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Transforming schoolyards into models of sustainable water infrastructure

Allison Fore, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago | July 19, 2017

Investments in water infrastructure projects do more than help improve water quality and services. These critical investments can also transform neighborhoods and advance the local quality of life by supporting the creation of healthy green spaces. | More >

Hawaii Delegation - Reflections of the One Water Summit

Hawaii One Water Delegation | July 19, 2017

After a week of networking, collaborating, and learning at the 2017 One Water Summit the Hawaii Delegation is in a better position than ever to implement initiatives that increase water conservation, reuse, and recharge. | More >

Water Alliance report a blueprint for more climate-resilient, equitable water systems

Jalonne White-Newsome Senior Program Officer The Kresge Foundation, Environment Program | July 11, 2017

I heard about a young mother whose children were almost removed from her home because she couldn’t afford the water bill.  I recall listing my home in Texas as a temporary shelter for people who had lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina flooding.   | More >

Camden Collaborative Initiative: Putting neighborhoods at the center of cross-sector partnerships

US Water Alliance and Andy Kricun, Executive Director, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority | July 11, 2017

Camden, New Jersey, faces serious economic and environmental challenges that reflect its history as an industrial city. Camden is home to hundreds of contaminated areas, including two Superfund sites and 114 other contaminated sites. These environmental issues that pose a significant threat to any neighboring residents, particularly Camden’s minority populations and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. | More >

Politics as a Lagging Indicator: Why Washington is the way it is

G. Tracy Mehan, III Executive Director, Government Affairs, American Water Works Association | July 5, 2017

Politicians are as much a result of the current national distemper as a cause. Politics in the nation’s capital is a lagging indicator. AWWA’s voice, advocating for smart water policy and promoting public health and the environment, has never been more critical. | More >

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 >