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"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 >

VIDEO Blog: Kansas City businesses and groups can't “Imagine a Day Without Water”

Brooke Givens, Kansas City Water | November 15, 2016

From reliable roads and transportation to sustainable food industries, from public health to healthy ecosystems, and from commercial corridors to arts and culture, vibrant communities depend on safe, and reliable water. Often invisible, we often don’t recognize the essential and multifaceted role water plays in our daily lives. Water enables people and our communities to be safe, healthy, efficient, and successful. In Kansas City, MO, the importance of water to our community couldn’t be clearer. | More >

One Water for America Listening Sessions

Judson Greif, US Water Alliance | November 10, 2016

The 2016 election season has concluded and we congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump. We know that that the president-elect is meeting with his transition team to discuss priorities for the 45th Presidency and preparing to take office in January. At the US Water Alliance we’re pleased that infrastructure has emerged as a tie that binds our nation together - and that policymakers across the political spectrum are recognizing that there can be bi-partisan collaboration on infrastructure investments. | More >

CA Utilities Formalize Commitment to One Water with Plans for the Future

Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance | October 25, 2016

At the US Water Alliance, we are promoting a one water movement – where all water has value and is managed in an integrated, innovative, and inclusive way.  Across the country, we are seeing examples of local water leaders and community stakeholders coming together to develop one water plans for managing all water resources—drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, groundwater, recycled water, surface water—across all watersheds in a city or region. By taking an integrated approach, water leaders can identify the range of challenges and look for comprehensive solutions for managing these resources in a holistic, sustainable, and cost-effective way.  | More >

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 >