Water leaders call for reinvestment in water infrastructure

June 2013, Vol. 68, No. 6

“In an age of fiscal cliffs, credit downgrading and record deficits, many are skeptical about the timing of pushing for aggressive investment in water infrastructure,” said WEF President Cordell Samuels. “More than 40 years of data clearly shows this is a false choice. Water infrastructure is the backbone of our economy and investment creates and preserves long-term quality jobs. So the question is not why would we invest in these tough economic times but rather why would we not?”