PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Water Partnership Salutes Winners of U.S. Water Prize
U.S. WATER PARTNERSHIP SALUTES WINNERS OF U.S. WATER PRIZE
(Washington, D.C.) February 26- Along the Reflecting Pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Water Alliance announced the 2013 winners of the coveted U.S. Water Prize: Onondaga County, NY, for its program to “Save the Rain” and embrace green infrastructure solutions to wet weather problems; The Freshwater Trust for its collaborative market-based solutions to restore and protect rivers and streams; and, MillerCoors for their innovative and comprehensive strategies to protect and conserve water throughout its life cycle. "Our 2013 U.S. Water Prize winners are leading the way, from East to West and all points in between, on the value of water and the power of innovating and integrating for one water sustainability,” boasts Alliance President Ben Grumbles. “Our champions are showing how to save the rain, clean the stream, and grow with care, up and down the supply chain throughout the water cycle.”
USWP Launch: June 20, 2012 at Rio+20
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Join us as we celebrate the launch of a brand new public-private partnership that will harness U.S. strengths to provide centralized access to America’s water knowledge. During a lively 90-minute presentation, followed by a reception, hear about how the United States is uniting and mobilizing its resources to address water challenges around the globe, especially in the developing world. U.S. Water Partnership supporters such as The Coca-Cola Company, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, USAID, Global Water Challenge, Philadelphia Water Commission, Clean Water America Alliance, World Resources Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Department of State, World Vision, University of Colorado, Rockefeller Foundation, Skoll Global Threats Fund, and U.S. Department of Agriculture will give presentations about innovative technologies and governing approaches that are saving lives, greening cities, protecting eco-systems and getting more crop per drop.
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