Your monthly source for One Water news, events, and updates.
One Water Newsletter: June 2019
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City of Buckeye Water Resources Department (AZ)

Buckeye Water Resources Department works around the clock to ensure safe, reliable drinking water for both residential and commercial water customers in Buckeye, a city in Maricopa County, Arizona. 
I Learn more about the City of Buckeye Water Resources Department



The Water Center, University of Pennsylvania  (PA)

The Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania works with regional decision makers, national thought leaders, and global water practitioners to develop integrated and innovative urban water strategies. The Center is dedicated to  promoting public health, safe, reliable infrastructure, socioeconomic and environmental sustainability, and climate resilience. I  Learn more about the Water Center, University of Pennsylvania 
US Water Alliance and Louisville Water Equity Taskforce Release New Report! 

This week, the US Water Alliance, in partnership with  Louisville's water and sewer utilities, transit agency, workforce development organizations, and Mayor Fischer, released 
An Equitable Water Future: Louisville The report is a roadmap for building equity in Louisville's infrastructure workforce and contracting practices, so that all residents have an opportunity to enjoy the economic and social benefits resulting from investments in the city's infrastructure.

An Equitable Water Future: Louisville discusses local factors that influence water equity. While the primary focus of the report is the infrastructure workforce, it also explores local issues around water affordability, aging infrastructure, flooding and climate impacts, and funding constraints. For each of these areas, the report recommends strategies that agencies and organizations in Louisville can implement  to advance equitable water management  I Read the report here

One Water Leadership Insights - with Carla Reid 

As part of our monthly  Leadership Insights, US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox sits down with an Alliance member to learn about their One Water innovations.

June's installment features a conversation with Carla Reid, GM/CEO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, MD). Read about how she's a communicator and an advocate for the water sector and water workforce. I Read the interview here
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Cuyahoga River Fire: 50 Years Later

June 22nd marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire. A pivotal moment in environmental history, the fire and subsequent national outrage lead to a wave of greater federal oversight with the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 and the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972. 

This year, Alliance member Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and other Cleveland organizations have come together to celebrate five decades of Cuyahoga River cleanup, conservation, and progress for a river reborn. I  Learn more about the Cuyahoga's history
Webinar Recap: How Utilities Are Addressing Water Equity

On June 21st, the Alliance hosted the webinar, "How Utilities Are Addressing Water Equity." The webinar spotlighted utility General Managers who are part of the US Water Alliance's Water Equity Taskforce and who shared how water systems can expand equity and opportunity. Panelists included leaders from Alliance member utilities in the Buffalo, Camden, and Louisville.  Listen to the recording here
One Water Summit 2019 - Register Now!

Have you registered for One Water Summit 2019 yet? Registration for this year's summit in Austin, TX (Sept. 18-20) is filling up fast! 

One Water Summit is truly the most diverse water conference in the country. With plenaries, institutes, site visits and a growing body of dynamic speakers, there is something for everyone who cares about securing our nation's water future. Check out the agenda and register today! I Register for One Water Summit 2019 here
One Water at the Next Generation Water Summit

The third annual Next Generation Water Summit took place June 12-14 in Santa Fe, NM and focused on water conservation and water reuse in the arid Southwest. The Summit brought together builders, designers, architects, and water professionals to share best practices and brainstorm new ones. Kip Peterson, US Water Alliance Vice President for Engagement, spoke at the event.

One Water Jobs: Submit Yours Today!

Our  One Water Jobs board allows  Alliance members to post job openings and connect with impressive candidates throughout the country. If you have a job opening you'd like us to feature, please email us at  jobs@uswateralliance.org . 
Upcoming One Water Events
  • One Water Summit 2019 September 18-20, Austin, TX I Register here
  • Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 October 23, Across the nation I Learn more
One Water News and Resources
  • Alliance member Black & Veatch announced that the firm is helping the town of Winter Haven, FL develop a water sustainability blueprint with the "One Water" approach. I Read here
  • Earlier this month, Alliance member American Rivers released a revised and updated version of their report Protecting Drinking Water in the Great Lakes: A Primer on Existing State Policies and Using the Safe Drinking Water Act. I Read here
  • The Words on Water podcast's interview with Lori Weigel of Bridge Strategy covered the results of the Value of Water Campaign's public polling on water infrastructure. I Listen here
  • In a new global report, the UNICEF estimates that billions of people globally lack 'water, sanitation and hygiene.' (WASH) I Read here
  • A new study published in the journal, Environmental Science & Technology found that drinking from plastic bottles could double the amount of microplastic particles people regularly digest. I Read here
  • Alliance member Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's multiple low-income assistance programs were highlighted on local NPR. I Listen here
  • The University of Wisconsin is launching a new "Freshwater Collaborative" research hub with the goal to become the "Silicon Valley of Water." I Read here
  • In the wake of the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, the Weather Channel listed five cities in the Unites States that could potentially run out of water. I Read here
  • In the ongoing legal saga of the Flint, MI water crisis Michigan attorney general's office prosecutors dropped criminal charges, but is planning to keep investigating the matter. I Read here
  • Alliance member San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's newest hires, goats for grazing reservoir areas (Officially: integrated pest management and weed abatement) are making a splash in the Bay Area. I Read here
  • NPR's The Indicator ran a piece on California's new rules governing water usage, including caps on how much water farmers and cities can use. I Listen here
  • In an effort to learn more about water access, NASA is using satellites to help track the flow of freshwater across the globe. I Read here
From the One Water Blog
  • Equity in action: Louisville leaders create access to opportunities through first-ever Water Equity Roadmap by Victoria Johnson, Jacobs Engineering I Read here
  • Progress in the fight for safe drinking water by Steve Fleischli, Natural Resources Defense Council I Read here
  • One Water in action: Austin Central Library uses rainwater to flush toilets by Jennifer Walker, National Wildlife Federation I Read here
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