Water Works: Building Partnerships to Create Jobs and Transform Communities

Please join the Surdna Foundation and the Neighborhood Funders Group in a special funder briefing and strategy session with water and wastewater utility leaders.

May 12th 2015, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Surdna Foundation
330 Madison Avenue 30th Floor New York NY, 10017

Water is the backbone of sustainable communities and the lifeline of American prosperity. It keeps our people healthy, our cities running, and our economies growing. As public utilities invest billions of dollars to rebuild our nation’s aging water and wastewater systems, they have the opportunity to significantly improve people and place.

This briefing with senior executives of water and wastewater agencies will showcase how public utilities are stretching beyond their historic mandate of providing essential 24/7 services and serving as anchor institutions that create jobs, stimulate economic growth, protect the environment, and catalyze neighborhood revitalization.

Together, we’ll discuss these initiatives and the opportunities for public utilities and philanthropic organizations to partner in bringing innovative community benefits practices to scale.

Lunch will be served.