WEF President Sandra Ralston introduced keynote speaker Luke Williams, best-selling author and sought after commentator on disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and cultural change, at the Opening General Session for WEFTEC 2014, where major buzz was about encouraging counterintuitive solutions to evolving water management challenges.
The Water Puts America to Work campaign is a partnership of leading water associations, organizations and companies working together to ensure that Congress and the President make investment in water infrastructure a national priority. Our crumbling water infrastructure is reaching a critical stage. With this crisis comes incredible opportunity -- 40 years of data clearly demonstrates that investing in water infrastructure boosts the economy. This campaign is raising awareness that water investment creates jobs, drives innovation and safeguards public health. With millions of Americans out of work, the timing could not be better to reinvest in our essential water infrastructure.