Water sector leaders, including academia, technology providers, trade associations and NGOs, are partnering in the new consortium to accelerate solutions to the world’s critical water and sustainability challenges.
Located on the banks of the Anacostia River, the Reservoir Center for Water Solutions will serve as a global collaboration hub to advance breakthrough water solutions and innovations.
The Reservoir Center is designed to strengthen collaboration among the diverse set of stakeholders, from DC and beyond, who work together towards solving global water challenges. The Center’s 33 partners – including Reservoir sponsor Xylem – will bring together their resources, knowledge and partnerships to drive progress.
Through innovation programs, education and mentoring, and community outreach, the Reservoir Center aims to create a vibrant hub for ideas and action on challenges like water scarcity, resilience and water affordability.
“Establishing the Reservoir Center is a commitment to strengthening collaboration within the water sector, and to strengthening water’s voice beyond it,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem. “The Center will be a hub for those interested in helping solve the world's water challenges to come together, deepen relationships, break down barriers and fast-track solutions. It’s a place where, together, we can write the next chapter for water and continue our work towards a more sustainable world.”
Xylem announced earlier this year that its new headquarters will be co-located with the Reservoir Center for Water Solutions.
Affiliates of the Reservoir Center include Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Anacostia Watershed Society, Arizona State University’s Kyl Center for Water Policy, Aspen Institute, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Association of State Drinking Water Administrations, Cleveland Water Alliance, Dig Deep, EarthEcho International, Environmental Policy Innovation Center, Hydraulic Institute, International Water Association, Moonshot Missions, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Rural Water Association, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions (Duke University), Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Smart Water Networks Forum, Stimson Center, Stroud Water Research Center, US Water Alliance, United for Infrastructure, WateReuse Association, Water Environment Federation, Water Research Foundation, Water Start, Water for People, World Wildlife Fund and Xylem.