Urban Waters Partnership

About the Urban Waters Federal Partnership

The Urban Waters Federal Partnership reconnects urban communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating with community-led revitalization efforts to improve our Nation's water systems and promote their economic, environmental and social benefits. Specifically, this partnership will:

  • Break down federal program silos to promote more efficient and effective use of federal resources through better coordination and targeting of federal investments.
  • Recognize and build on local efforts and leadership, by engaging and serving community partners.
  • Work with local officials and effective community-based organizations to leverage area resources and stimulate local economies to create local jobs.
  • Learn from early and visible victories to fuel long-term action.

Urban Waters Federal Partnership 101 has need-to-know information on who is in the partnership and what they do.  

The Urban Waters 101 Series has many topical handouts that demonstrate who we are and what we do. 

this map shows the 19 locations designated by the Urban Waters Federal Partnership