November 9, 2016

Water Week Events

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

With a new Administration and a new Congress taking the reins of power, it is more important than ever that policy makers hear directly from YOU about the challenges facing your utility and your community. The issues of infrastructure funding, affordability, and regulatory reform will be front and center early in 2017, and utilities nationwide must make their voices heard on these critical priorities.

New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Congressional Briefing
March 21-22, 2017

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 & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) 44th Annual Washington Forum
March 21 – 23, 2017

Join the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) for our 44th Washington Forum, March 21-23, 2017. Held during Water Week 2017, this 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. The first 14 days of the Trump Administration have been dominated by Presidential Memoranda and Executive Orders affecting the political, regulatory, environmental, and trade landscapes. How will these changes impact your customers and your company’s bottom line? This year’s theme is appropriately titled Understanding the New Reality – Making Sense Out of Change. Join with us and the other major water organizations as we celebrate Water Week 2017, including a joint Congressional Reception, and take this opportunity to highlight the value of water infrastructure.

Rally For Water
March 22, 2017
Upper Senate Park, US Capitol Grounds

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.

Water = Jobs: The Economic Opportunity of Investing in Water Infrastructure
March 22, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join the Value of Water Campaign as they unveil a new report evaluating the economic benefits 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. The panel will feature opening remarks from Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Congressman John “Jimmy” Duncan (R-TN).

World Water Day
March 22, 2017

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’.

American Water Works Association Water Matter’s® Fly-In
March 22-23, 2017

Hosted by the 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. The 2017 Fly-In will be particularly important with a number of new members of Congress taking office as well as a new presidential administration. These new members will need to learn who AWWA members are and the expertise on water issues they have. The 2017 edition of the Fly-In will be unique in that we will be coordinating activities with Water Week, a series of events taking place the same week led by the Water Environment Federation and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Deloitte and Water for People
Thirsty for Change: Women & Urban Water Management Breakfast & Panel
March 22, 2017, 8:00 – 10:00 am

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.


Continue to watch this space as we update the events taking place during Water Week.