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Water Week 2015 Begins this Sunday in Washington, DC

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April 9, 2015
Washington, DC

 

Water Week 2015 Begins this Sunday in Washington, DC

National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo to feature EPA Administrator McCarthy, Norm Ornstein, Rep. Walz (D-MN), Rep. Edwards (D-MD), and other notable speakers

WHAT:

Hundreds of water professionals from across the country will arrive this weekend in Washington, DC for Water Week 2015, April 12-18, 2015. Leading up to Earth Day 2015, Water Week provides a unique opportunity for professionals working in the field to connect with members of Congress and federal regulators to discuss the latest legislative, regulatory and legal developments that are impacting today’s water issues, as well as highlight the profession’s achievements and innovative progress in sustainable water management. Topics will include: water utility financing; innovation; affordability; nutrients; water reuse & resource recovery; energy efficiency & renewal; integrated planning; water quality criteria; stormwater; and more.

WHO:

Organized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), and WateReuse (WRA)—with support from national, state, and regional water organizations¬—Water Week 2015 will feature several high profile events, including the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo, scheduled for April 13-15 at The Westin Washington DC City Center.

As the anchor event for the week, the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo will feature influential speakers, policy briefings, Capitol Hill visits, roundtable dialogues, and a special expo that will showcase clean water innovations and technologies from utilities across the country. Confirmed speakers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Honorable Tim Walz (D-MN), Ranking Member, House Veterans Affairs Committee, Co-Sponsor of HR 1705, The Clean Water Affordability Act, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Donna Edwards (D-MD, Member, House Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee, Lead Sponsor, The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Norman J. Orenstein, PhD, a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Political Analyst and Columnist
  • The Honorable David Joyce (R-OH) , Member, House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Bob Latta (R-OH), Member, House Energy & Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Ranking Member, House Water Resources & Environment Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Tom Iseman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Water And Science, U.S. Department of Interior

WHEN: Water Week: April 12-18, 2015; National Water Policy Forum, Fly-in & Expo: April 13-15, 2015*

WHERE: Capitol Hill and The Westin Washington DC City Center*

Note to Editors: *Complete agendas, including times, locations, & details for the anchor and individual events, can be found here. Note that many of the Water Week 2015 events are open to the press. To attend the individual Water Week events, please contact the respective event organizer. If you are interested in attending the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo, please contact any of the following Water Week 2015 media contacts:

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