Urban Water Sustainability Council
The Urban Water Sustainability Council (UWSC) was created the U.S. Water Alliance to help usher in the paradigm shift toward green infrastructure and resource recovery for water sustainability. It provides a forum for urban leaders in the fields of water, sustainability, infrastructure, planning, politics and science to meet and share ideas and strategies for creating green, sustainable cities.
Council participants create new ways to improve the urban water environment while building local economic growth and competitiveness and advancing social equity. They meet to share their successes as well as their barriers to progress.
Activities supported by the Council include:
- Hosting of an annual One Water Leadership Summit (formerly known as the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference)
- A united voice with other partner organizations to inform stormwater and other urban water regulations and guidelines
- Forums to allow the easy transfer of knowledge among Council members on local issues of finance, law, policies, practices, regulations and legislation
- CEQ Fact Sheet: Building Community Resilience by Strengthening America’s Natural Resources & Supporting Green Infrastructure
- Green Infrastructure Collaborative
The Council resides under the Chairmanship of Kevin Shafer, executive director, Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District. Membership in the U.S. Water Alliance is required to participate in the Council.
Members and Membership Invitations
Click HERE to view a list of Council members and learn more about getting involved.