Heather Himmelberger did a TED Talk on this issue in September 2014. As the Director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico, Heather focuses on finding better ways to manage and pay for public water systems. Public water managers provide our communities with a resource upon which all else depends. Clean, reliable water and the infrastructure that supports it is something many in our society take for granted. Ms.Himmelberger sees upcoming water issues of quality, quantity, and infrastructure as an opportunity to invest in a sustainable water future and choose to put water first.