WEFTEC 2012 Leadership Day
Over 115 attended this event held in New Orleans. Presentations and discussion notes are provided below.
Water Advocates Program - 9:00 - 10:45 am
WEF Staff. Amanda Waters, WEF Government Affairs Legal Counsel
WEF Government Affairs staff will describe the new Water Advocates Program and facilitate discussion with Member Association (MA) leaders to determine how MAs, the Government Affairs Commitee and WEF Staff can work together to more effectively promote sound legislative and regulator policy on important issues affecting the water sector. WEF in cooperation with several Member Associations shared an overview of the Water Infrastructure Investment messaging campaign and encouraged support and participation by all MA leaders and members.
Stormwater - 11:00 - 12:00 Noon
WEF Staff Matt Ries, WEF Chief Technical Officer, Technical and Educational Programs
WEF Staff Seth Brown, WEF Stormwater Program/Policy Manager
Stormwater and wet weather management are becoming all the ,ore significant in the water sector. From the droughts throughout the U.S. to the EPA natioanl stormwater rulemaking, it is evident that stornwater management is a dynamic topic now and will likely continue to be in the future as well. Updates were provided on technical and regulatory aspects related to stormwater management along with an overview on how WEF has been covering this topic recently and is planning to address these issues in the future. Specifics on engagement between WEF and MAs were presented on this hot topic.
WATER'S WORTH IT - 1:00 - 1:45 pm
WEF Staff Laura Leslie, Director, Communications & Creative Services
Presentation | Discussion Notes
How are you using WATER'S WORTH IT in your communities? Attendees shared and learned how a voice for water is helping raise awareness about the value and importance of water, water-related issues, and the water profession. WEF believes that water's worth your respect, your effort, your health, your future, your loyalty, and your passion. Together we can be a voice for water.
WEFMAX 2013 - 1:45 - 2:30 pm
Connie Leonard, WEF House of Delegates WEFMAX Committee Chair
2013 WEFMAX Promos - Mississippi | Hawaii | New England | Ontario
WEFMAX offers attendees the opportunity to give their full focus to "ongoing" conversation and the program is designed to include plenty of networking time. 2013 WEFMAX hosts from Hawaii WEA, Mississippi WEA, New England WEA, and WEA of Ontario gave a promotional brief to entice you to attend their WEFMAX meeting. Look to an exciting and conversational 2013!