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For Immediate Release: September 28, 2012
Contact: Elizabeth Striano
Join NACWA, WEF, and ACWA to Celebrate 40 Years of Clean Water Act Accomplishments and Chart a Vision for the Future (Lunch Provided)
October 18 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) and key members of each organization from the DC area are joining together October 15 to celebrate the accomplishments of the CWA and call for a new vision to ensure further water quality progress. We will celebrate how the CWA has led to vastly improved water quality and community and economic vitality in the United States and discuss how our Nation can achieve its water quality goals for the next decade.
WHO: NACWA, WEF, and ACWA are jointly hosting this event. Speakers will include Ken Kirk, Executive Director of NACWA; Jeff Eger, Executive Director, WEF; Alexandra Dunn, Executive Director and General Counsel of ACWA; George Hawkins, General Manager of DC Water; Karen Pallansch, General Manager of Alexandria Renew Enterprises; Jerry Johnson, General Manager, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; Ellen Gilinsky, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency; Carlton Haywood, Executive Director, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin and ACWA Interstate Board Representative; and other invited guests.
WHAT: Leaders of the clean water community and utilities, who have seen first-hand how the CWA has benefited public health, water quality, and the economy in the United States, will share their knowledge of how far we have come and how far we still must go to achieve our Nation’s water quality goals. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:00–2:00 PM ET.
WHERE: The National Press Club, Morrow Room, Washington, D.C.
WHY: The event is being held to show that the clean water community recognizes the importance and significance of the Clean Water Act, has worked tirelessly to implement its policies, and acknowledges that even greater financial, environmental, and sustainability challenges lie ahead.
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