|[May 19, 2017]
American Water Charitable Foundation Announces Funding and Support for NGA Water Policy Network
The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization created by American Water, the nation's largest publicly
traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today support for
the recently created National Governors Association Centers for Best
Practices (NGA Center) Water Policy Learning Network. This unique
partnership between the NGA and other partners like the American Water
Charitable Foundation will provide a forum for our nation's leaders to
share strategies and best practices on the responsible stewardship of
our nation's valuable water resources.
"As leaders committed to a reliable water future we must work
collaboratively to tackle the challenges facing our nation's water
supply," said American Water Charitable Foundation Board Chairman Aldie
Warnock. "Whether it's looking at ways to address an aging
infrastructure or sharing information about water quality, this new
program will provide valuable insights."
The new initiative will include an annual Water Policy Institute that
will highlight best practices from states on a wide variety of issues,
quarterly webinars and state retreats where designated cross-agency
teams will develop policy strategies.
"We are proud to partner with the NGA on this innovative collaboration,"
said Darlene Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation.
"The Water Policy Network is a unique three-year program aligned with
our vision of providing support and funding for strategic initiatives
that advance our commitment to clean water, conservation, education, and
"We are thrilled that Gov. Edmund G. Brown and Gov. Larry Hogan are
co-chairing the Water Policy Learning Network," said NGA Executive
Director and CEO Scott Pattison. "Bth California and Maryland are
recognized leaders in water quality and conservation policy."
About National Governors Association
The National Governors Association (NGA), founded in 1908, is the
collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s
most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the
governors of the states, territories and commonwealths. NGA provides
governors and their senior staff members with services that range from
representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key
federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to
public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For
more information, visit www.nga.org.
About the American Water Charitable Foundation
Established in 2010 with a founding contribution from American Water,
the American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company's
ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to
the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and
operate. The Foundation helps support American Water employee-identified
nonprofit endeavors. More information can be found online at https://amwater.com/corp/serving-our-customers/charitable-foundation.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most
geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility
company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800
dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million
people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found
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