How leaders are fighting a 'perfect storm' of water issues

How are mayors and other local leaders facing an aging infrastructure, tight city budgets and changing climates in the Mississippi watershed?

MPR News host Kerri Miller put that question before a panel of leaders at the US Water Alliance's One Water Summit. Miller spoke with:

Rita Albrecht Mayor of Bemidji, Minnesota

Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance

James Anthony Parrott, Executive Director for the Jefferson County Sewer District in Louisville, Kentucky

Phil Stang, Mayor of Kimmswick, Missouri

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We are at the #OneWater Summit with @KerriMPR of @MPRnews recording a conversation live for Radio about water and the urban-rural divide

— The Water Main (@thewatermain) July 12, 2018

Next week Miller will continue to host conversations about water, climate change and equity during a special series called Flyover Down the Mississippi River weekdays at noon.

Use the audio player above to hear the full broadcast