NACWA joined with a number of utilities and other water sector partners last week in a meeting to discuss ways to better promote “peer-to-peer” connections and learning between utilities in the water sector. The meeting was convened by EPA and was hosted by NACWA Member Agency Alexandria Renew Enterprises in Virginia.
A key discussion topic of the meeting was how the water sector can better support and expand the peer-to-peer concept so that utilities can connect with one other, learn from one other, and provide support and assistance to one another when necessary. Participants all agreed that establishing a series of plot projects around the country would help to further develop the concept and advance the interests of the water sector as a whole.
NACWA is a strong supporter of the peer-to-peer concept and has established programs to help advance it, including the Association’s Engage online network. NACWA will continue work with EPA and its water sector partners to further develop peer-to-peer opportunities at the national level. Any members with questions can contact Nathan Gardner-Andrews, NACWA’s Chief Advocacy Officer.