National Water Infrastructure Summit

On April 16th, a “National Water Infrastructure Summit” was held in Washington, D.C. and was attended by approximately 100 people, from a variety of organizations and interests, including representatives of ASDWA.  The Summit was sponsored by the principal national water and wastewater utility organizations, as well as some engineering and equipment manufacturing firms.   It’s purpose was to make the case that:

  • water infrastructure must be a top national priority, reinvestment in water creates jobs;
  • reinvestment in water creates jobs, drives innovation, and safeguards public health; and
  • there’s a pressing economic need for resilient infrastructure systems to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The Summit featured the perspectives of water and wastewater utility managers from New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, as well as from representatives of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Navigant Economics.  The Summit was timed to coincide with Capitol Hill visits, by many of the utility representatives, in order to advocate for more Congressional support for water and wastewater infrastructure.