Mar 21, 2016

NGWA Government Affairs Director to Attend White House Water Summit

March 22 summit will bring together water stakeholders and officials to raise awareness of water issues

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National Groundwater Assn. (NGWA) Government Affairs Director Lauren Schapker will be one of 150 invitation-only participants at the White House Water Summit, in conjunction with World Water Day on March 22. The White House Water Summit will serve as a forum to discuss approaches for ensuring everyone in the nation has access to sufficient water when and where they need it.

The event in Washington, D.C. will bring together water stakeholders and executive branch officials to raise awareness of priority water issues and potential solutions in the United States and to catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future. The White House Water Summit will bring together stakeholders from state, local, and tribal governments; as well as the public, private, academic, nonprofit and other sectors.

The event is being hosted to hear individual views from attendees and is not intended to produce consensus advice or recommendations. NGWA’s CEO Kevin McCray said, “NGWA is glad to see the White House highlighting such important issues like water efficiency and water scarcity and looks forward to attending the White House Water Summit in order to work with them and other key stakeholders in advancing actions to help build a sustainable water future.”

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