Thank you to all who participated in Water Week 2019! Through your help and participation, we were all able to communicate the value of water to environmental protection, to economic development and to job creation – and inspire action.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Water Week 2019!  We had:

  • 385+ ATTENDEES
  • 270+ HILL MEETINGS
  • 30+ PARTNERING AND SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Future Water Week Dates:

  • Water Week 2020:  April 26 - May 2, 2020
  • Water Week 2021:  April 25 - May 1, 2021
  • Water Week 2022:  April 24 - April 30, 2022

WEF, AMWA, AWWA, NACWA, USWA, WateReuse, WRF, and WWEMA have agreed upon these future dates.

The National Water Policy Fly-In is an opportunity for you to engage directly with Members of Congress, the EPA, and other federal agencies on the most important federal legislative and regulatory matters. 

Click here to learn more about the success of Water Week 2019!  In addition, this page will keep you posted on Water Week 2020 events and programs as they are developed!

Questions or comments?  Email:  info@waterweek.us

RESOURCES:

Value of Water Poll:  Check out the Fourth Annual Value of Water Index.  Voter's Opinions on Water Infrastructure.

PFAS Fact Sheet:  PFAS Issue Background and Advocacy Asks.  Jointly drafted by WEF and NACWA.

Photo Gallery:  Take a look at photos from Water Week 2019!

National Water Policy Fly-In

With more participation, reach and impact than ever, you will not want to miss the 2020 National Water Policy Fly-In!

As the Trump Administration and Congress continue to focus on infrastructure investment, PFAS, CWSRF funding and more- all bipartisan issues, it is crucial that policymakers hear directly from YOU about the challenges your utility, agency and community face; and that sound policy and robust investment in water are critical for all Americans right now.

Together, we can move the levers of power, and continue advancing water priorities on the national and local levels. More information on the Policy Fly-In will be available on the Water Week 2020 website soon.

Make your voice heard, and plan to attend today!

  • Water Week 2020:  April 26 - May 2, 2020

Young Professional Scholarship

The Young Professionals Scholarship Program at Water Week continues to be a great success!  

Check back here for information and details on the 2020 Scholarship program.  We hope you will apply!

How to Remotely Participate in Water Week

HOW TO REMOTELY PARTICIPATE IN WATER WEEK

For those who are unable to make it to Washington for Water Week, there are resources and suggestions for advocacy at home. This remote participation in Water Week is vital to our sector sending a loud and strong message.

  • Policy Asks: This document outlines the requests for funding and policies that WEF will be communicating to Congress and federal agencies. You can use this information in your communications with members of Congress and federal officials.  There will be a new 2020 Policy Asks document released prior to Water Week 2020.

    View 2019 Policy Asks
  • Infographics: These infographics were created by WEF to be used in communicating the value of water and importance of investment in infrastructure. They can be used as handouts during discussions and shared on social media.
  • Suggested Activities:
    • Contact your congressional office: Contact the offices of your members of Congress. Let them know it is Water Week and voice your support for the policy asks. Invite them to visit a water facility or project. 

    • Post to social media: Be active on social media. Use #WaterWeek2020 in your posts. Voice support for funding and policies outlined in the document. Tag your members of Congress. Follow and share posts from WEF on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    • Publish an op-ed or blog: Use the policy request document as the basis for an op-ed for the local newspaper or blog for your website. Include local examples of why water is important and why investment is needed.

    • Join WEF’s Water Advocates: It is a grassroots advocacy program that makes it easy for WEF members to engage with their federal elected officials on matters of importance to the water sector. Membership is free and you will raise your profile among your water professional colleagues as a champion for our sector. 

If you have any questions about Water Week, please contact Steve Dye at sdye@wef.org.

Thank you for adding your voice to WEF’s advocacy for water!

WEF Government Affairs Committee

The Committee shall provide direction and leadership on the formation of government environmental policies, interaction with WEF members and MAs on these policies, and implementation of sound environmental policies.

Visit the Government Affairs Committee page.

More WEF Advocacy Programs

WEF pursues many different advocacy and outreach through several programs aimed at various audiences. Explore these opportunties via the links below.