Jul 29, 2009

Recent Report Addresses Sustainable Water Systems

Report from The Aspen Institute provides policy recommendations for the future

The Aspen Institute recently published a report titled “Sustainable Water Systems: Step One–Redefining the Nation’s Infrastructure Challenge,” which represents the consensus of a diverse group of renowned experts from public and private water utilities, government water quality and water resource bodies, corporations, water advocacy groups and national nongovernmental organizations who took part in a year-long Aspen Institute Dialogue on Sustainable Water Infrastructure in the U.S.

Participants in the dialogue examined the challenges that America’s drinking water and wastewater systems currently face. The resulting report provides ten policy recommendations and 20 key elements of environmental, economic and social sustainability that participants agree establish a strong basis for informing legislative or regulatory action at any level.

The full report can be viewed here.