Urban Water Utilities and Upstream Communities Working Together

This report based on a learning exchange held from May 30 to June 2, 2013 between Latin American public water utility operators and other water strategic actors in conversation with New York City and State source water protection advocates.


While there are plenty of reasons to be discouraged by the state of the world’s water, this study offers good news for innovative watershed stewardship. The report explores cooperative arrangements among urban public water operators, municipalities, civil society organizations and the rural communities from where cities often draw their water.

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This report based on a learning exchange held from May 30 to June 2, 2013 between Latin American public water utility operators and other water strategic actors in conversation with New York City and State source water protection advocates.

While there are plenty of reasons to be discouraged by the state of the world's water, this study offers good news for innovative watershed stewardship. The report explores cooperative arrangements among urban public water operators, municipalities, civil society organizations and the rural communities from where cities often draw their water.