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Denmark and the US Join Forces in the Water Sector's Race to Zero

April 28, 2022

In the effort to pave the way for Net Zero emissions and a resilient water sector, the US Water Alliance, the Embassy of Denmark in Washington DC, and the Danish Water and Wastewater Association signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on April 27, 2022. The agreement supports transatlantic efforts to lower climate impacts in the water sector and underscores the importance of international partnerships and knowledge-sharing to advance a climate secure future. | More >

Value of Water Campaign Releases Annual Poll

April 26, 2022

Today, the Value of Water Campaign released the results of its seventh annual national poll—The Value of Water Index. The poll annually tracks voters’ opinions and concerns around water infrastructure, climate, the environment, and other water issues. This year, the poll also asked questions about the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or IIJA. Read the full results of the Value of Water Index here. | More >

Request for Proposals: The State of One Water

April 14, 2022

Today, in partnership with the One Water Council, the US Water Alliance is issuing a Request for Proposals to support our work assessing the state of the One Water field. To guide this effort, a group of One Water Council members has defined baseline information and metrics needed to track the critical mass of people, places, and practices involved in our movement over time. ​The consultant chosen through this RFP process will be part of critical efforts to evaluate and track the growth of the One Water movement, helping us collectively strategize for the widespread adoption and normalization of integrated, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable water management. | More >

Equitable Infrastructure: The Next Initiative of the US Water Alliance

February 24, 2022

For the last several years, two of the US Water Alliance’s primary programs have focused on the importance of investing in our nation’s water infrastructure and advancing an equitable water future. We are incredibly proud of the success our Value of Water Campaign and our Water Equity program have had in increasing appreciation for water infrastructure and in working towards ensuring all people have access to safe and affordable water services, participate in the economic benefits of water investments, and live in climate resilient neighborhoods. With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last year, we see a unique and necessary confluence of those two topics, infrastructure and equity, which is why we’re proud to announce today that the next initiative of the US Water Alliance will be Equitable Infrastructure. | More >

US Water Alliance Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

November 8, 2021

The US House of Representatives passed the bipartisan infrastructure package on Friday night, known at the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, by a vote of 228 to 206 (having previously passed the Senate in August). The bill is expected to be quickly signed by President Biden. This legislation marks a historic investment in infrastructure, with $550 billion in spending on transportation, energy, and water—including more than $55 billion in water infrastructure. | More >

Mami Hara Named US Water Alliance CEO

July 27, 2021

Today, the Board of Directors of the US Water Alliance announced that Mami Hara will be the organization’s next CEO. Mami currently serves as general manager and CEO of Seattle Public Utilities and previously served as the first deputy commissioner at Philadelphia Water. With over three decades of experience in water and land management, Mami advances sustainable practices through investments, workforce development, cultivating leaders and partnerships, inclusive community participation, science-based decisions and planning, and knowledge sharing.  | More >

US Water Alliance Applauds House Passage of Water Legislation

July 1, 2021

Today, the US Water Alliance applauded the passage of new legislation through the House of Representatives that would reauthorize the State Revolving Funds, improve climate resilience in our water infrastructure, expand federal efforts to build the water workforce, and create the first-ever federally funded permanent, nationwide low-income water customer assistance program. This much-needed, bipartisan legislation will improve water infrastructure and provide targeted relief to the millions of low-income households across our country. | More >

US Water Alliance Applauds Introduction of New Federal Bill To Help Low-Income Households Afford Water Services

May 20, 2021

The US Water Alliance applauded new legislation introduced by US Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and John Katko (R-NY). The bill Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2021 (HR 3293) would create the first-ever federally funded permanent low-income water customer assistance program. If passed into law, this much-needed, bipartisan legislation will begin to provide targeted relief to the low-income households across our country.   | More >

Water, Environment, and Technology Article Features Alliance Artist-in-Residence, Benny Starr

May 3, 2021

Water, Environment, and Technology (WE&T), the flagship publication of the Water Environment Federation, published a story in their May 2021 issue on different organizations in the water sector embracing the 'artists-in-residence' approach, which highlights the work of the US Water Alliance's own Artist-in-Residence, Benny Starr. | More >

US Water Alliance Director of Strategy Emily Simonson featured on 60 Minutes Plus

April 27, 2021

On Sunday, April 25th, US Water Alliance Director of Strategy Emily Simonson was featured on CBS News' 60 Minutes Plus, where she highlighted the importance of investing in climate-resilient infrastructure and how the city of Jackson, Mississippi is just one example of the problem of aging water infrastructure across the nation. | More >