Is your community or utility working to design, fund, or launch an innovative water program? Conservation, efficiency, water reuse, and green stormwater infrastructure programs are smart and cost-effective. We are here to help you move past roadblocks on the path to implementation.

The Project Accelerator supports communities and utilities to advance their projects and programs for sustainable solutions to stormwater, wastewater, and water quality challenges.

Twice a year WaterNow Alliance staff select two projects to receive professional hands-on support, and technical and program assistance. Our expertise ranges from deep water policy guidance to support and advice on communications strategies.

Project Accelerator offerings include up to 250 hours of professional support in 3-6 months (valued at $25,000 each).


The Deadline to Apply is June 19, 2020.

The Project Accelerator can provide:

Water Policy & Sustainability Expertise

  • Water Policy Research & Analysis
  • 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

Previous Projects Include:

Centennial, CO

Recommendations for updates to the City’s Land Development Code to increase community resilience related to water supply and stormwater management

WaterNow Support:

  • Research and identify exemplary land use codes that incorporate water use efficiency and sustainable stormwater management

  • Comprehensive review of Centennial’s existing Municipal Code to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Stakeholder engagement recommendations

  • Recommendations for updating Centennial’s Land Development Code

New Orleans, LA

Assessing green streets for New Orleans

WaterNow Support Includes:

  • Comprehensive review of existing ordinances and codes related to green stormwater infrastructure and/or street construction and improvements
  • Research into existing green street programs throughout the U.S.
  • Stakeholder engagement


Golden, CO

Graywater ordinance development and demonstration projects

WaterNow Support Includes:

  • Review of CO Regulation 86 governing graywater use in the state
  • Develop this ordinance
  • Engage with local stakeholders
  • Coordinate graywater demonstration projects

So are you ready to finally get that water project off the ground? We have the team and resources to help you get there. Click on the button below to apply TODAY!