Water Week is the premier national advocacy event for the water sector in Washington, DC, bringing groups together from all across the sector to join together and elevate water as a national priority. It serves as an excellent opportunity for clean water professionals to advance their message with lawmakers and policymakers at the national level, while at the same time meeting and interacting with colleagues from around the country. This Spring time event also serves as an excellent example of collaboration among the nation water sector organizations.
The anchor event of Water Week is the National Water Policy Fly-In, which is jointly sponsored by NACWA and several other water associations. The program includes Members of Congress, senior EPA officials, and Congressional staff to discuss the most recent developments in national water policy and how these developments can impact local utilities. The Fly-In also provides an opportunity for utility leaders to visit Members of Congress on Capitol Hill and take a message directly to them about how important clean water is to local communities and ratepayers.
There is nothing more powerful or effective you can do as a clean water advocate than talking directly to your elected representatives in Washington. So make sure Water Week and the National Water Policy Fly-In are on your list of “must attend” conferences!