American Rivers released its report Drinking Water Infrastructure: Who Pays and How on June 26, advocating that water efficiency should be central to the planning phase of any water supply project. Previous infrastructure mega projects are too inefficient and do not adequately address the challenges associated with extreme weather, climate change, and fiscal austerity. The report also discussed rate structures, financing conservation, risks associated with financing water infrastructure, water systems’ hesitation to make conservation a priority, balancing conservation and affordability, and building support for conservation.