Prize celebrates projects or programs that are innovative and advance water sustainability
The U.S. Water Prize is sponsored and administered by the U.S. Water Alliance. The Alliance created the U.S. Water Prize to encourage and celebrate individuals and institutions that develop projects or programs that are innovative and advance water sustainability.
The U.S. Water Alliance and an independent review panel evaluated nomination applications, taking into account:
- Integration — Collaboration to manage water as one resource - a watershed-based, holistic approach, with integration among key water stakeholders and agencies;
- Innovation — Technologies, management practices, regulatory strategies and/or financing strategies that are changing the water paradigm); and
- Education — Formal or informal education programs or initiatives that are working to inform and inspire.
This year's winners are the Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Water, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, and Orange County Water District and Sanitation District, California.
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