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January 8, 2018

Collaboration With Farmers Key to Source Water Protection

Congress has a unique opportunity this year to encourage and incentivize collaborative efforts between water utilities and upstream farmers.  Reposting below a great article by David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Association. Reposted from Journal AWWA Jan. 2018 Open Channel DAVID B. LaFRANCE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER When we sit down for dinner each […]
November 3, 2017

Water Sector Unites to Urge Congress to Act on Water Infrastructure

Despite the seeming dysfunction of DC politics these days, there is growing bipartisan support for fixing our nation’s failing water infrastructure. This week, the Earth & Water Law Group and McWane Inc., convened a Congressional roundtable to facilitate a discussion among the members of the Ad Hoc Water Infrastructure Group and members of Congress and […]
December 19, 2016

David LaFrance of AWWA Talks Getting the Lead out of our Water

The Path from Flint By:  David B. LaFrance  “The tragedy in this Michigan city demonstrates the need for vigilance in protecting families from lead in drinking water. There will be no better moment to develop workable solutions for getting the heavy metal out, protecting public health, and renewing faith in this basic resource.” It is […]
July 7, 2016

E&W Group and Reason Foundation Host P3 Roundtable for Congressional Staff

The E&W Group and Reason Foundation hosted a Capital Hill roundtable on the role of public-private partnerships (P3s) in the water sector on July 6, drawing over 30 congressional staff and water professionals to the lunch-time dialogue in the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s hearing room.   The facilitated discussion by Dr. Adrian Moore […]
May 3, 2016

AWWA and Water Leaders Explore Solutions to Flint and Lead in Drinking Water

Today, the American Water Works Association convened in the Nation’s Capital to discuss the needs to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water to the American public, and the replacement of lead service lines which contributed to the health crisis in Flint.   The event was standing room only.   AWWA’s CEO, David LaFrance, along […]
March 24, 2016

Value of Water Coalition Partners Announce Big Commitments at White House Water Summit

Value of Water Coalition Partners Announce Commitments at White House Water Summit On World Water Day, March 22nd, the White House hosted a Water Summit to shine a spotlight on creative, cross-cutting solutions to solve today’s water challenges. Federal agencies, business leaders, local utilities and practitioners, and environmental organizations announced 150 new efforts and commitments […]
March 18, 2016

AWWA's David LaFrance's Advocates Bold New Steps Needed to Get the Lead Out

By David LaFrance CEO, American Water Works Association If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground. That’s why the board of the American Water Works Association – recognizing our first core principle […]
March 7, 2016

Don't Miss Out on Water Week 2016 – Register Now

Registration is open at www.waterweek.us for the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo (April 11-13, 2016) in Washington D.C.  The event is presented by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the WateReuse Association. This year’s program will feature distinguished speakers, […]
February 23, 2016

Earth & Water Group Kicks off Impact Discussion Series on Water Reforms

Earth & Water Group, co-hosted with GW University’s Environmental & Energy Management Institute (EEMI), kicked off the first in a series of impact discussions on February 18 with the inaugural event focused on the opportunities and challenges for public private partnerships (P3s) and private capital in the water sector.  Water leaders, including Tracy Mehan (AWWA), […]
February 2, 2016

World Water Day March 22, 2016 Sparks a Run Up of Activity

  A number of national, association and NGO activities are coming on line as a run up to the United Nations World Water Day on March 22, 2016.  Activities of interest to E&W blog readers include: White House Summit on Water Issues As part of the joint White House-Department of Interior 12/15/15 roundtable discussion with […]