Years of insufficient investment in aging infrastructure, climate change and regional economic decline have meant a slew of financial challenges for cities and utilities. The ability to ensure resilient and sustainable water systems has become a daunting challenge. Yet while water systems struggle to stay afloat, we believe that access to safe, affordable drinking and waste water is still a fundamental human right. A lack of affordable water can lead to an unfair burden on those that can afford it the least: low-income households that are disproportionately headed by women and/or people of color. Our water program is dedicated to helping city leaders better serve their communities while investing in necessary water infrastructure.