Does your water project need to be accelerated past barriers and challenges? If you have a sustainable innovation that is struggling to get started, or has hit a roadblock where some outside expertise can make a difference, consider applying to WaterNow's Project Accelerator.

Two projects will be selected, receiving 3-6 months of technical and program assistance - support valued at $25,000 each. CLICK HERE to apply. Submission takes as little as 5 minutes. Simply answer a few quick questions including 1 paragraph about your project. The deadline is November 22!

What kind of support will Project Accelerator projects receive?
Selected projects will receive up to 250 hours of professional support from WaterNow staff - with capabilities ranging from deep water policy expertise to communications strategy:

Water Policy & Sustainability Expertise

  • Water Policy Research & Analysis
  • Water Resource Specialist
  • Advocacy Strategy
  • Access to a Broad Network of Water Sector Experts, including Innovative Financing

Broad Program Management Capabilities

  • Best Practices Research
  • Program Design Consultation
  • Program Success Metrics
  • Training and Education
  • Outreach & Communication Strategy

While any project that relates to advancing sustainable water use in your community is eligible, here are 3 examples of the types of projects we at WaterNow envision for the program:

  • Your water agency board would like to pursue a cash-for-grass lawn replacement rebate program, or other water efficiency program, but your agency lacks capacity to research best practices and design a program.
  • You need help crafting a new ordinance to encourage graywater system adoption or incorporating green infrastructure in new developments.
  • You’d like to do a comparative analysis comparing the cost per acre-foot of water saved through a new rebate program versus acquiring new supplies from a neighboring supplier.

Two projects will be selected with projects commencing in 2020. Learn about past winners - Golden, CO and New Braunfels, TX!




Questions? For more information about the Project Accelerator Program, or details about the kinds of resources WaterNow provides to Project Accelerator award recipients, please contact Danielle McPherson, Water Resource Specialist, at [email protected], or (415) 360-2999.

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