WWEMA 45th Washington Forum


April 17-19, 2018
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745


2018 WASHINGTON FORUM
WWEMA's annual legislative, regulatory, and policy meeting that directly connects our members and invited guests to leaders in the industry and the government including Congress, EPA, and the Department of Commerce. The theme of this year's 45th Washington Forum is Effectively Communicating Change at the National, State, and Local Level. The meeting will highlight the many changes happening in Washington, DC and throughout the country with regard to water infrastructure, environmental and public health protection, and legislative and regulatory changes that will impact the water sector. Once again this year, WWEMA will be meeting with the other water associations to celebrate Water Week 2018 and unite as "one voice for water." In addition to an exciting line-up of sessions and speakers, a not-to-be missed reception is planned for all the water groups at the Library of Congress.

Sessions will cover the economy; the changing face and direction of EPA; the emerging role of states in Cooperative Federalism; the Administration's Infrastructure Plan; affordability; public-private-partnerships; regionalization and utility assistance partnerships; communications, the press, and the First Amendment; priorities of a combined Water Research Foundation; what will changes in the tax law mean for your business, and an overview of the operational mechanics of Congress.

Washington Forum

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration is open for the Washington Forum. Go to RegOnline to register today! REGONLINE WEBSITE

After the first company registrant, the registration fee is discounted $100 for each additional attendee from your company. Also as part of WWEMA's outreach/initiative, every young professional or new entrant from your company can attend at a discounted rate of $475 with a full paying registrant.

HOTEL FOR 2018 PROGRAM
The 2018 Washington Forum will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD (Washington, DC Area). The hotel is currently accepting sleeping room reservations. The cut-off date is March 26, 2018. The room rate is $265 per night plus tax. To make your reservation, call (800) 429-5673 and reference the WWEMA 45th Washington Forum or book online at WWEMA 45th Washington Forum.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, April 17
8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Registration
9:30 to 11:30 am - Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - Lunch on own
1:30 to 3:00 pm - Marketing & Member Services Committee Meeting
3:30 to 5:00 pm - Legislative/Regulatory Committee Meeting
5:30 to 7:00 pm - Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 18
7:00 am to 5:00 pm - Registration
7:00 to 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
7:00 to 8:00 am - Manufacturers Rep Council Breakfast
7:00 to 8:00 am - New Member & First Time Attendees Breakfast
8:00 am to 12:00 noon - General Session
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - Networking Lunch
1:30 to 4:30 pm - General Session
5:30 to 7:00 pm - Water Associations' Networking Social Event & Congressional Reception
at the Library of Congress

Thursday, April 19
7:00 am to 12:00 noon - Registration
7:00 to 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 12:00 noon - General Session
12:00 noon - Meeting Adjourns
12:00 noon to 3:00 pm - Board Lunch and Meeting