Mayors Water Council

Mayors Water Council2018-10-30T10:52:03+00:00

About the Council

The primary purpose of the Mayors Water Council (MWC) is to assist local governments in providing high quality water resources in a cost effective manner. The MWC provides a forum for local governments to share information on water technology, management methods, operational experience, and financing of infrastructure development. The MWC will monitor and respond, as appropriate, to federal legislative, regulatory or policy proposals affecting the delivery of municipal water services. The MWC will also provide a forum to assist local government in exploring competition and public-private partnership approaches, and alternative methods of financing water infrastructure development.

The Mayors Water Council (MWC) officially commenced operations within the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) on August 1, 1995. The MWC began its first program year with an August 4, 1994 forum held in Washington, DC. At the forum, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner noted that the federal government will not be able to meet the future water development financing needs of cities. Therefore, local governments must seek public/private partnerships to finance future water development projects.

Participation in the Mayors Water Council is open to all mayors, and functions like a USCM task force.

Rich AndersonDirector, Mayors Water Council
Judy SheahanAssistant Executive Director

Mayors Water Council Newsletter – November 2018

Water and Sewer Infrastructure Investments

2017 Meeting: Miami Beach

The Mayors Water Council recently met in Miami Beach. Here are the presentations that were given at the meeting:

2017 Meeting: Santa Barbara

The Mayors Water Council met in Santa Barbara. Here are the presentations that were given at the meeting:

2013 Report: Municipal Procurement

News Headlines

Local Government Investment in Public Water and Sewer Hits a Record $123.7 Billion in 2016

October 23, 2018|Comments Off on Local Government Investment in Public Water and Sewer Hits a Record $123.7 Billion in 2016

Long-term infrastructure investment commitment to clean water and sewer/stormwater management tops $1.99 Trillion from 1993 to 2016 By Rich Anderson Public spending on water and sewer/stormwater management continues to set new nominal dollar highs according [...]

City Resiliency Planning Takes Data Analytic Turn. Will It Make a Difference?

February 5, 2018|Comments Off on City Resiliency Planning Takes Data Analytic Turn. Will It Make a Difference?

The parade of natural disasters in 2017, once again, proved that cities, with their expanding infrastructure and growing populations, continue to be vulnerable to acute impacts from drought, earthquakes, flooding, land subsidence, coastal hazards, and [...]

Local Government Investment in Water and Sewer, 2000-2015

January 10, 2018|Comments Off on Local Government Investment in Water and Sewer, 2000-2015

What investments will be needed to rebuild our national water and sewer infrastructure and provide services to a growing and shifting population and an expanding economy? By Richard F. Anderson, Ph.D. Introduction Will a new [...]