WWEMA 48th WASHINGTON FORUM

April 26-28, 2022
Hilton Washington DC National Mall

Washington, D.C.

Advocating For Today – Educating For Tomorrow

This year’s WWEMA 48th Washington Forum will be held April 26-28, 2022 in conjunction with Water Week 2022. 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 EPA. This year’s theme is Advocating For Today-Educating For Tomorrow. Want to learn what the Biden Administration’s new regulations and economic policies mean for your business and what’s next? Have questions about how to comply with the Buy America requirements in the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law? Concerned these new requirements might affect your ability to access funding, have your products included in new projects, or increase costs and delay project schedules? Want to ensure your voice is heard and have real impact on helping shape policies and guidance that ensures your company’s success? Hear from the Experts! Network with Industry Leaders!

Everyone, members and non-members alike, is invited to join us for this year’s WWEMA 48th Washington Forum as we hear from leaders in our industry and Government who are at the forefront of these changes. See registration information below.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AGENDA AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, April 26th

8:00 am – 9:30 am Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
10:00 am – 11:30 am Manufacturers Rep Council Meeting
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on own
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Marketing & Member Services Committee Meeting
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Legislative/Regulatory Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm First Timers, New Members & Guests Meet and Greet
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception for all Attendees

Wednesday, April 27th

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 noon General Session
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Joint Session with other Water Associations – EPA and Congressional Updates
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Joint WWEMA and Water Association Reception

Thursday, April 28th

7:30 am – 12:00 noon Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:30 am General Session
11:30 am Meeting Adjourns
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm Board of Directors Lunch and Meeting

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Economic Update
Curtis Dubay, Senior Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Congressional and Legislative Update
Eric Sapirstein, President, ENS Resources, Inc.

Cybersecurity in the Water Sector
Kevin Morley, PhD, Manager – Federal Relations, American Water Works Association

Urban Water Resiliency and Advancing Water Equity
Howard Neukrug, Executive Director, The Water Center, University of Pennsylvania

State SRF Implementation
Deirdre Finn, Executive Director, Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities (CIFA)

Buy America Requirements
Zach Schafer, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. EPA
Kiri Anderer, Senior Environmental Engineer, State Revolving Fund Team, U.S. EPA

Joint National Water Policy Plenary Session
Opening Comments
Kishia Powell, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, DC Water 

U.S. EPA and Federal Agency Water Priorities Discussion

 Featured Speaker
Radika Fox, Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Water

Panel One: EPA Office of Water
Andrew Sawyers, Director, EPA Office of Wastewater Management
Jennifer McLain, Director, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Deborah Nagle, Director, EPA Office of Science and Technology
Brian Frazer, EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds 

Panel Two
John O’Neill, Program Manager for Better Plants, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Dept. of Energy
David Palumbo, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Dept. of Interior
Sharon Nappier, Water Reuse Practice Leader, U.S. EPA

Congressional Speakers

Featured Speaker
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Member, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV); Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee
The Honorable Tom Carper (D-DE); Chairman U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee

AGENDA HERE

EVENT REGISTRATION

Register today for the WWEMA 48th Washington Forum. Registration fees are as follows:
First registrant from a WWEMA-member company: $875
Second or additional registrant(s) from a WWEMA-member company: $675
Young Professional/New Entrant: $350

(Discount is available for a young professional/new entrant for a company as long as at least one person registers as a Full Registrant. A young professional/new entrant is defined as an individual with less than five years experience in the water sector)

Spouse/Guest: $250

(Includes WWEMA Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening and Joint Water Association Reception on Wednesday evening)

Non-WWEMA Member Registrant: $1,250
Gold Card Recipient: $0

(Requires code)

To register on-line, click the box below.

REGISTER HERE

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

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 48th Washington Forum. These include Aquamarine ($3,000), Diamond ($2,000), Platinum ($1,500), Gold ($1,000), Silver ($750), and Bronze ($500). Manufacturer Representatives can also help sponsor the Tuesday 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 the Member Bulletin newsletter, on social media platforms, and in post-meeting reports. To sponsor on-line, click the box below.

SPONSOR HERE

  

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS (Hotel cut-off April 11, 2022)

The WWEMA 48th Washington Forum will be held at Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20024. WWEMA has reserved a block of rooms at that location for the nights of Monday, April 25, Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Rooms are Double King Deluxe at $309/night plus tax. The hotel room block cut-off date is Monday, April 11, 2022.

To book your hotel room:
  1. Click HERE to use the personalized WWEMA reservation link. (or use button below)
  2. Call Hotel (202) 484-1000, and reference Washington Forum.

RESERVE A HOTEL ROOM HERE

Please contact Susi Ricker at susi@wwema.org if you encounter any issues with reserving your room.

TRAVEL LOGISTICS

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.

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