Neukrug, Feenstra Join U.S. Water Alliance Staff

The U.S. Water Alliance has announced that Howard Neukrug and Emily Feenstra have joined the Alliance staff, bringing decades of professional experience to the organization and further expanding its expertise and reach.

Neukrug has joined the Alliance as a senior fellow. In this capacity he will provide strategic guidance on key Alliance initiatives, serve as an official spokesperson for the organization and lead the development of publications and initiatives to advance a sustainable water future for all. Importantly, Howard was also one of the visionary water sector leaders who conceived of and created the U.S. Water Alliance, and until recently, served on the Board of the organization.

Neukrug (right) has served as the CEO of Philadelphia Water?s $1 billion water services utility and is the creator of?Philadelphia?s Green Cities, Clean Waters Program. An advisor to the EPA and other environmental agencies on issues of policy and regulation, water quality and treatment, and urban planning and sustainability, Neukrug is a locally- and nationally-recognized leader in the drinking water, green infrastructure, stormwater and wastewater utility industries. He also teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and will remain based in Philadelphia.

Feenstra has joined the Alliance as deputy director. In this capacity she oversees a diverse portfolio of projects and manages strategic partnerships with Alliance members and supporters to advance one water management in America.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Feenstra (right) was the director of infrastructure initiatives and public affairs at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In that role, she led policy and advocacy initiatives for ASCE, including its nationally recognized Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the Failure to Act economic study series and other reports designed to influence infrastructure policy. She will be based in the Alliance?s Washington, D.C. office.

?Howard and Emily are both incredible individuals and the U.S. Water Alliance is honored to have them join our team,? said Alliance CEO Radhika Fox. ?The U.S. Water Alliance is dedicated to creating a sustainable water future for all, and Howard and Emily are going to bring unparalleled knowledge and talent to deliver on this mission.?

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