Clean water helps drive our economy. Without water, power plants can’t generate electricity and other producers require a consistent intake of water for their energy-development needs. Water and wastewater treatment are significant energy users as well. The water-energy nexus is where many cross-cutting issues meet: utility energy use and the reduction of the municipal carbon footprint; the energy sector’s role in water conservation and efficiency; and, of course, the growing importance of a dialogue between the private and public sector on these complex issues that will help shape our future energy policy. While many of these issues are addressed in the context of developing a sound climate change policy, this is an arena that NACWA expects to see a dramatic growth in over the coming years.