WWEMA has been actively involved in discussions on infrastructure funding legislation in Congress as well as among our water association colleagues over the last nine months of the new Biden Administration. Issues such as increased funding for water programs, support for technologies to help build our infrastructure for the 21st century, and issues around expanded domestic content requirements have been at the forefront of our efforts. The Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on August 10 and while it includes a modest increase in funding for water programs and assistance for low-income households, it also includes greatly expanded domestic content requirements far beyond the American iron and steel provisions that have been applicable for the SRFs and WIFIA program for the last 7 years.

Do you know what’s in the 2,700-plus-page bill and how it will impact your products and your company? WWEMA has already met with all our member companies, drafted a list of questions and concerns, and reached out to both the leadership at EPA and the new Director of the Made in America Office at OMB to begin a dialog. The value of an Association is that we can be the voice for our industry, with input and perspectives from the breadth of our membership. We can lead the conversation and drive outcomes because we have a seat at the table when impacts to the water sector are being discussed and decisions are being made. How can WWEMA help you best serve the needs of your company and utility clients? We invite you to learn more about WWEMA and consider joining us to be part of the dialog.

W&WD Interview with WWEMA Executive Director, Vanessa Leiby

Hear what Vanessa Leiby, Executive Director of WWEMA, has to say in this June 24, 2021 interview with Bob Crossen, Senior Managing Editor at Water & Wastes Digest, about the infrastructure bill, potential new Buy American requirements, and learn three key takeaways about water issues from Capitol Hill (at 21:51). Access the full interview HERE or click the icon above.

Purchase WWEMA On-Demand Finance & Contract Meeting, including Session on Potential New Buy American Requirements

With the many challenges our industry is facing due to the pandemic, supply chain distributions, workforce shortages, and cybersecurity threats, well written contracts are more important than ever. This highly-rated training meeting offers attendees an opportunity to learn from experts who address a range of issues from terms and conditions, R&D tax credits, potential new Buy America(n) requirements, honing your negotiation skills, and more. A special Contracts 101 session is also included for those new to contracting, although seasoned contract specialists will also find the session informative. Find out what you need to know to position your business to succeed!

The price of the entire meeting in its On-Demand format is only $79! With this purchase, you’ll also be able to network with other meeting attendees in the online meeting platform. To purchase access to the meeting, go HERE or click meeting icon.

Engage with WWEMA

Join in the conversation about key issues of concern to manufacturers of water treatment technology, as well as their representatives, and others in our industry. These same groups comprise WWEMA membership. We encourage you to learn more about the many benefits of WWEMA membership by viewing the 12 Benefits of WWEMA Membership, listening to member testimonials, or reviewing  a comprehensive explanation of the value of WWEMA HERE.

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Come visit with us at WEFTEC! There is so much happening in water right now to discuss. We are at Booth 6621. We look forward to our conversation with you!