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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 >

Jersey Water Works: 10 Great Ideas for New Jersey's Water Infrastructure

Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future | July 2, 2016

Innovative ways to integrate water management, reduce costs, partner and build broad public support were all on tap at  the U.S. Water Alliance’s second annual One Water Summit, on June 8-10 in Atlanta. New Jesery delegation gathers national best practices from the Summit.  | More >

Mainstreaming the Circular Economy

Bill DiCroce, President & CEO, Veolia North America | June 28, 2016

True sustainability is more than “being green.” True sustainability challenges business and organizations to think about the “two greens” of sustainability and the bottom line, which makes environmentally-friendly decisions financially-sustainable in the long-term. Veolia North America is deploying a relatively new model called the circular economy to meet this need, finding value in used byproducts to reduce waste and pollution while redistributing risk. | More >

10 Reasons We're Excited for One Water Summit 2016

Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance | June 1, 2016

We're only 1 week away from the One Water Summit 2016! Our agenda full of inspiring speakers, dynamic discussions, and thought-provoking one water topics. Check out 10 things we're looking forward to in Atlanta! | More >

We're at an Infrastructure Crossroads

Howard Neukrug, US Water Alliance | May 23, 2016

In today’s modern American cities, we enjoy the benefits of the water infrastructure networks designed and built over the last two centuries.  And the passage of America’s great water laws just over four decades ago allowed for new level of expectation and significant progress in public health and environmental protection.  However, we are at an infrastructure crossroads— and we are beginning to witness the effects of a weakening in our water infrastructure’s armor.  | More >

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 >