Water Leaders join WaterWorld for Infrastructure Conversation

Dec 17, 2021

On December 17, members of several water, wastewater, and stormwater organizations joined WaterWorld for a webinar outlining new infrastructure funding and requirements, following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) and advancement of the Build Back Better Act (BBB).

The webinar, titled “The Bipartian Infrastructure Bill — What Water/Wastewater Utilities Need to Know,” was organized by WaterWorld magazine and sponsored by Bentley Systems. The webinar hosted four speakers, each representing key leaders in the water sector:

  • Tommy Holmes, Legislative Director of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Kristina Surfus, Managing Director of Government Affairs with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
  • Steve Dye, Legislative Director for the Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • and Vanessa M. Leiby, Executive Director of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA)

Each speaker covered their organization’s most relevant funding pools, the legislative status of these pools, and how utilities can apply for the several pools.

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