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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

April 27, 2021

On Sunday, April 25th, US Water Alliance Director of Strategy Emily Simonson was featured on CBS News' 60 Minutes, 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 >

President Biden Introduces Plan for $111 Billion in Water Infrastructure Investment

March 31, 2021

Today, President Biden released an ambitious infrastructure plan, the "American Jobs Plan” that included an unprecedented and historic $111 billion investment in water infrastructure. It is heartening to see water be prominently featured in the plan after years of water infrastructure being out of sight and out of mind. We commend today’s commitment to water infrastructure as a reflection and recognition of political will to take action to begin to close the water infrastructure investment gap. | More >

Pittsburgh Leaders and US Water Alliance Release Water Equity Roadmap

March 11, 2021

Today, the US Water Alliance and Pittsburgh leaders representing Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, community-based organizations, and academia released An Equitable Water Future Pittsburgh. This report outlines strategies to advance five high-priority water equity priorities in Pittsburgh. The report is available online here. | More >

US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox Joins the Environmental Protection Agency

January 19, 2021

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water. Radhika is a Day One Presidential Appointee in the Biden-Harris Administration. | More >

Announcing the Launch of the Water Equity Network

September 21, 2020
The US Water Alliance is excited to announces its new Water Equity Network. This network builds on our two-year Water Equity Taskforce effort, seven cities came together to build cross-sector teams and create roadmaps for advancing water equity in their communities. These teams focused on the three pillars of water equity outlined in our national briefing paper, An Equitable Water Future:
  • Ensuring all people have access to clean, safe, affordable water service, 
  • Maximizing the community and economic benefits of water infrastructure investment, and 
  • Fostering community resilience in the face of a changing climate. 

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Value of Water Campaign Releases New Economic Report

August 26, 2020

A hidden network of pipes and pumps ensure water flows through homes and businesses, but people often take these critical systems for granted. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Value of Water Campaign (VOW) partnered on a new economic report that quantifies water infrastructure investment and what happens when the nation fails to invest. With the research firm EBP, we sought to understand two contrasting futures: a future where we meet our water infrastructure needs and a future where we allow water infrastructure investment to fall further and further behind. | More >