The organization brings attention to the importance of national water infrastructure
The Dow Chemical Co. has joined public and private sector companies in the fight to revitalize the nation’s aging and underfunded water infrastructure.
United in elevating the importance of water to the economic, environmental and social well being of the U.S., the Value of Water Coalition is made up of local and national leaders that promote awareness about the value of water at a time when water is often overlooked in the national discussion of infrastructure investment.
“Water infrastructure is starting to gain more attention, being noted as one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century,” said Snehal Desai, global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions. “With World Water Day on the horizon, it is time to reflect on the importance of public and private sector collaboration to maximize clean, safe and reliable water utilities to ensure the sustainability of our cities during a time of rapid urbanization.”
Water resource management impacts almost all aspects of the economy, in particular, health, food production and security, domestic water supply and sanitation, energy, industry and environmental sustainability. “While water is priceless, we undervalue it in the United States," said Radhika Fox, director of the Value of Water Coalition. "The strength of our coalition is bringing strong voices from the public, private and nonprofit sectors together to shine light on urgent, but often unseen, water issues, and inspiring positive action that will strengthen this nation. We are thrilled to have Dow help us educate the public about the importance of water to economy, environment and communities across the globe.”
Dow joins the Value of Water Coalition’s growing number of public and private sector advocates, as well as U.S. water utilities and major engineering firms, including Alexandria Renew Enterprises, American Water Works Assn., American Water, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Black & Veatch, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, CH2M Hill, DC Water, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Kansas City Water Services, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, MWH Global, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Philadelphia Water Department, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, U.S. Water Alliance, United Water, Veolia, Water Environment Federation and Xylem.