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Member Spotlight

Living River Project RWRD
  • Pima County’s ‘Living River Project’ Heralds Robust Improvement in Wetland Health

    Nov 06, 2018
    Through the Living River Project, NACWA Member Agency the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) raises the public’s awareness about improvement in the riparian ecosystem health of the Santa Cruz River in Pima County, AZ. The Project—through written annual reports, e-media, public outreach activities, and school outings—has become an inventive tool for educating people about the effects of wastewater treatment on local wetlands. It uses an innovative approach to...


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Clean Water Current

  • NACWA Discusses New WRDA Programs With EPA Wastewater Office

    Dec 04, 2018
    NACWA met with the Director of EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management, Andrew Sawyers, and Agency key staff on November 29 to discuss a number of issues, including several new programs created by the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 — the most recent iteration of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).
  • Congressional Timetable Adjusted to Honor President Bush, Important Work Remains

    Dec 04, 2018
    With the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, Congress has adjusted its schedule for the remainder of the year. President Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5th as a national Day of Mourning, with federal offices closed. The House of Representatives cancelled all votes this week, while the Senate delayed votes until Thursday and postponed hearings.
  • AWWA Releases Water Sector Cybersecurity Report

    Dec 04, 2018
    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released a report entitled Cybersecurity Risk & Responsibility in the Water Sector, which outlines the cyber threats to drinking water and wastewater utilities and provides information on how to address these threats.
  • Stormwater Management Committee Will Examine Long Term Planning Report, Survey Results

    Dec 04, 2018
    (December 4, 2018) - NACWA’s Stormwater Management Committee will close out the year with its last committee conference call on December 5. EPA staff will provide an update on the Community Solutions for Stormwater management: A Guide for Voluntary Long-Term Planning, a draft report that was released October 2017.

NACWA Connect

NEW CHAPTER: NACWA Moving National Office In 2019

NACWA is looking forward to moving into new office space early next year. Beginning January 7, 2019, you'llfind NACWA at 1130 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20036 – just a short distance from the current National Office. The Association anticipates no change in its ability to provide high quality service as it leaves its current offices on December 7.


It's never too early to register for NACWA's 2019 Winter Conference, set for February 5-8, 2019 in beautiful Albuquerque, NM. With the theme, The CWA/SDWA Nexus...Conflict or Collaboration?, this year's Conference is poised to be the most high-impact yet, with all the unity, collaboration and high-value/high-energy networking you've come to expect from NACWA gatherings.  Visit the event website for more details, and register today!

Become a NACWA All-Conference Sponsor Today

NACWA Corporate and Legal Affiliates can now take advantage of all the benefits that a 2019 All-Conference Sponsorship has to offer.  With a wide range of sponsorship levels and a diverse array of benefits, becoming a sponsor is a great way to increase your visibility within the organization and engage with public utilities nationwide.  NACWA All-Conference Sponsorships span five major Association events throughout the year, and are available to all Affiliate members.  To secure your sponsorship or learn more, please contact Paula Dannenfeldt, NACWA's Chief Administrative Officer.

Web Weds: Get the Most Out of Your NACWA Communications

This week's Web Wednesday focuses on an important feature of NACWA membership: email communications.  A variety of e-newsletters, updates and alerts keep members connected, informed and engaged on NACWA activities and crucial clean water legal, legislative and regulatory advocacy issues...

Advocacy Priorities


Infrastructure Funding & Affordability

CWA / SDWA Intersection

CWA / SDWA Intersection


Regulatory Flexibility 


Integrated Planning


Water Resources Utility of the Future


Nutrients & Farm Bill




Toilets Are Not Trashcans




Water Quantity/Water Quality Nexus


Pretreatment & Emerging Contaminants


Climate Adaptation & Resiliency

Featured Event




Winter Conference