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Alliance Selected by US EPA as National EFC

November 21, 2022

Last week, we celebrated the first anniversary of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in which $55 billion was allocated to expand nationwide clean water access. At the Alliance, we saw this funding as an opportunity to re-envision the power and possibilities of infrastructure investments—centering water equity, climate action, economic opportunity, and One Water in federal and state-funded projects and programs. Considering this, we launched our Equitable Infrastructure initiative, and throughout the past year have been strategizing with our network and partners, communities across the country, and Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) on collectively forwarding these infrastructure goals. | More >

The Race to Zero Emissions—US Water Utilities and the Danish Water Technology Alliance, Convene in Denmark on the eve of COP27

November 6, 2022

Today, ten water utilities from across the US embark upon a five-day greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilience benchmarking tour in Denmark. The site visit is part of a multi-year partnership between the Water Technology Alliance based out of the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., the Danish Water and Wastewater Association, and the US Water Alliance to share best practices, develop innovative solutions, and accelerate the “Race to Zero” emissions campaign across the water sector. | More >

US Water Alliance Convenes 11th Annual One Water Summit

September 15, 2022

Today, the US Water Alliance’s One Water Summit concluded with 20 delegations delivering commitments from stage to ensure a sustainable water future for all. A total of 41 delegations joined more than 800 One Water colleagues from nearly 263 US cities to ensure all Americans have access to safe, affordable, reliable, and sustainable water services. | More >

US Water Alliance Announces the 2022 Winners of The Coveted US Water Prize

September 13, 2022

Today, the US Water Alliance announced the 2022 winners of its annual US Water Prize. The US Water Prize recognizes individuals and organizations that are driving innovation in the water sector and imagining new possibilities in water. | More >

Forging New Relationships for One Water Innovations

July 28, 2022

Today, the US Water Alliance released The Power of Arts and Culture: One Water Partnerships for Change. This inspiring report showcases the transformative potential for arts to forge new community relationships and support greater innovation in the water sector. | More >

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 >