2016 Highlights

The conversation around the One Water Summit 2016 was robust in person in Atlanta and online around the country. Here is what some leading voices said.

One Water Summit 2016 was outstanding. It was my first time attending the Summit, and I found it to be one of the best gatherings of thought leadership on water. It was inspiring and uplifting to engage in a national summit that is all about solutions, opportunities, and collaboration.

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, PhD., Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation

This was the best conference I have attended in 30 years. The speakers were key industry leaders and the topics covered the most pressing issues facing the water industry.

Robert K. Miller, Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans

The One Water Summit is totally unique because it brings together voices from not just across the water sector, but beyond it. Everyone has a water story to tell, and we’re only going to solve our big water challenges if we engage partners from ag and business and environmental groups and everyone in between. That is what the One Water Summit does and that is why it can’t be missed.

George Hawkins, CEO, DC Water

It was wonderful to lead the Iowa delegation at the One Water Summit and see what progress is happening in the one water movement. We were beyond impressed with the work of the US Water Alliance and each of the attendees.

Wayne Fredericks, Farmer and Board President, Iowa Soybean Association

One Water Summit 2016 was truly a “watershed” event. I was energized at the end and couldn’t stop talking about it when I returned home. It was unlike any conference I have ever attended. The diversity of attendees and topics contributed to very different conversations and brought a far deeper meaning and understanding to the work I do. I am proud to be a member of the US Water Alliance.

Michael Mucha, Chief Engineer and Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

One Water Summit 2016 was invaluable. The diversity in panelists really opened up the conversation on water to beyond what I normally hear. The conversations that took place at this conference made me feel as though water was part of a larger, mainstream discussion. Truly the best gathering of leaders who are going beyond their sectors and integrating their work for positive change.

Nancy Stoner, Water Program Director and Senior Fellow, Pisces Foundation

As a corporation that cares deeply about stronger sustainability practices, it was inspiring to be a part of the One Water Summit 2016. The breadth of organizations and experts present was incredible and we appreciated the opportunity to meet new partners with shared goals.

Jon Radtke, Water Sustainability Program Director, Coca-Cola North America

The Dodge Foundation was proud to bring a cross-sector group of leaders from New Jersey to One Water Summit 2016. The  programming and networking at the conference supported our shared learning, and furthered trust and relationship building to advance a collaborative approach to one water practices back home in the Garden State.

Margaret Waldock, Program Director, Environment, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation