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Clean Water Infrastructure

article icon Issue Brief Congress must expand current programs and advance legislation establishing new efforts to address the nation’s neglected water infrastructure to meet our clean water needs.

By Kevin DeGood | Monday, November 4, 2013

Accelerating Infrastructure Improvements with Better Public Policies that Tap Private Investment

Construction workers book_alt2 icon Report Leveraging additional private investment will help close our nation’s infrastructure-funding gap and enable the completion of hundreds of critical projects that will provide substantial economic returns for American taxpayers.

By Donna Cooper, Keith Miller, and John Craig | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Infographic: Drinking Water and Wastewater by the Numbers

Due to decades of insufficient or misdirected investment, a significant portion of water-distribution and sewer systems are reaching or have already reached the end of their intended operational life and are beginning to fail.

By Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper | Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to Upgrade and Maintain Our Nation’s Wastewater and Drinking-Water Infrastructure

book_alt2 icon Report Many of our drinking-water and clean-water systems have been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair, but a number of common-sense reforms can help address the systems' failures.

By Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper | Thursday, October 11, 2012

The 10 States Most Threatened by High-Hazard, Deficient Dams

Dam burst bars icon Charts Chart shows the 10 states with the most state-regulated, high-hazard dams in need of repair.

By Kristina Costa and Donna Cooper | Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ensuring Public Safety by Investing in Our Nation’s Critical Dams and Levees

rebuilt levee book_alt2 icon Report The combination of extreme weather and flooding resulting from global warming and our aging dam and levee infrastructure means that without action, thousands of lives and communities are at risk and avoidable public costs will rise.

By Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper | Thursday, September 20, 2012

Creating a National Infrastructure Bank and Infrastructure Planning Council

A transportation worker creates a dust cloud while cutting concrete book_alt2 icon Report An infrastructure bank and planning council would better organize spending on infrastructure projects, as well as increase public and private investment in those projects.

By Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper | Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Getting America’s Freight Back on the Move

book_alt2 icon Report Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper offer recommendations for boosting investment in our economically critical freight infrastructure.

By Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper | Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meeting the Infrastructure Imperative

book_alt2 icon Report Donna Cooper takes a look at our nation's infrastructure spending needs, and explains how we can pay for them and put Americans back to work.

By Donna Cooper | Thursday, February 16, 2012