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September 2017 News & Updates
September 2017 One Water Spotlight: Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA), situated in one of the most economically and environmentally distressed communities in the country, is turning challenges into opportunities. Following the leadership of CCMUA, local government agencies, federal programs, and nonprofit organizations are committing to improving the city's environmental and economic conditions. 

Some of the utility's most notable work has been accomplished through the Camden Collaborative Initiative, founded in 2013 by the City of Camden, the CCMUA, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the USA EPA. Joined by over 50 environmental and community service nonprofit partners, including the National Park Service, Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land, and local neighborhood groups, the Collaborative maximizes resources and implements innovative strategies to improve environmental health, revitalize communities, and enrich the lives of Camden residents. The Collaborative focuses on six areas of impact, including: air quality; waste and recycling; land and brownfields; environmental justice; environmental education; and stormwater management and resource training.    Read More
Welcome to the US Water Alliance, Science Museum of Minnesota and SUEZ! 
We are thrilled to announce that Science Museum of Minnesota and SUEZ have joined the US Water Alliance! SMM is located in St. Paul, MN and its areas of focus are  technology,  natural history, physical science, and mathematics education. Their stated mission is to "Turn on the science: Inspire  learning. Inform policy. Improve lives," which we think makes them the perfect first museum to join the Alliance! 
You can st ay up to date with SMM by following them on Twitter at  @sciencemuseummn  and on Face book at @ScienceMuseum .

SUEZ is one of the nation's leading environmental companies, providing water and waster recycling services to over 7.5 million people in the United States and Canada. SUEZ is an industry leader in innovation and environmental stewardship. Check out their Ten Commitments to Social & Environmental Responsibility  here.  Keep up with SEUZ on Twitter at  @SUEZ_NA.

Thank you for joining us, Science Museum of Minnesota and 
Join Our Next Webinar
Institutionalizing Policies and Practices that Advance Water Equity
Friday, October 6th, 10:00-11:00am ET

Many communities across the country are pioneering efforts to leverage effective water resource management and infrastructure investment to improve outcomes for vulnerable communities. Promising practices and replicable models are essential in developing more equitable policies. Water utilities, government agencies, community organizations, and private sector actors are deploying a range of approaches, from low-income assistance programs, to workforce development and inclusive contracting, to capital projects that revitalize neighborhoods, to restoring watersheds. There are tremendous examples of how water can build and enrich communities of opportunity. How do we ensure that these promising equity practices flourish, grow, and spread even as committed staff or leadership change within utilities and other government agencies? Two water sector leaders will share their experiences with institutionalizing water equity within utilities and government agencies. In addition, this webinar will feature an introduction to the US Water Alliance's newly launched Water Equity Clearinghouse, a searchable database of organizations doing important work at the intersection of water and equity.
  • Michael Davis, Director, Environmental Justice & Service Equity Division, Seattle Public Utilities
  • Juliet Ellis, Assistant General Manager, External Affairs, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Radhika Fox to Open WaterBuild Summit
US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox will be the Opening Keynote at the second WaterBuild summit, held at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo on Nov. 7 in Boston. Greenbuild is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. This year, WaterBuild will focus on resilience to climate and storm related community stresses, with specific emphasis placed on the role of innovative infrastructure solutions. At WaterBuild, leaders will come together to drive discussion around innovative solutions that will ensure the survivability and sustainability of our cities and communities. Register for WaterBuild here
Imagine a Day Without Water To Tell America About the Value of Water in Two Weeks
Imagine a Day Without Water is only two weeks away! We cannot wait to see how organizations across the country come together to tell America about the value of water. If you haven't made you plans yet, there's still time to participate! On our website you can find resources like five ways to participate, a press release template, an op-ed template, social media graphics, and more.

Join Us For Non-Potable Onsite Water Systems Workshop 
Water utilities are seeing an increasing number of requests for  installations of onsite reuse systems in their communities. Onsite reuse can effectively augment water supplies, reduce sewer overflows, and help achieve community resiliency and sustainability goals. Yet concerns persist over the role water utilities can take in these initiatives, considerations for social equality issues, as well as how best to permit and operate these systems.

On November 8, 2017 this workshop will engage attendees on the current state and future of onsite reuse. The workshop will include presentations on the current state and future direction of onsite reuse, highlighting findings from the National Blue Ribbon Commission and others. Topics include: water quality guidelines, regulations, permitting, treatment system and design, economics, operation of onsite systems, and opportunities for centralized water/wastewater utilities.

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Kevin Shafer Joins WEF Words on Water Podcast 
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and Chair of the US Water Alliance Board of Directors was recently interview on Water Environment Federation's podcast, Words on Water. In the episode, he talks about the one water concept, Milwaukee's focus on green infrastructure and research, and brewing beer with purified wastewater Words on Water features interviews with influential and interesting people from the water sector. Previous guests include George Hawkins and Eileen O'Neill. You can listen to the full podcast episode here and check out all of the episodes here
In our Blog... 
  • Sneak Peek: What's Happening for Imagine a Day Without Water by Madison Heuston, US Water Alliance | Read More
  • The Value of Partnerships in Building Awareness by Megan Demit, US Water Alliance | Read More
  • 6 Ways to Deepen your Engagement on Social Media by Megan Demit, US Water Alliance | Read More
Upcoming One Water Events...
In the News...
  • The Beleaguered U.S. Water System Council on Foreign Relations | Read More
  • The Cities of the 21st Century Will Be Defined By Water FastCo Design | Read More
  • Kevin Shafer: Lessons of Hurricane Harvey and Irma Urban Milwaukee | Read More
  • Albemarle, Charlottesville Host Imagine Day Without Water Campaign WVIR | Read More
  • Illinois American Water offers student art contest for national 'Imagine a Day Without Water' event Chicago Daily Herald | Read More
  • It's Crucial to Upgrade America's Water Infrastructure Scientific American| Read More
  • Editorial: Fort Lauderdale, jump-start sewage pipe fixes Sun-Sentinel | Read More