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About Us

Imagine a world where water is viewed, managed and valued as one resource. A world where the silo thinking that has kept clean water, drinking water, stormwater and water reuse interests segregated erodes away – and a movement toward meeting future challenges on a watershed basis, with a focus on sustainability and green cities emerges in its place. Changing the water paradigm – this is the vision of the U.S. Water Alliance (formally known as Clean Water America Alliance).

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit U.S. Water Alliance (Alliance) is working today to explore the complex issue of water sustainability and plan for the future by improving public awareness that advances holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges. A broad cross-section of interests have come together through the Alliance to begin an important dialogue on the future – focusing on exploring and analyzing issues of critical importance to the nation’s ability to provide clean and safe waters to future generations, offering information and education to citizens and policy-makers on key issues, and recognizing organizations and individuals for innovation and outstanding achievements in the water quality and quantity arena.

Since its public launch in September 2008, the Alliance has worked with excitement and enthusiasm to identify and implement specific strategic programs and initiatives that support its essential objectives. We invite you to join us in realizing the promise and real value of this new organization.


Alliance Initiatives

Exploration & Analysis

In the exploration and analysis arena, the U.S. Water Alliance seeks to identify, explore, and analyze issues of critical importance to the nation’s ability to provide clean and safe waters to future generations such as watershed planning and management; the challenges presented by climate change and infrastructure sustainability; and, the promise presented by green cities.

Education & Outreach

As our cities, factories and farms become increasingly sophisticated, larger and interconnected, and as their impact on watersheds and climate grows more complex, the need for an integrated, holistic national water policy has never been more urgent.

The U.S. Water Alliance’s efforts in education focus on informing citizens and policy-makers by providing training, workshops and seminars, creating publications, initiating demonstration projects, convening policy briefings and developing educational materials.


The U.S. Water Alliance recognizes organizations and individuals for outstanding achievements in water quality and quantity improvement (scientific, economic, technical, environmental, social, institutional, cultural or political) through its recognition initiative.

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Washington, DC 20036
P: 202.223.2299
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