Your monthly source for One Water news, events, and updates.
June 2018 News & Updates
Welcome to our newest US Water Alliance members!

Wake County Government
Centrally located in the Triangle area of North Carolina, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state with approximately 1,025,000 residents.  Wake County is part of the Research Triangle Park, one of the nation's largest planned research development communities. 

Willamette Partnership

The Willamette Partnership is a nonprofit coalition of conservation/ environmental, city/government, business, agricultural, and scientific leaders working to enhance the pace, scope, and effectiveness of restoration in the Northwest.  Today the organization works across the western United States and plays an increasing role in national policy. 
Only 2 weeks until One Water Summit 2018!
We're bringing One Water Summit 2018 to the Twin Cities, MN this July 10-12!  The Summit is sold out, but you can follow the conversation online at #OneWater.
New Report Release: Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture
This month, the US Water Alliance released its newest publication,  Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture: A Blueprint for Action . In partnership with ArtPlace America, this action-oriented blueprint presents a framework outlining how water sector leaders and artists alike can engage in cross-sector collaboration to advance common goals. The report catalogs  the best and brightest models and partnerships using arts and culture to advance One Water management, complete with in-depth case studies. This partnership builds upon ArtPlace's Farther, Faster, Together: How Arts and Culture Can Accelerate Environmental Progressas well as the US Water Alliance's One Water Roadmap and An Equitable Water Future Read the blueprint
Stay Tuned for the 2018 US Water Prize Ceremony!
Winners of the 2018 US Water Prize will be recognized and announced during the Water Prize Ceremony on July 10 at the One Water Summit 2018 in the Twin Cities.  Take a look at previous winners  and check out this video highlighting the work of last year's winners!
Recap: Infrastructure Week 2018! 
From May 14-21, 2018, the Value of Water Campaign joined 430 affiliate organizations for Infrastructure Week 2018, a bipartisan week of education, advocacy, and media to demonstrate the importance of our nation's infrastructure assets and to drive a call to action that it's #TimetoBuild. As a member of Infrastructure Week's Steering Committee, the Value of Water Campaign was committed to ensuring that often invisible water issues were incorporated into the national infrastructure dialogue.
 
Overall, Infrastructure Week consisted of nearly 150 events nationwide and generated nearly 177 million impressions on social media. In Washington, Commissioner Kishia Powell of the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management joined the panel on Water, Parks, and Cities: Partners in Green Infrastructure which highlighted the ways green infrastructure produces multiple benefits for communities - from increasing stormwater management to driving urban renewal. Radhika Fox, Director of the Value of Water Campaign, also convened and moderated a discussion on C-Suite Perspectives on the Value of Water to discuss the ways the private sector is adapting to the changing water infrastructure landscape. Value of Water supporters across the country participated and brought the national Infrastructure Week message to their home communities by hosting events and open houses, writing blogs and articles, and engaging with the public via social media.

Across the Nation, Value of Water Supporters Joined Infrastructure Week:
In Our Blog
  • Infrastructure Week, infrastructure strong by John Gonzales, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Read more
  • Infrastructure Week. #TimeToBuild For the Future by Gary Naumick, American Water | Read more
  • Highlighting Your Investment in Clean Water by Hailey Stern, Philadelphia Water Department | Read more
  • Public Supports Transformation of Water Infrastructure by Travis Loop, Water Environment Federation | Read more
  • Combatting Erratic Water: The Need to Incorporate Advanced Technology in Holistic Water Strategies by Sarah Huckins, Communications & Policy Intern, US Water Alliance | Read more
Upcoming One Water Events
In the News
  • Radhika Fox talks climate change on Minnesota Public Radio's Climate Cast Live podcast| Listen to the podcast
  • US Water Alliance member Hampton Roads Sanitation District's SWIFT water treatment facility featured in Wavy.com article, "Water treatment center targets sea level rise, improving Chesapeake Bay" | Read the article
  • Alliance member Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District mentioned in Ensia article, How the Growing "One Water" Movement is Not Only Helping the Environment But Also Saving Millions of Dollars, where Radhika Fox defines "One Water" framing | Read the article
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