Water Week 2015 Coming to Washington, D.C.

Water Week 2015 Coming to Washington, D.C.

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A diverse group of U.S. water sector organizations will join forces next month in Washington, D.C., for Water Week 2015. Scheduled for April 12 to 18, the second annual event provides an opportunity for water professionals to advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters in support of a healthy sustainable environment. The goal is to inform and inspire state and national policymakers about important water-related issues while communicating the value of water to environmental protection, economic development and job creation.

Organized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Environment Research Foundation, and WateReuse — with support from national, state and regional water organizations — the event will bring hundreds of water and wastewater professionals to the nation's capital to meet with members of Congress and federal regulators. The event will include discussing key legislative, regulatory and legal water developments; showcasing innovations and new technologies; and celebrating the progress of water professionals in addressing our nation's water challenges.

A preliminary list of events include:

April 13 to 15 — National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo
Presented by NACWA, WEF, WERF and WateReuse, the two and a half day agenda features notable speakers, policy briefings, visits to Capitol Hill and roundtable dialogues with key policymakers. The event will culminate with a Water Infrastructure & Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill, showcasing clean water innovations and technologies from utilities around the country. Those attending include:

  • Gina McCarthy, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Norman J. Orenstein, PhD, a political analyst, columnist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Steven LaTourette, former U.S. Representative (OH 14th District) and current head of Main Street Partnership lobbying firm

April 13, 8:30 to 10 a.m. 
The Business Case for Water Sustainability, A Roundtable with Robert Glennon, sponsored by U.S. Water Alliance the event will feature:

  • Robert Glennon, best-selling author of Unquenchable and co-author of the newly-released report, Shopping for Water

April 13, 6 to 11 p.m.
U.S. Water Prize Awards ceremony and reception, sponsored by U.S. Water Alliance

April 13-15, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WWEMA 42nd Annual Washington Forum

April 15, 7:30 to 10 a.m.
NEWEA Annual Congressional Briefing

For the latest information, including agendas and speaker confirmations, visit www.WaterWeek.us.


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