Water Innovation and Technology

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Our water resources are limited and face mounting pressures from climate change, pollution, population growth, and aging water infrastructure. Technology innovation can help address our water challenges and help put us on a more sustainable path while also supporting economic growth.

EPA aims to be a catalyst to promote and support technology innovation to restore, protect and ensure the sustainability of our water resources. EPA’s Water Technology Innovation Blueprint – Version 2 (Blueprint Version 2) outlines the business case for investment in new tools in the ten most promising market opportunities of the water quality sector.

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As a followup to its 2014 Blueprint Version 2, EPA has issued Promoting Innovation for a Sustainable Water Future – A Progress Report. Over the past year, EPA has collaborated with a wide spectrum of partners, all of whom play a critical role in advancing water technology and innovation. The Progress Report highlights numerous examples of how communities and the water sector are using water technology and innovation practices to accelerate progress toward clean, safe, and sustainable water resources. The growing momentum and progress exhibited across the country to address our nation’s water resource and sustainability issues is unmistakable.

To supplement the examples highlighted in the Progress Report, EPA has compiled a growing list of additional innovative actions taking place in the United States.

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