Water organizations gather in Washington to inform policymakers on U.S. water issues
Water organizations representing water issues, water research fields, utilities and consumers from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C., for Water Week. The 2017 initiative is held March 19 to 25.
Hundreds of water, wastewater, and storm water professionals, thought leaders, stakeholders, and grassroots supporters will advocate with one voice for national policies that advance clean, safe, affordable and sustainable water for all Americans.
The events for the week include the National Water Policy Fly-In March 21 to 22, where water organization representatives will meet with members of U.S. Congress and federal regulators to discuss crucial water-related public affairs issues. On March 22, congressional members will attend and speak at the Rally for Water, a grassroots show of unity on the U.S. Capitol grounds.
The goal of Water Week is to strengthen the partnership between the federal government and the water sector, emphasize the importance of investment in water infrastructure and research, continue to inform state and national policymakers about crucial water-related issues—including high-impact economic development and job creation, public health and protection, conservation and sustainability to name a few—and to inspire policymakers to act.
Access to clean, safe reliable water is a vital need for every American without exception. With a new presidential administration, new opportunities exist to advance vital water initiatives, issues and goals.
For more details, visit www.waterweek.us.