Water Reliability Coalition
A water-secure San Diego Region.
The Water Reliability Coalition is a broad-based affiliation of environmental, consumer, business, labor and technical organizations that have come together to advance water reuse and other strategies to develop and support safe, reliable, sustainable and cost effective local water supplies.
In 2008, water recycling was abuzz among concerned groups in the San Diego region. On September 24, 2008 Surfrider Foundation, BIOCOM and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce held an event to highlight the benefits and importance of their shared goal of educating the community on the importance of using recycled water. November 10th of the same year, San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association came together to form the Water Reliability Coalition to address San Diego's water crisis and diminishing water supply. By combining efforts, the Water Reliability Coalition grew into the diverse and the widely representative group that it is today. Presently, the Water Reliability Coalition consists of a unique blend of environmental, technical, business and ratepayer advocate groups.
Once these respective factions had assembled support they joined forces and coordinated their advocacy by creating the Indirect Potable Reuse Coalition (IPR Coalition). This Coalition promoted the exploration of IPR in San Diego. The Coalition’s mission was quickly endorsed by a variety of organizations. San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association staffed the Coalition, and its respective leaders were elected as Co-Chairs.
The mission of the Coalition, along with the vast diversity of the members, led Coalition members to change its name to the Water Reliability Coalition. Today, San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce head the Coalition with support from the various Coalition members.