Water Week Events


National Water Policy Fly-In

April 17 - 18, 2018
Washington, DC

As the Trump Administration and Congress turn their collective focus towards infrastructure investment, it is crucial that policy makers hear directly from YOU about the challenges your utility, agency and community face; and that sound policy and robust investment in water are critical for all Americans right now. The issues of infrastructure funding, affordability, regulatory reform, and research support will be front-and-center in 2018, and utilities nationwide must make their voices heard on these critical priorities.

Together, we can move the levers of power, and continue advancing water priorities on the national and local levels.

WWEMA 45th Washington Forum

April 17 - 19, 2018
Gaylord National resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) will be holding its 45th WWEMA Washington Forum April 17-19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, MD. The theme for this year is Effectively Communicating Change at the National, State, and Local Level. The meeting, chaired by Mike Dimitriou, President, WRT LLC, will highlight changes happening in DC and nationwide with regard to water infrastructure, environmental and public health protection, and the legislative and regulatory changes that will impact the water sector in the coming years. Once again, WWEMA will celebrate Water Week 2018 and unite in “one voice for water.” In addition to an exciting line-up of sessions and speakers, a reception is planned for all water groups and Congressional legislators at the Library of Congress for a special evening of networking and interaction. Visit the Forum web page for more details and registration.

AWWA Water Matters! Fly-In

April 18 - 19, 2018
The Wink Hotel
Washington, DC

Hosted by American Water Works Association’s Water Utility Council, the Fly-In is the focal point for the association’s grassroots advocacy efforts. It serves to not only advance the water community’s legislative goals, but it also further establishes AWWA members and staff as sources of information on water issues in Washington, DC.

WateReuse Association Water Week 2018 Congressional Briefing
Harnessing the Transformational and Economic Value of Water Reuse

April 19, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Senate Visitor’s Center Room 202
(Inside the Capitol Visitor Center)

Communities across the country are increasingly harnessing the transformative and economic value of recycled water. Water reuse is not just a tool used in the arid West to address water scarcity, but a way for communities to better manage their local water resources to help spur economic growth and plan for the future. From supporting agriculture and attracting industry to augmenting drinking water supplies and recharging aquifers, recycled water is being used to address a diverse set of water resource challenges. This Congressional briefing will highlight how four different communities across the country are using water recycling in four different ways to bring local economic benefits. The briefing will feature: Loudoun Water’s (VA) recycled water for data centers; City of Dickinson, North Dakota’s recycled water for oil and gas operations; the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System (CA); and Pure Water Monterey’s (CA) recycled water for agriculture irrigation.

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