In a ceremony attended by 200 water leaders, the Clean Water America Alliance presented the 2011 U.S. Water Prize recently to the City of Los Angeles, Milwaukee Water Council, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the Pacific Institute. “Today, our water challenges highlight concerns throughout our society – growing populations and urbanization; new chemicals in our products, environment and bodies, new sources of pollution; and adaptation to climate change,” noted Assistant Administrator for Water Bob Perciasepe of U.S. EPA. “To confront these growing challenges, we need innovative strategies and cutting-edge technologies like those being used, developed and promoted by this year’s United States Water Prize winners.”
“These Five U.S. Water Prize winners reflect the diversity of America,” declared Ben Grumbles, President of the Clean Water America Alliance. He explained by pointing out highlights of each winner’s accomplishments, “Los Angeles is connecting the dots and drops to show the nation how integrated resource planning, from sanitation to transportation, can save water and energy for the planet and money for people. The Milwaukee Water Council is a world-class example of regional collaboration and technological innovation for a future of clean water and good jobs.