Water Week 2014 to advocate for clean water, education, innovation at capital

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Washington, DC, March 13, 2014 -- This spring, a wide range of water groups from across the nation will collaborate in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural Water Week 2014. Held on April 7-11, 2014, the event provides an opportunity for industry professionals to advocate for clean water issues, showcase innovative approaches to sustainable water management, and educate national leadership about the importance of clean water to public health, the environment and a strong economy.

Water Week 2014 will bring hundreds of water and wastewater professionals to the nation's capital to discuss key legislative, regulatory and legal water developments with members of Congress and federal regulators; showcase innovations and new technologies; and celebrate the progress of water professionals in addressing U.S. water challenges. The event will be organized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), with support from national, state and regional water organizations.

"This historic first-of-its-kind gathering of water professionals in the district will demonstrate to policymakers the great value the water sector brings to environmental protection, economic development and job creation," said NACWA Executive Director, Ken Kirk. Further, WEF Executive Director Eileen O'Neill added, "With so many challenges facing our country's leadership, it's important that water isn't lost in the fray of top national priorities. It is our hope that this event will celebrate innovation in water, spark dialogue between the water sector and key decision-makers on all levels, and foster a collaborative approach to achieving a shared vision of a water-focused future."
 
The main event of Water Week 2014 is NACWA, WEF and WERF's jointly-hosted National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In on April 7-9. The two-and-a-half-day agenda features Congressional speakers, policy briefings, visits to Capitol Hill, and roundtable dialogues with key policymakers. The event will culminate with a Water Infrastructure & Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill, showcasing clean water innovations and technologies from utilities around the country. "We believe that it is critical that members of Congress have access to the best, objective scientific information available to inform their decisions," stated Glenn Reinhart, WERF Executive Director.

For more information on Water Week and individual events, visit www.WaterWeek.us.

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