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We’re working alongside communities to scale innovative water management strategies

We’re working alongside communities to scale innovative water management strategies. Tap into the movement.

Communities across the country are grappling with the challenges of aging water infrastructure, regional management concerns, and a lack of funding to adequately address these integrated issues. As part of WaterNow Alliance’s mission to help water leaders solve their most pressing challenges, the team has launched the Tap into Resilience initiative to build water resilience at the community level and assist utilities nationwide with the adoption of localized water infrastructure.

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WaterNow Alliance was recently successful in achieving new national policy guidance that unlocks large-scale capital funding for localized water solutions  like efficiency programs and green infrastructure. Tap into Resilience brings new attention to this clarification and provides water leaders nationwide with the tools and inspiration to scale investment in sustainable, localized water infrastructure. Together we can responsibly combat growing stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water challenges. Jump in! 

Our goals:

– Inspire water leaders to invest in and employ localized water solutions
– Spotlight the real-world benefits of localized strategies by elevating successful case studies from communities across the country
– Provide tangible resources to inform decision-makers, financiers, and ratepayers about decentralized water solutions and available capital funding for new infrastructure projects

Our communities need clean, affordable water and healthy, resilient ecosystems. Localized water solutions can help us get there, without breaking the bank. Join the movement and help lead the next chapter of water in the US.

Tap into Resilience events

Communities across the country are finding new channels for sustainable water solutions. See updates from the initiative, view upcoming opportunities to engage.

The WaterNow Alliance Annual Summit

A CONFERENCE FOR DIVING INTO FRESH IDEAS FOR LOCALIZED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE. You’re invited to join this one of a kind 2-day summit for local water decision makers – mayors, councilmembers,…

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Financing the Future of Water

External Event Hosted by The Commonwealth Club For most Americans, water will be the primary delivery system through which they personally experience the effects of climate changes: drought, floods, storm…

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Tap into Resilience News

Visit our blog to see what’s been making a splash.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s New Grant Program…

On February 19th, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) launched its new Green Infrastructure Grant Program. With a goal of reducing the amount of stormwater runoff entering SFPUC’s sewer…

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Introducing Tap Into Resilience! – The Groundbreaking New…

Communities nationwide are facing a dizzying array of water challenges from drought, to failing infrastructure, to flooding, to water quality decline. Local water leaders – responsible for the vast majority…

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San Antonio Water System: Scaling drought resilience with…

Over the last few decades, water supply in San Antonio had become increasing limited due to legislative restrictions on municipal aquifers, rapid population growth and an expanding economy, a period…

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Go Green: Muni Bond Financing for Distributed Water…

In partnership with Earth Economics, WaterNow Alliance has published a new detailed guide on how to finance green and distributed infrastructure. Distributed infrastructure (DI) refers to technologies – e.g.,high-efficiency appliances,…

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Breaking News: Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure

WaterNow’s work is in the news! As explained by our Executive Director, Cynthia Koehler, in her 3-part blog series on financing the future of water infrastructure, the Government Accounting Standards…

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WaterNow in the News: Municipal Water Conservation Finds…

The Walton Family recently did a spotlight on WaterNow Alliance and the work that we’ve done to convene elected officials, utility management, staff, and other municipal water leaders to educate…

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Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure Just Got…

From the Executive Director, Cynthia Koehler:   On May 7, 2018, a little-known accounting organization approved a technical implementation guide indicating that public utilities have the option of capitalizing certain…

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Part 2: Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure…

From the Executive Director, Cynthia Koehler: At WaterNow’s recent Summit in Salt Lake City, we asked our attendees whether they were familiar with the term “distributed infrastructure.” Some were and…

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Part 3: Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure…

From the Executive Director, Cynthia Koehler: Public water utilities, particularly larger ones, are expert in financing water infrastructure. To build treatment facilities, pump stations, pipelines or reservoirs, they float low-cost…

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