US Water Alliance Announces Winners of US Water Prize 2021

The US Water Alliance recently announced the winners of the US Water Prize 2021, an annual award that recognizes people and organizations leading innovative approaches to water management and a more sustainable water future. 

The US Water Prize 2021 winners are:

Outstanding Public Sector Organization: Tucson Water

Outstanding Private Sector Organization: Microsoft

Outstanding Nonprofit Organization: San Juan Bay Estuary Program

Outstanding Cross-Sector Partnership: KC Water Green Stewards Program

Outstanding Public Official: Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury (NM-1)

Outstanding Journalism on the Value of Water: Ian James and Colleagues, The Arizona Republic

Outstanding Rising One Water Leader: Dr. Lindsay Birt, Xylem

Outstanding Artist: Salmon Speakers

Outstanding Artist: Friends of Gadsden Creek

US Water Alliance Board Chair OJ McFoy shared a word of thanks. “We want to thank our US Water Prize winners and applicants for envisioning a sustainable water future for our country and undertaking the hard work to make it happen. This year’s winners are a diverse and remarkable group of leaders from across the country, and we look forward to celebrating you at our virtual ceremony in September.”

US Water Alliance Acting CEO Sara Aminzadeh says our country faces complicated water challenges. “But innovative and inspiring leaders can change how our country views, values and manages water. On behalf of the staff and board of the US Water Alliance, I want to offer a heartfelt congratulations to our US Water Prize winners. Your work inspires us all.”

The virtual awards celebration will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Register here to watch the virtual ceremony and discussion with the winners.

Follow the discussion and submit questions in advance on Twitter using #USWaterPrize and tagging @USWaterAlliance. Learn more about the US Water Prize 2021 winners and past winners here.


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