 12, 2016

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) is one of four Congressional Co-chairs who will participate in Infrastructure Advocacy Day on May 18th, to raise awareness about the critical infrastructure needs in this country. In a conversation with InfrastructureUSA, Senator Cardin discusses infrastructure financing, the role of federal partnership, and how to strengthen our nation.  | More >

Why El Nino is Not Enough to Solve CA Water Woes

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance | May 5, 2016

April showers may bring May flowers, but looks like the California drought is here to stay. At the start of the rainy season, everyone from water managers to Governor Brown had high hopes for an epic El Nino winter that could replenish reservoirs and snowpack, and break four years of extreme drought for the state. But it fell short. | More >

Water Week 2016 a Success in DC!

Adam Krantz, CEO, National Association of Clean Water Agencies | April 27, 2016

Hundreds of water professionals from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. during the week of April 11 to advocate for clean water during Water Week 2016. With broad participation, Water Week 2016 was a resounding success in making the clean water sector’s voice heard in the capitol. | More >

Infrastructure Matters

Zachary Schafer, Executive Director, Infrastructure Week | April 21, 2016

Infrastructure matters. It matters—in big ways and in small—to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities. From roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid, and broadband, infrastructure matters to the goods we ship and the companies that make and sell them. It matters to our daily commutes and our summer vacations, to drinking water from our faucets, to the lights in our homes, and ultimately to every aspect of our daily lives. | More >

International Water & Climate Forum Reveals Key Points to Advance Climate Resilience in Water

Diane VanDe Hei, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies | March 31, 2016

In December 2015, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, American Water Works Association, Water Research Foundation, and other water associations hosted an International Water & Climate Forum to discuss how to take adaptation and mitigation strategies in the water sector to the next level. Reflecting on the presentations and discussions from the summit, we identify these key themes for advancing climate adaptation and mitigation in the water sector.  | More >

Throwing Off the Cloak of Invisibility

Karen Pallansch, CEO, Alexandria Renew Enterprises | March 16, 2016

Each day Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) transforms about 35 million gallons of wastewater into clean water, energy, and soil amendment products. Despite the services we provide, water utilities like AlexRenew are 99% invisible to the public. Now, a new series of projects is enabling us to throw off the cloak of invisibility. | More >

On World Plumbing Day 2016, Our Responsibility to Assure Safe Water is More Important Than Ever

Barbara Higgens, Executive Director and CEO, Plumbing Manufacturers International | March 9, 2016

As we celebrate World Plumbing Day on March 11, we cannot take the safety of our water systems for granted. Building more sustainable water systems with the best intentions can still result in unintended consequences if proper precautions are not taken. It’s the duty of those of us in the plumbing and water industries to make sure the potential consequences of change are thoroughly explored before going down the path unknown.

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