The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced the selection of US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water. ASCE applauds this choice as she has been a leader in sustainable water infrastructure advocacy, particularly when it comes to innovation, equity, and inclusion. Fox has been an avid ally with ASCE over several years, including partnering with ASCE for its seminal water infrastructure economic study, The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure: How a Failure to Act Would Affect the U.S. Economy Recovery.
For the last five years, Fox led the US Water Alliance in advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all through educating the nation on the value of water, accelerating adoption of one water policies and programs, and celebrating innovation in water management. In addition to her role as US Water Alliance CEO, Fox also led the Value of Water Coalition, of which ASCE is a member. This Coalition is widely known for its Imagine a Day Without Water annual advocacy campaign. Fox also served on the United for Infrastructure (formerly ‘Infrastructure Week’) Steering Committee alongside ASCE.
Fox has over 20 years of experience in developing policies, programs, and advocacy campaigns. Prior to the US Water Alliance, Fox served as a regulator in California for four years. Preceding this role, she directed policy and government affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission from August 2011 to January 2015. From 2000 to 2011, Fox was director of federal policy at PolicyLink in Oakland, Calif., where she developed and coordinated the organization’s federal policy agenda, crafted and executed the political strategy for shaping legislation being considered by Congress, worked on annual appropriations, and advised the White House.
We look forward to seeing Fox shine in this role to modernize our nation’s water infrastructure and help the nation #BuildBackBetter.