Feb 04, 2009

Water Environment Federation Hosts Webcast on Water Infrastructure Stimulus Funding

More than 800 sites from across the U.S. participated

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) hosted a free webcast for its members Feb. 2 that highlighted the pending economic stimulus package currently being developed by Congress and President Obama. Recently passed by the House of Representatives and under review by the Senate, the package could include funding of historic proportions for public works projects across the country.

“Stimulus Funding for Wastewater Infrastructure: How Much May be Available and What Could It Mean for My Community?” provided an exclusive opportunity for WEF members and the water quality community to learn more about project eligibility, application requirements and the timing of the stimulus funding. A panel of experts presented an overview of the issue and answered questions from participants listening in from more than 800 sites across the country. Speakers included:
&#149 Jim Hanlon, director of Office of Water Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
&#149 Betsy Otto, vice president, strategic partnerships, American rivers;
&#149 Sid Harrell, Team Leader, Loans and Grant Unit, Public Water Supply Section, DEH, DENR (NC);
&#149 Kim Colson, Public Water Supply Section, DEH, DENR (NC);
&#149 Bob Matthews, senior vice president, Camp, Dresser & McKee; and
&#149 Tim Williams, managing director for government affairs, WEF

A recording of the webcast will soon be available at no-charge to WEF members and for $195 to non-members. Visit www.wef.org for more details.