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US Water Alliance Director of Strategy Emily Simonson featured on 60 Minutes

April 27, 2021

On Sunday, April 25th, US Water Alliance Director of Strategy Emily Simonson was featured on CBS News' 60 Minutes, where she highlighted the importance of investing in climate-resilient infrastructure and how the city of Jackson, Mississippi is just one example of the problem of aging water infrastructure across the nation. | More >

President Biden Introduces Plan for $111 Billion in Water Infrastructure Investment

March 31, 2021

Today President Biden released an ambitious infrastructure plan, the "American Jobs Plan” that included an unprecedented and historic $111 billion investment in water infrastructure. It is heartening to see water be prominently featured in the plan after years of water infrastructure being out of sight and out of mind. We commend today’s commitment to water infrastructure as a reflection and recognition of political will to take action to begin to close the water infrastructure investment gap. | More >

Pittsburgh Leaders and US Water Alliance Release Water Equity Roadmap

March 11, 2021

Today, the US Water Alliance and Pittsburgh leaders representing Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, community-based organizations, and academia released An Equitable Water Future Pittsburgh. This report outlines strategies to advance five high-priority water equity priorities in Pittsburgh. The report is available online here. | More >

US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox Joins the Environmental Protection Agency

January 19, 2021

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water. Radhika is a Day One Presidential Appointee in the Biden-Harris Administration. | More >

Announcing the Launch of the Water Equity Network

September 21, 2020
The US Water Alliance is excited to announces its new Water Equity Network. This network builds on our two-year Water Equity Taskforce effort, seven cities came together to build cross-sector teams and create roadmaps for advancing water equity in their communities. These teams focused on the three pillars of water equity outlined in our national briefing paper, An Equitable Water Future:
  • Ensuring all people have access to clean, safe, affordable water service, 
  • Maximizing the community and economic benefits of water infrastructure investment, and 
  • Fostering community resilience in the face of a changing climate. 

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Value of Water Campaign Releases New Economic Report

August 26, 2020

A hidden network of pipes and pumps ensure water flows through homes and businesses, but people often take these critical systems for granted. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Value of Water Campaign (VOW) partnered on a new economic report that quantifies water infrastructure investment and what happens when the nation fails to invest. With the research firm EBP, we sought to understand two contrasting futures: a future where we meet our water infrastructure needs and a future where we allow water infrastructure investment to fall further and further behind. | More >

Milwaukee Leaders Release Water Equity Roadmap

August 12, 2020

Today, the US Water Alliance and Milwaukee leaders representing local utilities, nonprofits, and philanthropy released An Equitable Water Future: Milwaukee. This is the first-ever report on strategies to build water workforce equity in Milwaukee and will guide the water community to better reflect the diversity of its citizens.  | More >

US Water Alliance Report Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

July 26, 2020

CBS Sunday Morning featured the US Water Alliance report, Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States, that was published with DigDeep last year. Correspondent Lee Cowan referenced the report extensively in a nine-minute segment examining the lives of 21st century Americans without access to water.  | More >

The AI Interview: Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance

July 7, 2020

American Infrastructure Interviewed Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance, about the impact of our water infrastructure in today's society.  | More >

US Water Alliance Announces the Winners of US Water Prize 2020

July 1, 2020

Meet the winners in six different categories: private sector, public sector, cross-sector partnership, non-profit organization, journalism and public official. Awarded annually, the US Water Prize is the premiere national award for groundbreaking One Water management and innovation.  | More >