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Ellory Monks

Co-Founder of @TheAtlas4Cities. Yes: infrastructure, cities, environment. Also: USMC, real food, women engineers, Rice University. No thanks: running.

Created: Monday, July 12, 2021 | Updated: Monday, July 12, 2021

The Atlas partners with some of the most trusted nonprofits in the industry and together we’re transforming the ways local governments learn and share online. Since forming our strategic partnership with the WaterNow Alliance, more than 450 of their members have taken advantage of our partnership by participating in virtual office hours events, publishing case studies to The Atlas and being active members of our online community.

This week we’re welcoming new WaterNow members who have joined their organization since we first joined forces. We’re so excited to welcome even more water leaders to The Atlas!

We’re continuing to broaden and expand our partnership — this is only the beginning! Read on for the ways we’ve partnered:

Virtual Office Hours

The Atlas hosts Virtual Office Hours where thought leaders answer discussion-based questions about pressing topics in local government. We’ve hosted three successful online events with the WaterNow Alliance:

  • Melissa Elliott, President, American Water Works Association, discussed how utilities can build trust with customers through proactive communications.
  • Cathy Bailey, Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works, discussed how the water sector can achieve an equitable and resilient post-pandemic recovery.
  • Erin Boeke Burke, Associate Director, Municipal and Cooperative Utilities, S&P Global Ratings, discussed COVID-19’s impacts on the municipal bond market.

Case Studies

We’ve published many WaterNow Alliance case studies on The Atlas. Our partnership engages WaterNow members to share their local government success stories that 1) helps their colleagues in other local governments adopt similar approaches and 2) gain national recognition for their local government’s excellence in water management.

We’re so grateful for our partnership with the WaterNow Alliance and are excited to continue improving the ways local governments communicate and share online.

About WaterNow Alliance:

WaterNow is a catalyst for change, and an architect for solutions. We identify and overcome barriers and provide tools and resources for our members to build local support for policies and programs that advance sustainable water management. We provide a forum for collaborative action, and a network for local leaders to learn from each other. We help communities make tangible progress on the ground to bring sustainable water management approaches to scale.

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