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One Water Newsletter:  November 2018
Radhika Fox at San Francisco Bay Area Watershed Documentary Screening
On November 5, Alliance CEO Radhika Fox moderated a panel at the preview screening of the documentary film "Water From the Wilderness," hosted by the  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)Radhika was joined by Alliance Board Chair and SFPUC Deputy General Manager Michael Carlin and SFPUC Director of Water Resources Paula Kehoe. The film details the history of San Francisco's water supply, the creation of the SFPUC, the construction of the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, and current challenges related to climate change.  Check out the documentary trailer .
US Water Alliance at the World Cities Culture Summit
From November 14-16, the city of San Francisco hosted this year's World Cities Culture Summit, an event that brought together 90 delegates from 32 cities around the world. This year's theme was "Culture and New Technologies Transforming World Cities," and CEO Radhika Fox moderated a panel on culture and climate change. She discussed the climate-related challenges facing the water sector, and how integrating arts and culture strategies can yield greater outcomes for One Water management.  Read more about these strategies in our report, Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture. 
On Tap in Washington: 
The Midterm Election and Implications for Water Infrastructure
Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance
Americans voted in record numbers this past Election Day. Our Washington, DC office summarizes election results and what it could mean for water - from ballot initiatives to statehouse races to chances for an infrastructure bill in the new Congress.  Read about  the lessons we learned, the trends we saw, and the opportunities we're looking forward to. 
We're Hiring!
The US Water Alliance is hiring for two positions in our Oakland, CA and Washington, DC offices: One Water Summit Program Manager and Value of Water Campaign Program Manager. Click here to learn more about the positions. Application deadline is December 7--apply today!
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In the News
  • The U.S. Global Change Research Program released its Fourth National Climate Assessment, summarizing findings in key areas, including water. | Read here
  • The Washington Post delved into the climate change report to simplify the findings: catastrophes from climate change are worsening. Read here
  • After winning her campaign, Michigan Governor-Elect Gretchen Whitmer has made clean-drinking water her first priority in office. Flint, Michigan continues to be a national spotlight for US water challenges. Read here
  • The Northeast-Midwest Institute released a study suggesting that lead-contamination in water is a far-reaching regional problem beyond Flint. Read here
  • Alliance member New Jersey Future released a "toolkit" to help communities plan, implement and sustain green infrastructure projects. Read here
  • On November 19th, Alliance members joined organizations around the world to raise awareness for UNICEF's World Toilet Day, an annual day of awareness for sanitation systems that are often missing in many communities. Read here
From the One Water Blog
  • Cities Seeking Innovation: New Procurement Toolkit Available! by Dr. Shalini Vajjhala, Founder & CEO, re:focus partners, Co-founder The Atlas Marketplace, Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution Read here
  • One Water for a Culture of Health by the Evidence for Action Culture of Health Delegation: Scott Brown, Erin Hagan, Joanna Lombard, Maithili Ramachandran, May Lynn Tan, Bruce Tonn | Read here
  • Parks Seen as Crucial to One Water Strategies by Rich Dolesh, VP of Strategic Initiatives, NRPA | Read here
  • National Focus on Affordability by Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance | Read here