One Water for America Listening Sessions

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The sustainable management of our nation’s water resources is one of the defining issues of our time. Population growth, economic development, changing weather patterns, new energy supply strategies, growing income inequality, and the needs of endangered ecosystems are threatening to overwhelm both the physical infrastructure and management systems that have previously met our water needs. At the same time, certain acute crises have captured the public’s attention and provide for a renewed sense of urgency. In the face of these challenges, and on the threshold of new elected leadership at the local, state, and federal level, bold and visionary leaders have a window of opportunity to chart a sustainable water path for America.

The US Water Alliance is working with its partners to develop a national water policy framework that is informed by a dozen regional listening sessions that are underway across the country. These sessions are drawing upon the expertise of innovative leaders across the country who are on the front lines of driving sustainable, integrated, and inclusive water management practices and policies. The listening sessions and resulting national policy framework will serve as a call to action to elevate water as a national priority—one that supports and reinforces the important policy work being undertaken by a range of organizations within the water industry and beyond. 

We are grateful to the impressive group of organizations who are partnering with us on this effort.

Partners (as of July 2017)

National Program Partners:
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Pisces Foundation
National Association of Clean Water Agencies
Water Enviroment Federation
Turner Foundation

Regional Hosts:
American Water Resources Assocation, Washington Section
Atlanta Regional Council
Bay Area Council
Cleveland Water Alliance
Current/World Business Chicago
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
The Everglades Foundation
Iowa Agricultural Water Alliance
Iowa Soybean Association
Kansas City Water
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
Mid-America Regional Council 
North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
Tucson Water
Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Washington State Department of Health
Washington Water Utilities Council
Water Supply Forum

National Collaborating Partners:
American Planning Association
American Rivers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Bipartisan Policy Center
Building America's Future
The Conservation Fund
National Association of Water Companies
Water Environment and Reuse Foundation 
Water Research Foundation