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.

AGENDA
The program agenda of sessions and speakers is now available. Agenda

Washington Forum

REGISTRATION
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
Due to an overwhelming interest in attendance, the hotel block at the Gaylord Hotel is now sold out. A block of additional rooms has been contracted with the MGM National Harbor at 101 MGM National Harbor. The contracted room rate is $249.00 per night plus a resort fee of $18.87 per night totaling $267.87/night plus tax. The number of rooms is limited and the cut-off is March 30, 2018. Please go to MGM National Harbor to book your reservation today.

SPONSORS
Thank you to our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors
John Collins, Chief Executive Officer of JCM Industries Inc.
Mike Dimitriou, President of WRT LLC
Don Kerr, President of Wet-Tek LLC

Silver Sponsor
Fred Siino, Vice President of KLa Systems, Inc.

The generosity of WWEMA members helps us bring the best speakers and programming to our membership.