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July 2017 News & Updates
25 Regional Delegations Inspire at One Water Summit 2017

Last month, 600 people from 168 cities in 37 states joined us in New Orleans for One Water Summit 2017. It was an incredible gathering of the sharpest minds in water who came together to network, share best practices, and take actionable ideas back home to every corner of the country.
We were also proud to welcome 25 regional delegations from across the country to One Water Summit 2017. It was an impressive and diverse group of dedicated leaders representing regions and constituents from the nation's capital to the great state of Hawaii. We want to thank the many partners across the country who helped form these delegations. Our delegates are champions for a sustainable water future and are dedicated to peer exchange, knowledge building, and translating the learnings from One Water Summit 2017 back to their home regions or communities of practice. Many of our delegations made commitments to action during the summit, which you can read more about on our website.   Read More
2017 One Water Delegations
American Planning Association
American Rivers
Atlanta region
Austin region
 The Conservation Fund
DC-Virginia region
Emerald Cities
Great Lakes Commission
Great Lakes Community Partners
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Kansas City region
Los Angeles region
Mayors Innovation Project
The Nature Conservancy
New Jersey
Northeast Ohio region
Pacific Northwest region
Raleigh-Durham region
San Francisco Bay Area region
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
Tucson region
Sign Up To Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water 2017
On  October 12, 2017 , hundreds of organizations across the country--from water and wastewater utilities to local businesses and community groups--will participate in the third annual Imagine A Day Without Water.  Will you join the Value of Water Campaign to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water? Register today !
Why should you participate? We all need safe and reliable water to ensure that we can go about our daily lives without interruption. Our nation's water infrastructure is aging and in need of investment--and when our water is at risk, we are all at risk. Far too many communities in America already know how impossible it is to imagine a day without water.
Participants include a wide range of organizations committed to educating policymakers and the public about the value of water to our economy, environment, and daily lives. Learn more about how your organization can participate in this national day of education and awareness. 


Join Our Upcoming September Webinar
Taking the Long View: Asset Management for Water Systems
September 6, 2017, 1pm-2pm ET
For many water utilities, a key part of managing system sustainability is thinking long-term and taking stock of how assets will hold up over time. With miles of pipes below ground and critical storage, treatment, and pumping assets above ground, getting a handle on the condition of these systems is often easier said than done. Learn how leading utilities and cities are using sophisticated asset management practices and a risk-based approach to help address the issues of evolving regulatory requirements, growing populations, demand for improved service and reliability - all while simultaneously addressing the challenges of water scarcity, a highly variable climate, aging infrastructure, and limited state and federal funding.
Speakers include:
Dave Sklar, Water and Utilities Asset Management Leader, WSP
Patrick Beane, Asset Manager, Johnson County Wastewater
In our Blog... 
  • Social and Economic Inclusion for All by Danielle Mayorga, US Water Alliance |  Read More
  • Iowa delegates taking steps to secure a positive water future at home by Sarah Feehan, Communications Intern, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance | Read More 
  • Los Angeles One Water Delegation Reflects on One Water Summit 2017 by Los Angeles One Water Delegation | Read More
  • Making Water Accessible and Affordable in Philadelphia by Debra McCarty, Philadelphia Water Commissioner | Read More
  • Transforming schoolyards into models of sustainable water infrastructure by Allison Fore, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago | Read More
  • Hawaii Delegation - Reflections of the One Water Summit by Hawaii One Water Delegation | Read More 
  • Politics as a Lagging Indicator: Why Washington is the way it is by G. Tracy Mehan, III Executive Director, Government Affairs, American Water Works Association | Read More
  • Camden Collaborative Initiative: Putting neighborhoods at the center of cross-sector partnerships by US Water Alliance and Andy Kricun, Executive Director, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority | Read More
  • Water Alliance report a blueprint for more climate-resilient, equitable water systems by Jalonne White-Newsome Senior Program Officer The Kresge Foundation, Environment Program |  Read More
Upcoming One Water Events...
In the News...
  • Wisconsin city partners with farmers to reduce nutrient water pollution  New Orleans Times-Picayune |  Read More
  • Brewers to Trump: For the Love of Beer, Please Protect Our Water Men's Journal | Read More
  • New Mexico Water Agency Finds Innovative Way to Protect Headwaters News Deeply | Read More
  • The Cost of Water Is Rising. Philadelphia Has an Unprecedented Plan to Make It More Affordable. Governing |  Read More
  • WIFIA Program Receives 43 Letters of Interest from Prospective Borrowers  Water World |  Read More
  • Overcoming The Barriers To On-Site Treatment And Reuse Water Online |  Read More