Vanessa M. Leiby is executive director of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn., a Washington, D.C.-based trade organization that…
Mar 01, 2017

WWEMA Washington Forum to Examine New Political & Regulatory Environment

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The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn.'s (WWEMA) 44th Washington Forum will take place March 21 to 23, 2017, at the Westin Georgetown in Washington, D.C. This year’s program, titled “Understanding the New Reality – Making Sense out of Change,” will include presentations from the new administration, an economist and leaders across all aspects of the manufacturing value chain to gain insights on the political and regulatory environment and opportunities to advance clean and safe water.

Once again this year for Water Week 2017, WWEMA will be meeting at the same time as numerous other water associations to provide opportunities for collaboration and to unite as “one voice for water.” WWEMA is joining with the National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies, the American Water Works Assn., the Water Environment Federation, the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, WateReuse and the Water Research Foundation for a congressional reception on Wednesday, March 22, on Capitol Hill. The evening will provide an opportunity for networking with congressmen, hill staff and attendees from water associations who will be in Washington for all the Water Week 2017 events. WWEMA Members will also be inviting their congressional delegations to the event.

On Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23, WWEMA has developed a day and a half of sessions that will appeal to everyone who works in water and wastewater. Some of the sessions include:

  • What Might the Political, Regulatory, Environmental, and Trade Landscapes Look Like Under the New Administration?;
  • What’s Next for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water?;
  • Regulatory Implementation and Infrastructure Financing;
  • The Economic Opportunity of Investing in Water Infrastructure;
  • A New Precision Targeting Sales Model for the Water Industry; and
  • Renewing the Water Industry – Creating the Water Resources Utility of the Future.

This is a “must-attend” event for anyone wanting to know the direction of the new administration and what it means for his or her business. The first few weeks 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 WWEMA members and their customers’ bottom lines? Together we will celebrate Water Week 2017 and take the opportunity to highlight the value of water and water infrastructure.

For more information including the preliminary agenda, speakers, and full schedule of events, click here