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NewsWaves

The U.S. Water Alliance’s NewsWaves is a monthly e-newsletter that delivers updates on Alliance activities and interesting clean water news stories right to your inbox.  With periodic authors contributing articles every month, NewsWaves will help you discover and better understand the critical water issues affecting America.

 

December 2014

NOAA Administrator, Ex-Astronaut to Keynote US Water Prize

NOAA Administrator, Ex-Astronaut to Keynote US Water Prize

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and eminent scientist, astronaut, and explorer, will give the keynote address at the 2015 U.S. Water Prize ceremony. Dr. Sullivan brings with her a background[...]
Value of Water Coalition Adds 12 New Members

Value of Water Coalition Adds 12 New Members

The Value of Water Coalition announced on March 16 it has added 12 new leading public and private sector organizations to its coalition, has brought on a new director and has launched a new website. The Value of Water Coalition draws attention to [...]
Finding the Green

Finding the Green

In Alliance Interim-President Tracy Mehan’s latest piece, he takes a look at impermeability fees and the derisive misnomer “rain tax.” Rather than a tax on rainfall quantity, such charges should be seen as positive ways to mitigate storm water pollut[...]
Lack of Blue in the Golden State

Lack of Blue in the Golden State

According to NASA satellites tracking water stores across California, the Golden State has just one year’s supply left of water. Much has been made of California’s mega drought, but NASA’s findings ratchet the immediacy of the matter to previously un[...]
SMAP To It

SMAP To It

NASA’s SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) Satellite will allow scientists to measure soil moisture levels every three days across the globe. Data provided by SMAP will help predict crop productivity, flooding, drought, forest fire, and vector borne [...]
A One Water Message

A One Water Message

Steve Maxwell, managing director of TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group, calls for holistic, “One Water” policy in his op-ed for Journal AWWA. Maxwell notes that over the past decade the industry has made a consistent push toward integrated water manageme[...]
Supporting Water-Neutral Community Growth

Supporting Water-Neutral Community Growth

The Alliance for Water Efficiency, the Environmental Law Institute, and River Network have collaborated on an initiative called Net Blue in hopes of supporting sustainable community growth. The partners are working to develop a model ordinance commun[...]

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