By Radhika Fox and Kevin Shafer

January 18, 2017

2016 was a remarkable year for the US Water Alliance. Guided by a restructured board of directors and new Chief Executive Officer, the organization has developed a three­-year strategy and aligned it’s programming around that vision. A surge in new members and financial supporters—coupled with new staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise—has enabled us to expand our capacity to take on projects that address the most critical water issues facing the nation. We are furthering our reach and impact, bringing new stakeholders to the One Water table, and building strong partnerships for progress.
At the Alliance, we are changing the way the nation views and values water. With the incredible support of our donors and the deep talent of our members, even our most audacious goals are achievable. We have been able to stretch into new arenas and tackle cutting ­edge issues. We launched our One Water Roadmap to catalogue the best strategies to move towards a more integrated and sustainable way of managing water resources. Our 2016 One Water Summit doubled in attendees over 2015’s summit. We launched a Leaders Circle of exclusive organizations committed to advancing a sustainable water future for all to assist in guiding our programming. And the Value of Water Campaign, an industry­-wide initiative that we are proud to coordinate, continues to be extraordinarily successful in its efforts.
We hope you enjoy reviewing our 2016 Annual Report as much as we’ve enjoyed our One Water movement building this past year. We couldn’t have done this work without the expertise and support of our incredible membership. Thanks to all of you who have been a part of our One Water journey.
Cheers to an even greater 2017!
Kevin Shafer                                                                                                  Radhika Fox
Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District       Chief Executive Officer
Board Chair, US Water Alliance                                                                US Water Alliance