Water Week 2015: NAWC releases statement of support for event
This week, hundreds of water and wastewater industry leaders are convening in Washington, D.C., for Water Week 2015, taking place April 12-18, to advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters in support of a healthy, sustainable environment.
WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2015 -- This week, hundreds of water and wastewater industry leaders are convening in Washington, D.C., for Water Week 2015, taking place April 12-18, to advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters in support of a healthy, sustainable environment.
Accordingly, the event is designed to inform and inspire local, state and national leaders and communicate the considerable value that the water sector brings to environmental protection, economic development and job creation.
In support of the event, Michael Deane, executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), issued the following statement:
"The National Association of Water Companies is a proud supporter of Water Week 2015, as thought leaders and water professionals from across the country gather in the nation's capital this week to promote the stewardship and vitality of our most precious natural resource.
"Water Week presents a unique opportunity for water industry representatives to connect with local, state and national decision makers. This is a chance for all parties to mutually address topics ranging from legislation and regulations to conservation and new technologies.
"The kind of collaboration made possible through Water Week is essential to solving America's complex and multifaceted water challenges -- from drought to aging (and sometimes failing) water infrastructure. Long-term solutions can advance from these important conversations between policy makers and the water sector, and it will take all stakeholders working together to close the water infrastructure gap.
"We applaud the efforts and commitment of all Water Week attendees. Their presence in Washington, D.C., will bring much needed attention to the critical work being done -- and that which still needs to be done -- to ensure clean, safe and reliable water for American communities for generations to come."