ASDWA Member Meeting Held this Week

ASDWA would like to extend a big “Thank You!” to all of you who were able to come to the Member Meeting that was held this week in Alexandria, VA.  Approximately 130 participants attended the meeting representing 38 states, almost all of the EPA Regions, and EPA Headquarters.  We are very sorry that some of you could not make it to the meeting and that others of you could not make it home on time due to inclement weather.  Highlights from the meeting included:

  • An opening welcome from Steve Sturgess, ASDWA’s President and Administrator of Missouri’s Drinking Water Program;
  • Introductory remarks from Mike Shapiro, the Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, and Peter Grevatt, the Director of EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, who spoke about EPA’s priorities and activities;
  • A special drinking water history presentation by James Salzman of Duke University to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act;
  • Many other presentations and discussions from and between representatives of EPA and state drinking water programs on all aspects of drinking water including: infrastructure funding, security, source water protection, data management, rule development and implementation, small systems and sustainability, and extreme weather events; and
  • An overview of drinking water related efforts and activities from our partners at the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the Environmental Council of States (ECOS).

ASDWA will be posting the presentations and summaries from the meeting on our web site in the near future.  Stay tuned!