Have you registered yet for the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In? With a new Administration and Congress, it is more important than ever that policy makers hear directly from you about the clean water challenges facing your utility and your community! The issues of infrastructure funding, affordability, and regulatory improvement are front and center this year, and utilities nationwide must make their voices heard on these critical priorities. Register today if you haven’t already!
With a new format and price point (registration is only $100), you won't want to miss the Fly-In, March 21-22. New this year, the Fly-In will feature a Rally for Water, a multi-organizational show of unity, held on U.S. Capitol grounds (Wednesday, March 22). The always popular Regulatory Roundtables with EPA program directors are back, this time kicking off the Fly-In on Tuesday, March 21. And time is reserved on Wednesday afternoon for attendees to visit their congressional representatives, followed by a Congressional Reception that evening in the Hart Senate Office Building. Let Kristina Surfus, NACWA Legislative Affairs Manager, know if you would like help in coordinating Hill visits.
To prepare for the Fly-In, a free webcast will be offered on Tuesday March 7, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET as a joint effort of WEF, NACWA, WateReuse, WE&RF, and WRF (see related article). The webcast will provide an overview of the issues, logistics for visiting Washington, and tips on having successful congressional office meetings.