U.S. mayors to meet with federal agencies on water issues

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 1, 2009 -- U.S. mayors from across the country are traveling to the nation's capital to meet with Federal Agencies concerned with water infrastructure in cities, rivers and watersheds during the Mayors Water Council Summit...

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 1, 2009 -- U.S. mayors from across the country are traveling to the nation's capital to meet with Federal Agencies concerned with water infrastructure in cities, rivers and watersheds during the Mayors Water Council Summit to take place on December 2-3 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Mayors will give special focus to the water policies of the new Administration, the interface between water, energy and green infrastructure, as well as the financial challenges imposed by unfunded federal mandates.

The Mayors Water Summit is the capstone annual event of the Mayors Water Council, a task force of The U.S. Conference of Mayors that assists local governments in providing their cities with safe, adequate and affordable water and wastewater services and infrastructure in the 21st Century.

Mayors will also continue the dialogue with the US Army Corps of Engineers on collaborative approaches to improve watershed management.

To see a DRAFT agenda, please visit: http://www.usmayors.org/urbanwater/documents/09WinterAgenda.pdf

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