Leaving the Comfort Zone... Collaborating for Clean Water
Charleston, SC
2015 Winter Conference
NACWA's 2015 Winter Conference, will shine the spotlight on the importance of getting out our comfort zone and engaging non-traditional partners – ‘strangers’ – in collaborative work to improve water quality and protect the environment. The municipal water and wastewater community is beginning to carve an innovative path for addressing issues by collaborating with non-traditional partners – from the agriculture, finance, energy and product stewardship sectors to name a few. All of these unusual alliances, while out of the normal comfort zone, have resulted in both improved dialogue and water quality, as well as enhanced technical and financial capabilities for everyone involved. We have asked these collaborators, both traditional and “strangers” to discuss these new or improved partnerships over the course of the Winter Conference program.