It’s Time to Look at America’sWater in a Different Light.
Challenges to our nation’s ability to provide clean and safewater for future generations abound. The need to considerapproaches that encourage watershed planning, focus onsustainability, and embrace the concept of green cities iscritical to our clean water future. Clearly, the silo thinking ofthe past has kept clean water, drinking water, stormwaterand water reuse interests segregated – and while it hasdriven progress, it has not encouraged comprehensivethinking, planning and management of our waters on thetransformational scale now necessary.An integrated national water policy – that balances ourcommitment to social, environmental, and economic needs – is essential to guide the development of our Nation’s environmental statutes and inform water-relateddecision-making. Both policy makers and the public must grow to understand that water is a
nite resourcethat must be managed in a sustainable way to allow for continued and unrestricted access. Environmentalsustainability must be advanced, water use must be ef
cient, and clean water must be available for humanand ecosystem needs.
Clean Water America Alliance