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September 2018 News & Updates
Please welcome our newest US Water Alliance members!

Iowa Regional Utilities Association
The Iowa Regional Utilities Association was founded in 1977 as the Jasper County Water Association. The founders of the Association believed that establishing a means of providing a safe, dependable source of potable water to rural residents would be essential for the continued viability of Iowa's rural population. Jasper County Water Association founders began their efforts to sign up rural water member-customers in 1978. In 2000, due to the addition of rural wastewater services, the Association changed its name to Iowa Regional Utilities Association

Raleigh Public Utilities
The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department provides water and sanitary sewer service to approximately 195,000 metered water and sewer customers and a service population of approximately 570,000 people in the Raleigh, Garner, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon areas. The Department has received national recognition for Leadership and Advocacy for responsible national policies that advance a sustainable approach to clean water from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).
Left to right: Matt Gray, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Cleveland; Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance; Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson;  and Julius Ciaccia, Board Member of the US Water Alliance.
US Water Alliance at the Sustainable Cleveland Summit
More than 500 sustainability leaders gathered for the  10th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit  on September 20-21, where they learned about new innovations, advanced existing initiatives, and co-created Cleveland's sustainable future.

Radhika Fox gives the keynote address at Sustainable Cleveland Summit.
Alliance CEO Radhika Fox delivered the keynote address on the first day of the summit, highlighting the challenges we face--from aging infrastructure and lack of 
i nvestments, to climate change, to water quality and quantity issues -- and the transformative leadership required to face these challenges head-on.  Click here to hear Radhika's interview about water equity and her keynote address at the Summit on Cleveland's NPR station.
Water Pavilion at the Global Climate Action Summit
From September 12-14, leaders from across the world gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Sponsored by  The Water Foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and others,  The Water Pavilion was  a concurrent event to the Global Climate Action Summit that brought a much-needed water angle to the resilience conversation in San Francisco last week. The event brought together leaders from governments, civil society, businesses, and academia to share inspiring approaches to water and climate resilience. Alliance CEO Radhika Fox gave the closing keynote on the first day, highlighting the need for transformative water leadership to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Sessions focused on innovative financing and governances strategies for water-climate resilience, as well as grassroots resilience approaches being developed by communities around the world.
Sign up for Imagine a Day Without Water!
There's still time to sign up to participate in Imagine a Day Without Water 2018, the fourth annual day of action hosted by the Value of Water Campaign.  Last year,  750 organizations  participated in Imagine a Day Without Water by hosting tours, open houses, student art contests,  authoring blogs  and op-eds, issuing resolutions, posting videos,  recording podcasts , and more!  Through Imagine a Day Without Water, millions of Americans can participate in raising awareness about the value of water and the need to invest in water infrastructure so no one has to imagine -- or live -- a day without water again.  | Sign up here
Upcoming One Water Events
  • Featured Event: On October 16, Alliance CEO Radhika Fox will be speaking on the panel "Environmental Justice: Running Dry" hosted by National Geographic in Washington, DC. Moderated by journalist Naveena Sadasivam, Radhika will be joined by historian John F. Ross and environmental health expert Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome of the Kresge Foundation in this conversation about the global water crisis. | Click here for more information
  • WEFTEC, hosted by the Water Environment Federation, September 29 - October 3 in New Orleans, LA
  • NAWC Water Summit, hosted by the National Association of Clean Water Companies, October 7-9 in San Antonio, TX
  • 2018 Executive Management Conference, hosted by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, October 14-17 in San Francisco, CA
In our Blog
  • One Water Summit: The Water Industry's Big Game by Jeffrey L. McIntyre, Senior Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Division, American Water Read here
  • Arts and Culture at One Water Summit by Shanai Matteson, Water Bar & Public Studio | Read here
  • Lessons from the One Water Summit by Joseph DeAngelis, AICP, Research Associate, American Planning Association |  Read here
  • Connecting the Dots at the American Planning Association's Water and Planning Connect by Zoe Roller, Program Manager, US Water Alliance | Read here
  • Hurricane Florence Spotlights Essential Service Provided by Water Workforce and Infrastructure by Emily Simonson, Program Manager, US Water Alliance | Read here
In the News
  • Research from the Water Research Foundation featured in Newsweek's article, "Deadly Toxins in Water Supply a 'Wake-Up Call' for Local U.S. Authorities"Read here
  • Blog post "Groundwater Replenished to Prevent Sea Level Rise" by Xylem, Inc. in Water & Wastes Digest mentions Hampton Roads Sanitation District's US Water Prize-winning SWIFT Research Center | Read here
  • US Water Alliance mentioned in new Kresge Foundation report with the Meridian Institute and American Rivers, Building a Community of Practice at the Intersection of Water, Climate Resilience and Equity | Read the report
  • Blog post "Water is Life" features reflections from One Water Summit 2018 in Water & Wastes Digest | Read here
  • One Water Summit 2018 mentioned in National Recreation and Park Association article "Parks Seen As Crucial to One Water Strategies" | Read here
  • A member of the EPA Urban Waters One Water Delegation describes her experience at One Water Summit 2018 in the Urban Waters Learning Network blog, "The Urban Waters Delegation: Working Together and Reaching Out" | Read here