April 10-12, 2024 | Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall, Washington, DC

You are invited to join us this year for WWEMA’s 50th Washington Forum that will be held April 10-12, 2024 in conjunction with 2024 National Water Policy Week and Fly-In in Washington, DC. This is WWEMA’s annual legislative, regulatory, and policy meeting that directly connects our members, attendees, and invited guests to leaders in the water industry and government including Congress and federal agencies. We have a high-level caliber and diverse line-up of speakers who will address everything from EPA’s priorities to Buy America requirements, the economy, water research needs, the outlook for legislation and the expected impact of the elections after November 2024. Everyone, WWEMA members and non-members alike, is invited to join us for this year’s WWEMA 50th Washington Forum. Come join your peers and leaders in the water community and learn about changes that are impacting us today and how we can effectively engage and respond to them.

Introducing Steve Hall, Executive Vice President at American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), as the Keynote Speaker where he will be presenting, The Political Landscape: What Does the Crystal Ball Say?

Program Agenda and Schedule of Events
Tuesday, April 9th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWater Week Reception (Rooftop at HQO-DC Water) 1385 Canal Street, SE, Washington DC
(Transportation on your own)
Wednesday, April 10th
9:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
9:00 am - 10:30 amExecutive Committee Meeting
10:30 am - 12:00 noonLegislative/Regulatory Committee Meeting
12:00 noon - 2:00 pmLunch on your own
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmMarketing & Member Services Committee Meeting
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFirst Timers, New Members & Guests Meet and Greet
Thursday, April 11th
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
8:00 am - 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 amManufacturers Rep Council Breakfast Meeting
9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome from Meeting Chair
Tom McCurdy, Director of Environmental Sales, Aerzen USA
2024 WWEMA Washington Forum Chair
9:15 am - 10:15 amThe Political Landscape: What Does the Crystal Ball Say?
Keynote Speaker Steve Hall, Executive Vice President,
American Council of Engineering Companies
10:15 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 12:00 noonU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Priorities Discussion
Deborah Nagle, Director, EPA Office of Science and Technology
Wynne Miller, Deputy Director, EPA Office of Wastewater Management
Jennifer McLain, Director, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Brian Frazer, Director, EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
Sarah Swig, Policy Advisor, Senator Alex Padilla at US Senate
12:00 noon - 1:00 pmNetworking Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmCongressional Outlook for the.....Future?
Moderator: Caitlin Berretta, Vice Chair, WWEMA Legislative/Regulatory Committee
Joe Brown, US Senate, EPW Committee Staff (Minority)
Tim Petty, US House of Representatives, T&I Committee (Majority)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmMarket Trends and the Impact of the Political Environment
Eric Sapirstein, President, ENS Resources
Holly S. Wade, Executive Director, NFIB Research Center
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmPFAS Liability and CERCLA - What Does This Mean for Manufacturers?
Tammy L. Helminski, Attorney at Law, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
3:45 pm - 5:00 pmCybersecurity: The State of the Water Industry
Moderator: Jennifer Walker, WaterISAC
SSA Agent Brian Kaiser, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Lauren Wisniewski, Water and Wastewater Sector Liaison, CISA's Stakeholder Engagement Division
Nushat Thomas, Cybersecurity Branch Chief, EPA Water Infrastructure and Cyber Resilience Division (WICRD)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmWWEMA Welcome Reception
Friday, April 12th
7:30 am - 12:00 pmRegistration
8:00 am - 9:00 amNetworking Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am WRF's One Water Research - Collaborating for the Future
Peter Grevatt, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, The Water Research Foundation
10:00 am - 11:00 amAnd Other Topics...Lead, Etc.
Tom Neltner, Executive Director, Unleaded Kids
11:00 am - 12:15 pmEPA Implementation of Build America, Buy America Update and Roundtable
Tim Connor, Senior Chemical Engineer, Office of Wastewater Management
Leslie Corcelli, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
12:15 pmClosing Comments and Adjournment
12:15 pm - 3:30 pmBoard of Directors Lunch and Meeting

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WWEMA offers the opportunity to sponsor our events to help create dynamic programming and networking opportunities. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available to help support the WWEMA 50th Washington Forum. These include Aquamarine ($3,000), Emerald ($2,500), Diamond ($2,000), Platinum ($1,500), Gold ($1,000), Silver ($750), and Bronze ($500). Manufacturer Representatives can also help sponsor the Thursday Night Welcome Reception ($200). Sponsors are recognized in the promotional materials, the on-site program, from the podium, on the meeting video screens, on the WWEMA website, in WWEMA News Alerts, and on social media platforms, and in post-meeting reports.


The WWEMA 50th Washington Forum will be held at Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20024. Click here to reserve a hotel room. (limited room nights are available). Please contact Diane Meyer at diane@wwema.org if you encounter any issues with reserving your room.


The Hilton Washington DC National Mall is located 4.0 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The hotel can be reached via car, taxi, Uber, or Lyft. The hotel also sits above the L’Enfant D.C. Metro stop that connects directly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport via the yellow line. The hotel is steps from the best D.C. has to offer: the National Mall, The Warf, the Spy Museum, the Jefferson Memorial, the Air & Space Museum, the Lincoln Memorial and more.