Mar 16, 2011

WWEMA Forum to Address Political, Economic Outlook of Water Industry

Industry and government represenatives will convene at April event

Fundamental changes taking place in Washington, D.C., could directly impact the business outlook for companies serving the water and wastewater industry. Leading product and technology suppliers will convene in the nation’s capital April 19 to 21 to obtain insights into the politics, economics and social dynamics of today’s marketplace at the 38th Annual Washington Forum, sponsored by the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (WWEMA).

“Political Pendulum: Impact on Business in the Water Sector” is this year’s theme. Political columnist Rich Galen will kick off the event with a look at the new Congress and its priorities. Joining him will be speakers from Capitol Hill and the Obama administration, representatives from state and local government and industry leaders from the consulting engineering, construction and financing community. Presentations will focus on:

&#149 New Congress, New Priorities;

&#149 Congressional Outlook in the Water Sector;

&#149 Regulatory Priorities for Water;

&#149 Market Trends from the Consultant’s Perspective;

&#149 The State of the States;

&#149 Municipal Perspective on Project Needs and Financing;

&#149 U.S. Economic Outlook – Recovering, Not Recovered;

&#149 Municipal Financing – Where’s the Money?;

&#149 The Administration’s Export Trade Strategy;

&#149 American Chambers of Commerce – Your Key to Exports; and

&#149 Market Spotlight: Mexico and Australia.

Details on the WWEMA 38th Annual Washington Forum can be found at