Dow lines up with Value Of Water coalition

The Dow Chemical Company has joined other major public and private sector companies in the fight to revitalize "ageing and underfunded" US water infrastructure.

Dow has announced its "affiliation" with the Value of Water Coalition which is made up of regional and national companies seeking to promote awareness about the value of water at a time "when water is often overlooked in the national discussion of infrastructure investment."

"Water infrastructure is starting to gain more attention, being noted as one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century," said global business director of Dow Water & Process Solutions Snehal Desai. "With World Water Day on the horizon, it is time to reflect on the importance of public and private sector collaboration to maximize clean, safe and reliable water utilities to ensure the sustainability of our cities during a time of rapid urbanization."

"While water is priceless, we undervalue it in the United States," said director of the Value of Water Coalition, Radhika Fox. "The strength of our coalition is bringing strong voices from the public, private and nonprofit sectors together to shine light on urgent, but often unseen, water issues, and inspiring positive action that will strengthen this nation. We are thrilled to have Dow help us educate the public about the importance of water to economy, environment and communities across the globe."

Dow has aligned with Value of Water Coalitions' public and private sector advocates, as well as US water utilities and major engineering firms, including: American Water Works Association, American Water, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Black & Veatch, CH2M HILL, MWH Global, United Water, Veolia, and Xylem.

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