About Water Week
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).