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Water Resources Utility of the Future


In 2013, NACWA, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), released the Water Resources Utility of the Future… Blueprint for Action pdf button to capture the groundbreaking transformation happening at wastewater utilities as they progressed beyond simply complying with the Clean Water Act. Clean water agencies have been increasingly embracing and implementing innovative approaches and technologies related to energy production, water reuse, green infrastructure, non-traditional partnerships, and more, to improve environmental performance while lowering costs and increasing revenue and helping boost the local economy. This triple-bottom-line approach is at the heart of the Utility of the Future (UOTF) initiative and is rapidly spreading throughout utilities of all sizes across the nation.

In the two years since the launch of the Blueprint, there have been major developments in the UOTF landscape. To document these changes, NACWA, WEF, and WERF, newly joined by WaterReuse, released the first Water Resources Utility of the Future Annual Reportpdf button in September 2015. The Annual Report marks the beginning of a continued effort to follow and update the clean water community on the exciting progress happening in the UOTF arena.

Main Water Resources Utility of the Future Documents:



12/13 NACWA Letter

NACWA Transition Letter to President-Elect Trump

11/14 Clean Water Current

French Connection: NACWA Hosts Paris Utility to Talk Clean Water

10/31 Clean Water Current

HRSD Garners Media Recognition for UOTF Project

10/25 Clean Water Current

Member Agencies, NACWA Active in Ontario Water Events

09/12 Clean Water Current

NACWA Discusses Big Data, Smart Utility Issues with Senior Water Office Staff

08/24 NACWA Letter

NACWA Letter to Clinton Campaign

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08/24 NACWA Letter

NACWA Letter to Trump Campaign

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08/15 Clean Water Current

Utility of the Future Today Program Recipients Announced

07/08 NACWA Comments NACWA Comments on EPA EJ 2020 Action Agenda pdf button
07/05 Clean Water Current NACWA, EPA Discuss Path Forward on Recovered Resources
05/23 Clean Water Current UOTF Recognition Award Deadline Near – Apply Now!  
05/23 Clean Water Current Clean Water Services Unveils Energy Generation Partnership  
05/13 Clean Water Current DOE Better Buildings Challenge Launches Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator  
05/09 Clean Water Current GAO Report Confirms Utilities Face Challenges to Expanding Water Reuse  
04/25 Clean Water Current Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program Launched  
04/11 Clean Water Current Webinar to Feature Efforts to Build the Workforce of the Future  
03/21 Clean Water Current NACWA Tackles Water Resilience with Congress and White House  
03/21 Clean Water Current Legislation to Advance Water Technology Introduced  
03/16 Presentation Arcadis Briefing Presenation pdf button
03/16 Presentation CoreLogic Briefing Presentation pdf button
03/16 Presentation Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department Briefing Presentation pdf button
03/16 Presentation Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Briefing Presentation pdf button
03/16 Case Studies Resiliency Case Studies pdf button
02/19 Clean Water Current Clean Water Caucus To Host Resiliency Hearing  
02/19 Clean Water Current Member Spotlight: Camden County Featured In New EPA Video On Sustainable Communities  
02/05 Clean Water Current White House Report Outlines Water Challenges & Innovation  
01/22 Clean Water Current Utility Of The Future Issues Take Center Stage  
01/21 Recorded Webinar Enabling the Water Resources Utility of the Future – January 21, 2016 Webinar  




10/23 Clean Water Current

NACWA Utilities Highlight Public Sector Innovation at American Water Summit

10/09 Clean Water Current

DC Water Celebrates New Waste-to-Energy System

09/11 Clean Water Current

For Members Only . . . Water Resources Utility of the Future Annual Report

09/10 Member Update

Water Resources Utility of the Future Annual Report Now Available

07/31 Clean Water Current

Association Members Showcased as Game Changers

07/24 Clean Water Current

UOTF-Focused Congressional Caucus Welcomes New Co-Chair

06/26 Clean Water Current

Work on the UOTF Annual Report Advances

06/19 Clean Water Current

National and Western Organizations Support Huffman Drought Legislation

05/01 Clean Water Current

Utility of the Future Annual Report Slated for July Release




12/05 Clean Water Current  

Senate Holds Hearing on Utility of the Future, NACWA Members Testify

12/02 Press Release  

Senate Holds Hearing on Utility of the Future; NACWA Members Testify

11/21 Clean Water Current  

Utility of the Future in Spotlight at Upcoming Senate Hearing

11/14 Clean Water Current  

Reuse Working Group Discusses NACWA Advocacy Role, Awards Program

09/01 EPA Report icon-pdf

Food Waste to Energy: How Six Water Resource Recovery Facilities are Boosting Biogas Production and the Bottom Line

07/24 Correspondence icon-pdf

NACWA Letter and Issue Outline on Regulation of Recovered Resources

07/22 White Paper icon-pdf  Today's Clean Water Utility: Delivering Value to Ratepayers, Communities, & the Nation  
07/11 Clean Water Current   NACWA and AMWA Release Report from Resilience Summit, EPA Announces Key Tool key
05/30 Clean Water Current   Request for Public Agency Interest in Reuse Workgroup key
05/09 Clean Water Current   CEQ, NACWA Confer on Utility of the Future, Resilience and Reuse key
03/26 NACWA Blog   Utility of the Future: Facing Historic Drought, California Focuses on Water Reuse  
03/19 NACWA Blog   For the Utility of the Future, Risk is Not a Four Letter Word  
02/19 NACWA Blog   Milwaukee's Energy Independence Program Exemplifies the Utility of the Future Initiative  
02/07 Clean Water Current   NACWA Urges Members to Ask Representatives to Join the Congressional Clean Water Caucus key
01/29 NACWA Blog   As Obama State of the Union Hightlights Climate Commitment, NACWA Ramps Up Efforts on Utility Resiliency  
01/24 Clean Water Current   NACWA, AMWA to Host Resilience Summit; EPA Explores Integrated Planning Model for Climate Change key 

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