WWEMA Welcomes New Member 

WWEMA is pleased to introduce our newest member—Amane Advisors. Amane Advisors joins WWEMA as an Associate member. The official WWEMA delegate from Amane Advisors is Bill Malarkey, Managing Partner. Amane Advisors is a global consultancy focused on the water industry that provides services on matters relating to client growth, with expertise and experience that spans all [...]

WWEMA Joins Others in Calling on Congress to Increase Water Infrastructure Funding

WWEMA joined with other water associations and several water technology providers in calling on the U.S. Congress to continue and expand its support and funding of water infrastructure. Listed among the other signatories to the letter are: the American Water Works Association, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the National Association of [...]

WWEMA Signs Buy American Implications Letter

In addition to the above advocacy efforts, WWEMA joined with many of the same water Associations referenced above in signing a May 19, 2021 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives leadership. In addition to emphasizing strong support for water infrastructure investment, the letter also raised concerns about any new “Buy American” domestic content mandate relating [...]

White House Appoints New Director of Made in America Office

The appointment of Celeste Drake to the newly created position of Made in America Director within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was announced on April 27, 2021. This is a key step by the Biden Administration in implementing the President’s January 25, 2021, Executive Order (E.O.) titled Ensuring the Future is Made in All [...]

President Biden Releases Infrastructure Plan – Congress Counters

On April 1, 2021, President Biden unveiled a massive infrastructure plan titled the American Jobs Plan, a broad $2.25T infrastructure package plan that contains $111B for water-related programs, including $45B to address lead in drinking water in homes, $56B for a range of infrastructure programs, and $10B for per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) monitoring and remediation. [...]

House Introduces Bill to Make Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Permanent

On May 18, 2021, the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2021 was introduced by Reps. John Katko (R-NY) and Lisa Blunt (D-DE). It amends the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish the first permanent program to assist low-income households in maintaining access to drinking water and wastewater [...]

EPA Rescinds Guidance Rule

In a May 18, 2021 Federal Register notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rescinded its final rule EPA Guidance; Administrative Procedures for Issuance and Public Petitions, which was originally published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2020 under the Trump Administration. Often referred to simply as the Guidance Rule, it established procedures and requirements [...]