Communities across the country rely on aging water infrastructure systems in need of repair. Yet for too long, water has been the “unseen infrastructure.” We are at a critical moment in time when addressing U.S. water infrastructure must become a national priority.
To address this disconnect, the Value of Water Coalition will host an in-depth conversation on the current condition of water infrastructure in the United States, the consequences of letting these failing systems worsen, and solutions to meeting the water challenges of today and tomorrow.
WHAT: From Invisible to Invaluable: Changing the Way We Think About Water Infrastructure
- Moderator: Cathleen Kelly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
- Ed Pinero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia North America
- George Hawkins, General Manager, DC Water
- Ken Kopocis, Senior Advisor for Water, U.S. EPA
- Mark Strauss, Sr. VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, American Water
- Tony Parrott, Executive Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnat
WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 10-12pm EST
LOCATION: The Newseum
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
*Please use the C Street entrance
RSVP: The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEBCAST: There will be a live webcast of the event at: http://thevalueofwater.org/?p=127155 . A recording of the webcast will be posted to www.valueofwater.org.
TWITTER: The event will feature a live Twitter conversation – tweet your questions to @TheValueOfWater
Value of Water Coalition to Host Panel on Critical State of U.S. Water Infrastructure with the hashtag #valueofwater to have your question answered by the panel.
About the Value of Water Coalition and Its Campaign
The Value of Water Coalition members represent key stakeholders from the water sector. The campaign was formed to collectively leverage efforts to educate the public on the importance of bringing clean, safe, and reliable water to and from every home and community, and the need for sufficient investment in water infrastructure to ensure quality water service for future generations. To learn more, visitwww.valueofwater.org.