U.S. Water Resources and Water Infrastructure Challenges Assessed in Charting New Waters Initiative by Johnson Foundation at Wingspread

In September 2014, the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, located in Racine, Wisconsin, released Navigating New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources.  The 56-page report is the culmination of a six-year initiative by the foundation to assess U.S. water-resources and water-infrastructure challenges.  The initiative produced eight other reports prior to the September 2014 culminating report.  The culminating report offers recommendations for five broad goals: 1) Optimize the use of available water supplies; 2) Transition to next-generation wastewater systems; 3) Integrate the management of water, energy and food production; 4) Institutionalize the value of water; and 5) Create integrated utilities.  The culminating report, previous reports, and information about the initiative are available online at http://www.johnsonfdn.org/aboutus/capstone; or contact the foundation at 33 East Four Mile Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53402; (262) 639-3211.

Johnson report cover

Cover of Navigating New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources, accessed at the report’s Web site, http://www.johnsonfdn.org/aboutus/capstone, 10/7/14.

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