bay area water leaders give input to national policy agenda
Forty of the Bay Area’s top water leaders convened at Google on Thursday (Dec. 15) to map out federal water advocacy in the Trump-era. The meeting was a partnership between the Bay Area Council and the U.S. Water Alliance, a national water infrastructure advocacy group, as part of the Alliance’s 13 water stakeholder “listening sessions” held across the country. The discussion in Silicon Valley elevated several common themes, including regulatory reform, the water sector’s aging workforce, public-private partnerships, tax incentives, and issue framing. The Alliance will be comparing the notes from each of the listening sessions and distilling them into a comprehensive policy platform early in 2017. To engage with the Bay Area Council’s water policy work, please contact Vice President Adrian Covert.