U.S. Water Alliance to appoint Radhika Fox as next president of organization
The U.S. Water Alliance announced that it will appoint Radhika Fox as the organization's next president.
WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2015 -- Today, the U.S. Water Alliance announced that it will appoint Radhika Fox as the organization's next president. Fox is currently the director of the Value of Water Coalition and previously directed policy and government affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Fox has more than 20 years of experience in developing policies, programs and issue-based advocacy campaigns. In addition to her previous work at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, she also served as the Federal Policy Director at PolicyLink, where she coordinated the organization's policy on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure investment, transportation, sustainable communities, economic inclusion, and workforce development.
"I am honored to serve as the next president of the U.S. Water Alliance," said Fox. "The Alliance is committed to collaboration, driving innovation and bringing people together around positive solutions to our nation's water challenges. I look forward to continuing that tradition as its next president."
Dick Champion, chair of the Alliance Board, added, "Radhika Fox is a visionary leader that will inspire and excite our membership. Under [her] exceptional direction, the U.S Water Alliance has been honored to staff the Value of Water Coalition, a diverse coalition that educates and inspires people about how water is essential, invaluable and worthy of investment. Her experience with the Value of Water Coalition, coupled with her diverse policy experience, makes her the perfect person to steer us into a 'One Water' future."
Howard Neukrug, founding member and vice chair of the Alliance Board, and Water Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, also added, "We founded the Alliance to unite diverse partners around a national water vision, one that focuses on sustainability and changing the paradigm of how we view and value water. To achieve that, we must build partnerships and collaboration within the water sector and beyond. Radhika is a unifying force that will elevate our one water movement to the next level."
Fox holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a HUD Community Development Fellow.
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About the U.S. Water Alliance
The U.S. Water Alliance was formed in 2008 as a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization whose goal is to unite people and policy for one-water sustainability. The Alliance awards the U.S. Water Prize and organizes the One Water Leadership Summit annually. A broad cross-section of interests has come together through the Alliance to advance holistic, watershed-based solutions to water quality and quantity challenges. For more information, visit www.USWaterAlliance.org.