Your monthly source for One Water news, events, and updates.
One Water Newsletter: March 2019
Please welcome our newest US Water Alliance members!

Town of Cary, NC
Cary is a thriving city in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. The Town of Cary was the first in North Carolina to pump reclaimed water to homes as well as businesses in specific areas for non-potable uses. After receiving special training, any customer can receive a minimum of 250 gallons of bulk reclaimed water for designated uses. Cary operates three water reclamation facilities which use biological nutrient reduction processes to treat wastewater and safely return it to the environment. More than 65 percent of its water customers have adopted at least one water-wise practice as a result 
of the Town's nationally -recognized water conservation program. 

Rural Community Assistance Partnership
The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is a national network of nonprofit  organizations working to provide technical assistance, training, resources, and support to rural communities across the United States, tribal lands, and US territories. Federal programs and organizational interests are maintained in the national office in Washington, DC while state and regional programs and field work are managed through six regional offices. RCAP field staff live and work in the states and communities that RCAP serves. 
One Water Summit 2019 - Registration is Open!

Join hundreds of top water leaders in Austin, TX for One Water Summit 2019. It is the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water, our most precious natural resource.

From inspiring plenary sessions, skills-building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities, One Water Summit 2019 is not to be missed. 

Early bird rates end May 1st, so register today!
US Water Prize - Nominations Due April 15

The US Water Alliance is proud to announce that the nomination process for the US Water Prize 2019 is now open.
Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievements in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the preeminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all.

There are six categories for the US Water Prize, including organizational prizes for public sector, private sector, nonprofit, and cross-sector collaboration or partnership work, as  well as two individual prizes for outstanding public officials and journalists. 

For more information or to start your nomination today, click here. Nominations are due by April 15. 

One Water Leadership Insights - with Ghassan Korban

One Water is a movement-a growing chorus of people, ideas, and action shifting the center of gravity in water management to more sustainable, integrated, and equitable approaches. So often in this work, we focus on the tools and techniques to make progress on water. Less attention is paid to the people-their struggles, successes, and insights.

In a new monthly feature, US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox sits down with an Alliance member to learn about their One Water innovations. Through these One Water Leadership Insights, the US Water Alliance seeks to unleash the power of our network through the simple act of getting to know our members better-in their own words and with their own voices.  Read the first installment, an interview with Ghassan Korban, Executive Director of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans,  here .
Water Policy Priorities to be Highlighted During Water Week 2019

A partnership of participating organizations, including the US Water Alliance, are helping bring attention to national water priorities, including infrastructure and challenges for utilities. From March 31-April 6, events across the nation will highlight the importance of clean, accessible drinking water. The week is anchored by the  National Water Policy Fly-In in Washington, DC (April 3-4) where water professionals and advocates take part in congressional briefings, meetings, and networking.
Alliance CEO Radhika Fox Presents at 2019 Iowa Water Conference 

The 2019 Iowa Water Conference theme was "Back to Basics: Land, Water, People" (March 12-13, in Ames, IA) and brought together members from multi-disciplinary organizations and institutions to find natural, environmental solutions to implement in the Hawkeye State. US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox offered keynote remarks on transformational leadership in the One Water movement and in Iowa. 

From the One Water Blog
  • Bourbon's best friend by Louisville Water I Read here
  • World Water Day and Water Equity by Deilia Jackson Darby, US Water Alliance | Read here
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 . 

Upcoming One Water Events
One Water News
  • US Water Alliance staff member Zöe Roller spoke on a panel in Philadelphia for World Water Day about water equity and access issues here in the US and abroad. WHYY wrote about the event and interviewed Zoe. | Read here
  • Josina Morita, a commissioner for Alliance member Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, wrote an op-ed for the Chicago Sun Times for World Water Day. |Read here
  • North Carolina Health News covers the impacts of wastewater utility consolidation, costs and benefits for North Carolina and draws from the recent US Water Alliance report on the issue. | Read here
  • As part of World Water Day coverage, George McGraw of DigDeep sat down with WNYC's The Takeaway to discuss his hotspot study of water access challenges across the United States. I Listen here
  • The Pentagon and Environmental Protection Agency are at odds over the proposed weakening of standards for chemicals used at military bases. I Read here
  • Alliance member Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) announced an investment plan of  more than $200 million in its Waterway Protection Tunnel. I Read here
  • Alliance member Atlanta Department of Watershed Management issued $14 million in Environmental Impact Bonds for green infrastructure projects in a priority watershed. I Read here
  • After voters in Toledo, OH approved a Lake Erie Bill of Rights, giving the lake rights associated with a person, the initiative was immediately challenged in court. I Read here
  • Water Online covered highlights from the Value of Water's Three-Year Progress Report I Read here
  • As public concern grows, NPR summarized the key points surrounding PFAS. I Read here