WATER WEEK 2017: March 19-25


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About Water Week

The Water Sector Unites to Elevate Water as a National Priority
Water Week 2017 will communicate the value of water to environmental protection, to economic development and to job creation – and inspire action. Join us as we elevate water as a national priority.

As crises like the water contamination disaster in Flint, Michigan remain in the headlines, water as a nonpartisan issue continues to grow as both a governing priority – occupying a more prominent place in the national policy agenda – and in general awareness. The recent passage of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)—renamed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act – and signals by President Trump’s administration regarding investment in infrastructure, indicate that the nation’s most important natural resource will gain even more prominence in 2017 making the strong, unified voice for water and the potential policy-shaping grassroots energy embodied by Water Week 2017 more important now than ever. During the week of March 19 - 25, 2017, water sector organizations with members spanning the nation – and in some cases the globe – will gather in Washington, DC for Water Week 2017. They will come together to advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe and affordable water, in unabashed support of their communities and a healthy sustainable environment. The week will be highlighted by the Rally for Water, a multi-organizational show of unity, held on U.S. Capitol grounds (Wednesday, March 22).

National Water Policy Fly-In

Come together to advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe and affordable water and show your unabashed support of your community and a healthy sustainable environment. March 21-22, in Washington, DC

Rally For Water

The annual Rally for Water on the US Capitol grounds, is the highlight event of Water Week 2017, and it represents the water sector’s unified show of force and grass roots unity, as we all focus lawmakers, and the nation, on the crucial issues that impact the sustainability of, and public access to, clean water in America.

Deloitte and Water for People

This forum brings together water and urban sector experts, decision-makers, and implementing partners to discuss practical ways to harness the untapped potential of women in urban water management – leveraging their influence for sustainability of water systems.

NEWEA Congressional Briefing

The NEWEA Congressional Briefing is the annual hallmark for the Association and its Government Affairs program. It provides an exceptional opportunity for NEWEA members and elected officials to join together to discuss water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure issues facing communities in the Northeast.

Water = Jobs: The Economic Opportunity of Investing in Water Infrastructure

The report finds that if we close the investment gap for water infrastructure, there is a ripple effect of sustained job creation, GDP growth, and more. Join the Value of Water Campaign on March 22, 2017 as they unveil a new report evaluating the economic benefits of investing in water infrastructure.

WWEMA 44th Annual Washington Forum

This year’s theme is appropriately titled Understanding the New Reality – Making Sense Out of Change. and is the “Must Attend” event of the year if you want to know the direction of the new administration and what it means for the water industry and your business. How will these changes impact your customers and your company’s bottom line?

World Water Day

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. The 2017 theme for World Water Day is ‘Wastewater’.

Water Matter’s® Fly-In

Hosted by the American Water Works Association’s Water Utility Council since 2002, the event brings AWWA members from across the country to Washington to bring the water community’s concerns directly to members of Congress and their staffs.

National Water Policy Fly-In: March 21-22, 2017