Water sustainability principles released

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 23, 2011 -- The Clean Water America Alliance has released Water Sustainability Principles for a National Policy Framework...

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 23, 2011 -- The Clean Water America Alliance has released Water Sustainability Principles for a National Policy Framework available at www.CWAA.US. The principles were developed through several 2010 national dialogues and refined further by a recent meeting of 50 water leaders representing water associations from drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, energy, research, and other interests.

"Shrinking budgets and increasing demands are putting pressures on the water sector overall to embrace innovation, integration and collaboration like never before. Engaging Water Association leaders to discuss and revise the draft framework was a step toward unifying the voice for water," explains Alliance President Ben Grumbles. "We will continue to take comments on the water sustainability principles and broaden the scope of its collaboration to all interested sectors and citizens from coast to coast."

The Clean Water America Alliance's goal is to collaborate on a flexible framework that highlights the value of water and the need for specific and sustainable actions.

The Clean Water America Alliance is a nonprofit, educational organization, formed in 2008. Its goal is to unite people and policies for water sustainability. The organization strives to engage diversified water stakeholders in constructive conversation that leads to innovation, integration, and collaboration for water. The board of directors are reflective of manufacturing; academia; municipal and state government; environmental organizations; the private sector and conservation communities. Ben Grumbles, former Assistant Administrator for water at U.S. EPA, is President of the Alliance. For more information, contact lloken@cwaa.us.

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