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March 2017 News & Updates
Value of Water Campaign Releases Report on the Economic Impact of Investing in Water Infrastructure 

Last week, the Value of Water Campaign released an economic impact analysis it commissioned to understand how investments in the nation's water infrastructure affects economic growth and employment. The report, "The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure" was shared for the first time on World Water Day at a briefing on Capitol Hill.
The analysis found there is an upside to investment, as well as a severe economic cost to inaction. At a national level, a one-day disruption in water service represents an aggregate daily loss of $43.5 billion in sales and $22.5 billion in GDP. For context , an eight-day national disruption in water service would amount to a one percent loss in annual  GDP --putting roughly 1.9 million jobs at risk. For every day of water service disruption, the average US business loses $230 in sales per employee. In industries most reliant on water, sales drop by up to 75 percent, or up to $5,800 per employee. Read the full report here
The Value of Water Campaign In the News...

The World Water Day release of the Value of Water Campaign's report, " The Economic Opportunity of Investing in Water Infrastructure," was covered widely in press outlets around the country. Value of Water Campaign Director Radhika Fox was interviewed by CBS Radio, 24/7 News Network, Sirium XM's The Morning Briefing With Tim Farley, and other radio stations nationwide. In print, the Huffington Post and Public News Source covered the report, while Senators Barrasso (R-Wyoming); Inhofe (R-Oklahoma); Cardin (D-Maryland); and Carper (D-Delaware) signed an op-ed in The Hill supporting increased federal funding for water infrastructure.
One Water Summit 2017 Early Bird Registration Ends April 7

June 27-29, 2017, water leaders from across the country will gather in New Orleans for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. One Water Summit 2017 is a unique venue to craft innovative solutions, connect with influential leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and forge the alliances needed to advance sustainable water solutions.
Time is running out for discounted registration!  Register for One Water Summit 2017 by April 7 before prices go up. 
Join the Upcoming April Value of Water Campaign Webinar

Time to Build: How to participate in Infrastructure Week 2017
April 6 1:00pm EST
America's infrastructure--from roads and bridges, to water and wastewater systems, to the energy grid and more--is crumbling, inefficient, and inadequately designed to meet 21st century needs. It's also one of the rare issues that can bridge political parties, forge public/private partnerships, and catalyze leaders from the White House to state houses to city halls.  Infrastructure Week is a national week of education and advocacy that brings together leaders and citizens to highlight the state of our nation's infrastructure and encourage policy makers to invest in the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.
Join the  Value of Water Campaign for this webinar to learn how you can join more than 150 other affiliates across the country participating in Infrastructure Week from May 15-19, 2017.
Don't Miss the April One Water Webinar

Competitive Business and Industry and the One Water Paradigm
April 11 1:00pm EST
Speakers include:

Patrick Schultz, General Manager - Performance Solutions, Veolia
Bryan Stubbs, Executive Director, Cleveland Water Alliance
 
Water challenges--whether it's too much, too little, or poor quality--threaten business growth, impact bottom lines, and create operational risks. Likewise, economic prosperity depends on a secure and sustainable water future. The private sector has valuable lessons to be learned on maximizing efficiencies and accelerating innovation that can translate well to the public sector. This webcast will feature representatives from Veolia and the Cleveland Water Alliance who will showcase how business is taking innovative steps to address water challenges. 

This webinar is part of a six-part series featuring the recently-published  One Water Roadmap.
 
Upcoming One Water Events...
In the News...

  • Trump's Infrastructure Promise Is Leaving Out Water Huffington Post | 

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  • DC Water and Xylem Celebrate the Installation of the First Intelligent Wastewater Pumping Station in North America Water Online | Read More

  • 2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Annual Report Environmental Protection Agency | Read More 
  • Flint Water Crisis Spurs Mott's Effort to Transform Water Management Programs Charles Stewart Mott Foundation | Read More 
In our Blog... 
  • Putting a Price on the Value of Water by Danielle Mayorga, Value of Water Campaign | Read More
  • Registration Opens for One Water Summit 2017 by US Water Alliance | Read More
  • Thriving Cities by Jim Schlaman, Director of Water Resources, Black & Veatch | Read More
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