(October 16, 2018) – NACWA was busy last week sharing its clean water perspective across the country, speaking at both the Southeast Stormwater Association’s (SESWA) 13th Annual Regional Stormwater Conference in Hilton Head, SC and at the National Association of Water Company’s (NAWC) conference in San Antonio, TX.
Each year, the SESWA Conference brings together stormwater professionals from throughout the southeastern United States to get up to speed on stormwater issues and local challenges confronting the public and private sectors. This year, discussions focused heavily on sea level rise, resiliency and adaptation as storm events change, and stormwater management during emergency situations. NACWA staff delivered a federal advocacy update and discussed some of the Association’s top stormwater advocacy issues. Additionally, the event drew professionals seeking to learn more about best management practices, funding and financing stormwater initiatives, and integrated planning.
NACWA often collaborates with SESWA on regional stormwater issues and contributes an informative article on stormwater each month in SESWA’s ForeCast eNewsletter.
At the NAWC event, NACWA was grateful for an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the role of utility partnerships in the water sector. NACWA discussed its current policy work in this area, including its recent policy statement on utility governance issues and the potential role of partnerships – both between utilities and between utilities and the private sector. NACWA looks forward to continued work with NAWC and other stakeholders on this important topic.