National Dialogue Report: What’s Water Worth? Released
The U.S. Water Alliance is pleased to announce the release of its second National Dialogue summary report entitled What’s Water Worth? The report summarizes the National Dialogue held in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2010. With featured speakers Robert Glennon and Nancy Stoner, the National Dialogue focused on how water is valued in the United States from multiple perspectives including energy, agricultural, ecological, municipal, and industrial.
The report is a compilation of the thoughts and ideas of 42 of the nation’s leading experts in water policy, including representatives from state water authorities, Capitol Hill, the federal government, municipal water and wastewater agencies, engineering firms, academia, energy, industry, green infrastructure interests, agriculture, and conservation.
Participants engaged in a wide ranging discussion on the uses and values of water and concluded that without a dramatic improvement in how we price and value water – and use it – we will face severe consequences, to our economy, to our environment, to our lifestyle, perhaps to our existence. Participants agreed that the seriousness of these challenges requires the development of a new approach to water management, based on understanding the many values of water – in short, a new water ethic. Click HERE to download the report What’s Water Worth.