Eileen J. O’Neill, Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and Amanda Waters, NACWA General Counsel, updated and briefed water professionals April 27 at the KY/TN Water Environment Association (WEA) 2017 Management Conference in Murfreesboro, TN, on the size and scope of the nation’s aging infrastructure challenges and potential solutions with a focus on funding – e.g., State Revolving Fund, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), and tax-exempt municipal bonds.
The presentation offered insights and analysis on the role that the Trump Administration and Congress may play in funding solutions. WEF and NACWA also emphasized the importance of water sector collaboration as well as outreach and public relations strategies to address funding needs.
KY-TN WEA is a WEF Member Association serving the regional community of water environment professionals by increasing awareness of the relationship of water resources to public welfare. The host city –City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) – was designated as a Utility of the Future Today in 2016 by a partnership of water sector organizations including NACWA and WEF. The program celebrates the progress and exceptional performance of our nation's wastewater utilities while supporting the widespread adoption of the innovative Utility of the Future business model.
NACWA welcomes the opportunity to participate and collaborate in state or regional water conferences to advance clean water advocacy on every level. Contact Erica Spitzig
, NACWA’s Deputy General Counsel, if you would like to have NACWA participate at your local or regional clean water event.