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Water sector groups will join forces in Washington, D.C., April 7 to 11
An array of water sector groups from across the country will join forces this spring in Washington, D.C. for the inaugural Water Week 2014. Scheduled for April 7 to 11, 2014, the event provides an opportunity for sector professionals to advocate for clean water issues, showcase innovative approaches to sustainable water management and educate national leadership about the importance of clean water to public health, the environment and a strong economy.
Organized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), 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 discuss key legislative, regulatory and legal water developments with members of Congress and federal regulators; showcase innovations and new technologies; and celebrate the progress of water professionals in addressing our nation’s water challenges.
The anchor event of Water Week 2014 is NACWA, WEF and WERF’s jointly hosted National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In, April 7 to 9, 2014. The two-and-a-half day agenda features Congressional 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.
Below is a list of events that the public and media are encouraged to attend. Other portions of Water Week and National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In will be also open to the public and press as agendas are finalized.
Monday, April 7: U.S. Water Alliance Water Prize Ceremony & Reception (6-8:30 p.m
Tuesday, April 8: Water Week 2014 Congressional Briefing: Utilities of the Future... Engaging Communities, Embracing New Challenges & Ensuring Economic Prosperity (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Water Week 2014 Congressional Reception (5:30–7p.m.)
Wednesday, April 9: WEF with NACWA & WERF Water Infrastructure & Innovation Expo (10 a.m.–3 p.m.)