In a report released in 2011 — Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environmentan estimated investment of $188.4 billion is necessary to manage stormwater and preserve water quality. Spread over the next 5 years, this investment could generate $265.6 billion in economic activity and create nearly 1.9 million jobs. Check out this and other job-related statistics.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has launched a new initiative to increase the visibility of water in the current election campaign. Water for Jobs: Water Puts America to Work uses traditional and social media to let candidates and voters know that investing in water infrastructure creates jobs, promotes innovation and economic growth, and safeguards public health and water quality. Read more.