One Water Summit Draws Top Water Leaders to Atlanta

Last week, the One Water Summit 2016 drew more than 450 utility and business leaders, policymakers, environmental advocates, community leaders, consultants and researchers working to address the nation’s most urgent water challenges to Atlanta, Ga.

Hosted by the US Water Alliance and held June 8-10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the One Water Summit is aimed at gathering the nation’s top water leaders and advocates water, wastewater and environmental policy. Speakers included:

  • Dean Amhaus, CEO of The Water Council
  • Joel Beauvais, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, US EPA
  • Julius Ciaccia, CEO, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance
  • George Hawkins, CEO & General Manager, DC Water
  • Harlan Kelly, General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Adam Krantz, CEO, NACWA
  • Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • David St. Pierre, Executive Director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • Nancy Stoner, Water Program Director and Senior Fellow, Pisces Foundation and former Acting Assistant Administrator for Water at U.S. EPA

Click here to see the complete list of Summit speakers.


Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, introduces Dow Water & Process Solutions, Emory University and DC Water as the 2016 US Water Prize winners.

Attendees heard presentations covering water’s impact on economic growth, environmental sustainability, and opportunity for all in the United States. Through inspiring plenary sessions, interactive panels, mobile workshops and caucuses, participants discussed strategies for accelerating the adoption of integrated, sustainable, and inclusive approaches to water resource management.

“Water-related challenges threaten the economic and environmental well-being of our country,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance. “One Water Summit 2016 is about the solutions that we can forge together.”

One of the main events of the One Water Summit was honoring the 2016 US Water Prize winners. The winners of this year’s Water Prize – DC Water, Dow and Emory University – were formally recognized in a special ceremony and reception on June 8 at the Georgia Aquarium.

RELATED: US Water Alliance Announces 2016 Water Prize Winners

The Summit continued June 9-10, with a series of plenaries and workshops. The plenaries gathered all Summit participants for cornerstone conversations, exploring how we can work together to scale promising practices to secure a sustainable water future for all. Workshop sessions covered a wide range of issues, models and approaches, allowing participants to focus on a particular topic of interest and explore linkages across issues and disciplines.

For more information on the 2016 One Water Summit, visit

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