WWEMA Announces

Advocating For Today — Educating For Tomorrow

48th Washington Forum

April 26-28, 2022

Leesburg, VA – Today, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) is pleased to formally announce open registration for its 48th Washington Forum, Advocating For Today — Educating For Tomorrow. The invitation is for everyone in the water sector—both WWEMA members and non-members—to join us on April 26-28, 2022 as we connect our members, attendees, and invited guests to leaders in the water industry and Government including Congress and EPA. The Washington Forum is WWEMA’s annual legislative, regulatory, and policy meeting.

Meeting registration also includes admission to the Water Associations’ Water Week 2022 Joint Session and Joint Reception, providing attendees the chance to network with WWEMA members, government career staff and legislators, utilities, and other Water Week 2022 attendees. Confirmed congressional speakers include 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; and The Honorable Tom Carper (D-DE) Chairman, U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.

A number of critical and timely water industry issues will be discussed during the meeting sessions, although there is also ample time blocked for networking. Registration information, along with a detailed program is available on the WWEMA website at https://wwema.org/washington-forum/. Specific speakers include:

  • Bill Decker, Meeting Chair and Vice President & General Manager Equipment and Services Group, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. Opening Remarks.
  • Curtis Dubay, Senior Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Economic Update.
  • Eric Sapirstein, President, ENS Resources, Inc., Congressional and Legislative Update.
  • Kevin Morley, PhD, Manager – Federal Relations, American Water Works Association, Cybersecurity in the Water Sector.
  • Howard Neukrug, Executive Director, The Water Center, University of Pennsylvania, Urban Water Resiliency and Advancing Water Equity.
  • Deirdre Finn, Executive Director, Executive Director, Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities. State SRF Implementation.
  • Eric Sapirstein, President; ENS Resources, Inc. Rebuilding the Nation’s Infrastructure – The Political Dynamics.

A must-attend session is the Buy America Panel and Roundtable Discussion featuring 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; and Tim Connor, Senior Chemical Engineer, State Revolving Fund Team, U.S. EPA. There will also be a U.S. EPA and Federal Agency Water Priorities Discussion featuring Andrew Sawyers, Director, EPA Office of Wastewater Management and Jennifer McLain, Director, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

This year WWEMA is co-locating its meeting with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall—a location where attendees are 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. Additionally, the co-location will provide both formal and informal networking opportunities for professionals supporting the water sector. The hotel registration deadline is April 4, 2022.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to both members and non-members. There are various levels ranging from Bronze ($500) to Aquamarine ($3,000). 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. Companies interested in being a meeting sponsor should contact Tina Wojnar at tina@wwema.org or go to https://web.cvent.com/event/75689d1b-579a-40fa-94c8-d01ef5401cd0/summary.


Since 1908, WWEMA has informed, educated, and provided leadership on the issues that shape the future of the water and wastewater industry. Its member companies supply the most sophisticated leading-edge products and technologies, offering solutions to every water-related environmental problem and need facing today’s society. To learn more about WWEMA, visit www.wwema.org or follow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/wwema/?viewAsMember=true or Twitter at @WWEMAtweets.