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Water sector leaders accelerate action on sustainability challenges

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Water sector leaders, including academia, technology providers, trade associations and NGOs are partnering in a new consortium to accelerate solutions to the world’s critical water and sustainability challenges.
The Reservoir Center for Water Solutions, located in Washington, DC, will serve as a global collaboration hub to advance breakthrough water solutions and innovations.
Located on the banks of the Anacostia River, the Reservoir Center is designed to strengthen collaboration among the diverse set of stakeholders, who work together towards solving global water challenges.
The Centre’s thirty-three partners – including the US Water Alliance, the International Water Association, EarthEcho International, the Aspen Institute, and Reservoir sponsor and global water technology company, Xylem – will bring together their resources, knowledge, and partnerships to drive progress.
Through innovation programmes, education and mentoring, and community outreach, the Center aims to create a vibrant hub for ideation and action on challenges like water scarcity, resilience and water affordability.
“We’re at a critical juncture for water,” said Mami Hara, CEO of the US Water Alliance. “Infrastructure stimulus and innovation mean we are now better placed than ever to address challenges around investment in water, climate resilience, water equity, and more. The Reservoir Center will be an important catalyst for progress – providing a common ground to advance knowledge sharing, cultivate partnerships and foster inclusive participation.”
Kate Jaffee, Assistant Director, Environment & Climate, Aspen Institute, said:“We’re pleased to join with the other partners in the establishment of the Reservoir Center. Water sits at the center of so many of our global challenges. With this consortium, we pave the way for deeper, more inclusive dialogue – and bold action – on one of the major issues of our time.”