Bloomberg, 02.14.2013: Obama Speech Signals Water, Sewage Improvements Ahead |
President Barack Obama’s call for more public-private partnerships to fix infrastructure that’s breaking down is a signal for companies to invest in upgrades to U.S. water and sewage systems, executives said.
Water wasn’t mentioned explicitly in the speech though Obama “did say infrastructure and he very clearly said public- private partnerships,” said Michael Deane.
Water Online, 02.13.2013: The National Association Of Water Companies Responds To State Of The Union
Michael Deane released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address:
"On behalf of the National Association of Water Companies and our private water company members, I applaud the focus on infrastructure in President Obama's State of the Union address.
Huffington Post, 02.12.2013:The Need for a National Conversation about Water Infrastructure |
Michael Deane: Drought is once again becoming part of our daily vocabulary. The U.S. Government
Accountability Office reports at least 36 states are expected to face water shortages by the end of this year.
Despite this alarming news, there are relatively few public demands for immediate action. The new consciousness we hope to create through Water Is Your Business will drive a much-needed national conversation, starting at the local level, on the need for immediate and sufficient investment in water infrastructure.
Bloomberg, 02.06.2013: Water Leaks Strain Commodity Value as Web Campaign Begins |
Leaks and investment delays threaten the U.S. water system, exposing the value of a commodity that in short supply disrupts businesses, according to a web campaign. The “Water is Your Business” site went live today, sponsored by the National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
WaterWorld, 02.06.2013: NAWC, U.S Chamber launch national water infrastructure awareness campaign |
The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of Water Is Your Business, an activation campaign designed to dramatically increase local dialogue -- informed by facts -- on the critical need to address our nation's decaying water infrastructure, and to mobilize communities to become actively involved in finding solutions to this challenge.
The New York Times, 01.21.2013: A Water Bank in Texas |
Michael Deane: In the midst of one of the worst droughts in its history, Texas legislators are rightly focused on ensuring that their communities have adequate access to water. Leaders from both parties deserve praise for depoliticizing what is truly a nonpartisan issue.