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Water Utility Climate Alliance

Water Utility Climate Alliance

Delivering reliable, high-quality water requires a delicate balance between water supplies and customer demands.

While water managers continually strive to maintain this supply-and-demand balance through long-term water resource planning and demand management, new challenges exist due to the impacts of climate change, putting the world's water resources at risk.

The Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) is dedicated to enhancing climate change research and improving water management decision-making to ensure that water utilities will be positioned to respond to climate change and protect our water supplies.

History

In January 2007, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission hosted the first national Water Utility Climate Change Summit, which was attended by more than 200 water and wastewater utility executives, government officials, climate change experts and environmental leaders. The purpose of the gathering was to help participants to better understand the impacts of climate change on water-related infrastructure and water resource supplies.

Shortly after the summit, the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) was formed to provide leadership and collaboration on climate change issues affecting the country's water agencies. The organization comprises 10 of the nation's largest water providers. WUCA members supply drinking water for more than 43 million people throughout the United States.

Vision

Climate-resilient water utilities, thriving communities

Mission

Collaboratively advancing water utility climate change adaptation

Member Agencies

2017 WUCA Officers

  • Executive Chair: John Entsminger, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Executive Vice-Chair: Jim Lochhead, Denver Water
  • Chair: Keely Brooks. Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Vice-Chair: Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water

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