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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 >

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 >