Value of Water Book | Donna Vincent Roa & The Value of Water Coalition

Value of Water Book PDF


Water can pose a threat to business continuity, reputation, product margins, and growth, and at the same time, create value and opportunity. Businesses must continually adapt to water quality, quantity, and availability.

The Value of Water: A Compendium of Essays by Smart CEOs features thought-provoking essays by CEOs from Xylem Inc., GE Power & Water, US Water Alliance, CH2M HILL, American Water, National Association of Water Companies, DC Water, Kohler, and others who are at the helm of this evolving business dynamic. They present the narratives that can change our understanding of water’s value.

This book probes complex issues, informs the conversation about water’s future for business, and shows that business as usual exploitation of our water resources needs to change. These essays will inform your perspectives about water, show that we all need to be stewards of this precious resource, and ultimately, change society’s thinking about the value of water.

Originator and executive producer, Donna Vincent Roa, in collaboration with the Value of Water Coalition, created the book to feature industry leaders’ thinking about the value of water and its relationship to technology, innovation, brand, reputation, sustainability, economic success, public health, and more.

Product Description

From the Author:

I am especially grateful for and honored by the participation of our CEO essayists–thought leaders who are raising the profile of the value of water and are driving some of the nation’s most important achievements for and in our water systems, infrastructure, and industry.


“This book establishes a compelling case to invest scarce resources to address failing infrastructure and water resources, and will do for water what Silent Spring did for chemical regulation.” —Mark D. Charles | Environmental Management Chief, City of Rockville

“This type of insight and corporate leadership is needed to prosper in the emerging marketplace of a natural resource-constrained world.” Carol Singer Neuvelt | Executive Director, National Association for Environmental Management

“Thought provoking.” —Dr. Timothy A. Wolfe, P.E., BCEE | Vice President, MWH Global

“Our nation and this world face many challenges. At the top of the list is providing a safe, reliable, affordable supply of water that respects the environment. This book helps crystalize the necessary connections among the environment and economy, water and energy, and the present and the future. Anyone who recognizes the challenges will appreciate the forward thinking and wide range of solutions.” —Honey Rand, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA | President, Environmental PR Group and Author: Water Wars: A Story of People, Politics and Power

“I’ll admit, when I started reading, I thought “another book about water? What could anyone say?” Well, if you read one book about water this year–read this one. The CEO essays are not just for the water “experts;” they are just as relevant for the average citizen, the politician, and definitely for the communicators. This book will help anyone working in the water sector worldwide to advocate improved water sector governance.” —Patricia Hotchkiss Bakir | Independent Water Sector Consultant, Amman, Jordan

“Innovative technology solutions are vital to water’s cause. This seminal book showcases the fact that new technologies coupled with progressive management thinking and updated business models are needed to advance the value of water conversation. The essayists’ ardent focus on making water a central priority and investing in its future is something we all need to hear…over and over again.” Karen D. Sorber | —Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

Paperback: 374 pages
Publisher: Donna Vincent Roa (September 10, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0990733106
ISBN-13: 978-0990733102
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches