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Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

The Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum External link, convened annually by the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, serves as a platform for addressing domestic water challenges in the 21st century. The plethora of challenges in the US water sector—from the drought in California to the need for policy solutions that address water trading opportunities— will continue to be addressed at this convening as the Aspen Institute and Nicholas Institute collaborate to develop forward-thinking pathways to address the state of the US water system.

Toward a National Water Affordability Strategy

Toward a National Water Affordability Strategy - 2022 Aspen Nicholas report cover

The Aspen Institute – Nicholas Institute Roundtable Series on Water Affordability convened U.S. water leaders through the fall and winter of 2021 and into January of 2022, to address one of the nation’s most pressing water challenges: ensuring that water services are affordable for all households and communities. With almost 50,000 community water systems across the U.S., developing systemic solutions is no easy task, but it can and must be done. While the current approach to providing water services in the U.S. is working for many households and communities, it is failing others. These failures are tied up in issues of public health, aging infrastructure, poverty, and environmental justice that must be addressed. Experts from the roundtable developed a series of actions and recommendations aimed at creating a national water affordability strategy. Prioritizing this issue is critical as the costs of providing water services are only rising and will continue to exacerbate affordability challenges in the future.

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Water Affordability and Equity Briefing Document

2020 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

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Ensuring Water Quality: Innovating on the Clean Water & Safe Drinking Water Acts for the 21st Century

2019 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

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Reaching Watershed Scale Through Cooperation and Integration

2018 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

Reaching Watershed Scale Through Cooperation and Integration - The 2018 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum report cover

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The Future of Groundwater

2017 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

The Future of Groundwater - The 2017 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum report cover

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Conservation Finance and Impact Investing for U.S. Water

2016 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

Conservation Finance and Impact Investing for U.S. Water - The 2016 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum report cover

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Data Intelligence for 21st Century Water Management

2015 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

Data Intelligence for 21st Century Water Management - The 2015 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum report cover

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Innovating for a Sustainable and Resilient Water Future

2014 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

Innovating for a Sustainable and Resilient Water Future - The 2014 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum report cover

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