April 27-29, 2021
Virtual Meeting


This year’s WWEMA Virtual 47th Washington Forum will be held April 27-29, 2021 in conjunction with Water Week 2021. 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 Harnessing the Power of Change. As we slowly emerge from a long year of lockdowns and uncertainty, our work, and indeed our industry has been changed and transformed. We have learned to do business differently, learned how to navigate every known communication platform, and learned the value of personal and professional relationships and our need for face-to-face interactions. As we move forward, we need to evaluate many of these changes and assess whether some of them may become a more permanent part of our day-to-day business. We also are experiencing change with a new Administration, a new Congress, and new priorities for our economy and Nation. Everyone, members and non-members alike, are invited to join us for this year’s WWEMA Virtual 47th Washington Forum as we hear from leaders in our industry and Government who are at the forefront of these changes. Register today!


The Program Agenda and Schedule of Events can be found HERE.

List of Speakers and Topics

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with the thought leaders and drivers of our industry. A list of speakers and topics can be found HERE. Speaker bios can be found HERE.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 27th (10:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT) 

10:00 – 11:00 am Welcome and Introduction to Keynote Speaker
Economic Trends, Global Trade, Labor, and What’s Ahead
John Manzella, Manzella Trade Communications, Inc.
11:00 – 11:30 am Priorities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Working for U.S. Businesses
Marty Durbin, President, Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
11:30 am – 12:00 noon Leading Issues and Advocacy of the National Association of Manufacturers
Michael O’Brien, Assistant Vice President, Advocacy, National Association of Manufacturers
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 – 4:30 pm Water Week Policy Zoom-In with EPA Officials and Members of Congress
Joint webinar hosted by this year’s Water Association Partners. Please register with separate complimentary registration at https://nacwa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fiqmWROtRZapbKs0HymVEw

Wednesday, April 28th (10:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT)

10:30 – 11:00 am Utility Perspectives on Challenges, Opportunities, and Priorities
Adam Krantz, CEO, National Association of Clean Water Agencies
11:00 – 11:30 am Rebuilding the Nation’s Infrastructure – The Political Dynamics
Eric Sapirstein, President, ENS  Resources, Inc.
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:00 pm The Post (?)-Pandemic Outlook for Construction
Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
2:00 – 3:00 pm Live Roundtable Breakout Discussions (limit 30 people per room)
   Strategies for Success in Today’s Economy
   Promoting Innovative and Smart Technologies
   Advancing Legislative Advocacy – Infrastructure, Buy America(n)
3:30 – 5:00 pm WWEMA Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 29th (10:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT)

(Committee Meetings – Open to WWEMA Members Only)

10:00 – 11:00 am WWEMA Manufacturers Representative Council Meeting
11:30 am – 1:00 pm WWEMA Legislative/Regulatory Committee Meeting
1:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00 pm WWEMA Marketing and Member Services Committee



The meeting registration fees are the same for WWEMA members and non-members. Package tickets of up to 5 and up to 10 attendees are available at a special discounted price.  These packages allow you to invite multiple co-workers, colleagues, clients, customers, utilities, engineering consulting firms, and others to attend as your guest. Registration fees are as follows:

$129 Single registration

$250 Package of up to 5 registrants

$450 Package up to 10 registrants



Diamond ($2,000) Platinum ($1,500), Gold ($1,000), Silver ($750) and Bronze ($500) sponsorships are available. Sponsors receive a site on the meeting platform where they can upload contact information, a company video, and two documents. They will also be listed on the home page of the meeting platform as well as on a scrolling header on the top of the meeting platform. Sponsors will also receive recognition on our website, in promotional materials, through social media platforms, during the meeting, and in post-conference summaries and documents. Information is available through the registration process. To become a sponsor go HERE.


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