[Los Angeles, CA] – Today, Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of the sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy focused on the value of water. Led by the US Water Alliance’s Value of Water Campaign, over one thousand organizations will raise awareness today about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems and the importance of water in our daily lives.
Most Americans take access to clean water for granted.. Yet, even in this great Country many Americans still face the challenge of finding access to safe, clean ,and affordable water. The absence of water deprives communities of basic human dignity and denying them water to drink, access to housing and the right to earn a fair wage. Without a reliable water supply, economic opportunity is stiffled..
Today, Cadiz joins the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign to draw particular attention to California’s systemic water challenges including an ongoing crisis that has left more than 1 million Californians without reliable access to safe, clean water.
Scott Slater, CEO of Cadiz Inc., said: “Water is the lifeblood of our economy and plays a critical role in manufacturing, energy production, transportation, and more. Yet the nation’s water infrastructure is aging and in need of innovation and investment to meet the economic demands of the future.”
Renewing our aging infrastructure will create jobs, protect public health, and avoid massive costs that would result if we allow these systems to continue to deteriorate. Every job created in the water sector helps add another 3.68 jobs in the national economy and every $1 spent on infrastructure improvements in the U.S. generates $6 in returns.
“We’re thrilled that Cadiz Inc. is a part of Imagine a Day Without Water. This national day of action educates our neighbors and public officials about the essential role water plays in all of our lives,” said Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water Campaign. “This year showed us the critical importance of water service to safeguard public health and the economy. But the infrastructure and service it takes to bring water to our homes and businesses and take it away is not free and can’t be taken for granted. We all need to educate ourselves about where our water comes from and the investment these critical systems need.”
Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for diverse organizations, from environmental advocates to coffee shops, aquariums to car washes, city halls to water utilities, to talk about what water is important to them. Over the past five years, it has provided a platform for educating the public and advocating for leaders to prioritize investing in water today, so in the future no American will have to imagine a day without water. Learn more at imagineadaywithoutwater.org and follow the conversation on social media at #ValueWater.