Value of Water Coalition Kicks Off Water Week 2015

Hundreds gather in Washington, D.C., to highlight urgent water infrastructure issues.

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This week, hundreds of water and wastewater professionals will gather in Washington, D.C., for Water Week 2015, which celebrates national advancements in clean and safe water. Industry leaders will meet with federal regulators and members of Congress to discuss the value of water. 

“Water knows no boundaries — geographic or political," says Congressman Grace Napolitano, ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. "As my home state of California faces an epic drought, we must accelerate investment in water recycling, desalination, sound groundwater management and storage. This will require creativity, innovation and public-private partnerships.” 

Water Week 2015 will showcase a new paradigm for water providers, with a focus on innovation in new technology and increased collaboration among traditional and nontraditional partners.

“By capturing valuable resources and useful products for society — such as clean renewable energy, recycled water, fertilizer, nutrients, heat and even transportation fuel — water utilities are rapidly becoming manufacturing facilities and green factories," says Ed McCormick, president of the Board of Trustees of the Water Environment Federation. "Through our innovation we are reducing costs and increasing revenue while sustaining and improving the world’s most precious resource.” 

Throughout the week, water professionals will meet with federal regulators and members of Congress to discuss the value of water. Water Week events will include the National Water Policy Forum, the U.S. Water Prize Awards Ceremony and Reception, and several other forums, roundtables and congressional briefings.

For more information about Water Week 2015, visit www.waterweek.us.

About the Value of Water Coalition
The Value of Water Coalition builds national will for investment in water infrastructure and water resources. The Coalition has come together to advance positive solutions to our nation’s pressing water challenges. Members include: Alexandria Renew Enterprises, American Water, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Black & Veatch, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, CH2M HILL, DC Water, Dow Chemical Company, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Kansas City Water Services, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, MWH Global, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Philadelphia Water Department, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, United Water, U.S. Water Alliance, Veolia, Water Environment Federation and Xylem.

Learn more about The Value of Water coalition at thevalueofwater.org and follow us on Twitter @TheValueofWater.



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