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WEF Needs YOU to be a Water Advocate!
Aging infrastructure, strict regulatory requirements, and continued economic pressures have put unprecedented stress on local governments and agencies that provide essential water services, but you can help! The Water Advocates program will create a network of water professionals in every state and community, in every congressional district, to get the word out about the value of water and steps needed to protect it. As part of the network, you’ll receive the training and information needed to become an effective Water Advocate for clean and safe water. It’s a great opportunity to help in specific ways, including letters to elected officials and newspaper editors, presentations to business and community organizations, and visits to legislative offices.
Water needs YOUR voice. Click here to view the flyer. To sign up, include your name, title, organization, address, e-mail, and telephone number. Submit your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. After you sign up, you will be contacted with additional information about the Water Advocates program. Thank you!
Advocates Webcast Recordings
Introduction to the Water Advocates Program - This webcast provided guidance on how you can join this
grassroots program and be a voice for the support of water infrastructure and
important policy matters. WEF staff explained how easy the program will make it for you to contact your elected
officials and ways you can increase understanding and
support by elected officials and the public.
How to Have a Successful Congressional Meeting - This webcast provided useful tips and guidance on how to schedule, prepare for, and have an effective meeting with a Member of Congress. Additionally, in preparation for the WEF/NACWA National Water Policy Forum & Fly-In on April 7 – 9, the webcast covered valuable information
about registration, the agenda, congressional meeting talking points, and
congressional meeting coordination assistance.