The Future is Now: Smart Water Infrastructure

The Value of Water Campaign
May 15, 2019

As the US water sector prepares to spend $20 billion over the next decade on capital and operating expenditures, the use of smart water solutions-hardware, software, and analytics-is becoming more popular and necessary. The uptick in sector spending is driven by compounding challenges facing municipalities: maintaining and expanding water infrastructure, water distribution system leaks, rising energy costs, rate affordability for customers, and emerging water contaminants. As | Read more ›

Infrastructure Week 2019

Infrastructure Week
May 13, 2019

Infrastructure Week, a non-profit organization, convenes a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens around one message in 2019: Let’s #BuildForTomorrow. Starting Now.  Each year during IWeek, leaders and citizens around America highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more – and the | Read more ›

C-Suite Perspectives on the Value of Water

The Value of Water Campaign
May 15, 2018

Every business is a water reliant business. Without safe, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure, stores close and assembly lines grind to a halt. Water is also a main ingredient in our products and the processes we use to build them. Businesses rank water as a top corporate concern and a priority investment for a secure supply chain. As our water infrastructure ages, the status quo is no longer an option, and businesses are finding creative ways to use, reuse, and manage | Read more ›

Infrastructure Week Panel: Green Infrastructure in Parks

May 15, 2018

In partnership with the National League of Cities and the Value of Water Campaign, the National Recreation and Parks Association is hosting a panel discussion about the role of green infrastructure. This panel will highlight the ways water utilities, park and recreation agencies, planners, and landscape architects are working to plan, fund, and implement green infrastructure projects. The event will take place in the United States Capitol building and focus on informing | Read more ›

Infrastructure Week 2018

The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild.
May 14, 2018

The US Water Alliance is proud to help lead the sixth annual Infrastructure Week, May 14-21, 2018. Join our Steering Committee (AFL-CIO, American Society of Civil Engineers, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Building America’s Future, Business Roundtable, National Association of Manufacturers, Value of Water Campaign, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce) and more than 300 Affiliates nationwide in telling Congress and the Administration: we can’t afford to keep waiting for fast, | Read more ›

Water Week Joint Congressional Briefing

Dirksen Senate Office Building
April 18, 2018

Water Week 2018 will communicate the value of water to environmental protection, to economic development and to job creation – and inspire action. Moving into the second year of the Trump Administration, the effort to elevate water and water infrastructure as a national priority has reached a critical stage. Hosted by leading water sector agencies,  this congressional briefing will showcase promising ideas and articulate action plans for achieving a sustainable water future. 

Resilient Water Management: Strengthening Communities & Growing Economies

The Value of Water Campaign, The National League of Cities, and World Resources Institute
May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
2:00-3:30pm ET
Hart Senate Office Building - Room 216


Today, cities across the nation are grappling with significant water challenges from aging infrastructure and poor water quality, to water scarcity or flooding. Not only do these challenges impact public health and quality of life, but they also threaten business growth. Added pressures from a changing climate only exacerbates these challenges, leaving communities more vulnerable to extreme | Read more ›

Infrastructure Week Events

May 15, 2017

Water Discovery Day hosted by Alexandria Renew Enterprises

May 6, 2017 10am-2pm, Alexandria, VA

Join us for a day of family-focused community fun! Drop by to get to know your H2O and meet Alexandria’s water transformers. Go behind the water cycle scene at our block party as you explore, learn and create! Register here.

American Water Groundbreaking Event​ hosted by American Water

May 12, 2017 11am, Indiana, PA

Pennsylvania American Water is embarking on the construction of | Read more ›

Time to Build: How to participate in Infrastructure Week 2017

The Value of Water Campaign
April 6, 2017

America’s infrastructure—from roads and bridges, to water and wastewater systems, to the energy grid and more— is crumbling, inefficient, and inadequately designed to meet 21st century needs. It’s also one of the rare issues that can bridge political parties, forge public/private partnerships, and catalyze leaders from the White House to state houses to city halls. Infrastructure Week is a national week of education and advocacy that brings together leaders and citizens to | Read more ›

Water = Jobs: The Economic Opportunity of Investing in Water Infrastructure

The Value of Water Campaign
March 22, 2017

Water is essential to everything we do, from the water we need to brush our teeth and make coffee in the morning, to the water farmers need to grow crops, and firefighters need to keep us safe. But the systems that deliver this essential resource are at risk.

Communities across the United States rely on an aging system of water pipes and over 156,000 public water systems that each serve at least 25 people per day. It’s estimated that a water main breaks every two minutes across | Read more ›