The Urban Waters Learning Network and the Urban Waters Federal Partnership joined forces to send an Urban Waters Delegation to the 2018 U.S. Water Alliance One Water Summit. According to the U.S. Water Alliance, “this is the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water, our most precious natural resource. From inspiring plenary sessions, skills building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities, One Water Summit 2018 is not to be missed. Now is the time to define our nation’s water future by setting a bold One Water agenda, charting a path together with the right cross section of leaders, and rapidly scaling what works.”
The Urban Waters Delegation Description
The Urban Waters Program is dedicated to reconnecting urban communities, particularly those that are overburdened and underserved, with their waterways to encourage stewardship for clean urban waters. The Urban Waters Delegation is represented by partners from the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, which is supported by 15 federal agencies and more than 28 nongovernmental organization partners working in 19 designated locations, and the Urban Waters Learning Network, a peer-to-peer network for sharing practical on-the-ground experiences in order to improve urban waterways and revitalize the neighborhoods around them. The Urban Waters Program builds community capacity to actualize urban waters protection and restoration goals by offering federal grant opportunities and direct support for local and municipal partnerships. The Urban Waters Learning Network provides technical resources and links innovative water programs around the country. The Urban Waters Delegation brings together governmental and organizational delegates to combine resources and examine how to apply a “One Water” approach to the urban areas where we work. At this year’s Summit, we are excited to contribute to the One Water discussion and examine how our focus on urban communities fits within a holistic approach to water and watershed health.
When: Tuesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 12
Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403