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Water Advocates

We are the experts.

Let’s speak with a loud, united voice. Speak up. Share your knowledge. It is more important now than ever. Inform government decision-makers and the public about the importance of water. 


Aging infrastructure, strict requirements, and continued economic pressures have put unprecedented stress on local governments and agencies that provide essential water services.

Elected officials are being called upon to make tough choices that will impact water quality and the viability of our communities for generations to come.

We know there is a better path—a path that leads to public appreciation for the value of water, investment in our essential water infrastructure, and a better quality of life for our states and communities.

WEF’s Water Advocates Program is a simple and effective way for you to become more involved with engaging elected officials and the public on important water issues. The Water Advocates Program provides training and engagement to promote grassroots advocacy before elected officials and the public with the goal of creating a network of trained water advocates in every state.

Join the Water Advocates Program. Send your contact info to wateradvocates@wef.org.
  

Testimonials

“It is exciting to be a part of what WEF’s Water Advocates Program can do through grassroots efforts concerning water policy in the legislative and regulatory arenas. It is more critical that our elected officials hear from their constituents on water matters to understand how policies could affect, positively or negatively, the utilities in their home state.

“Mobilization of member associations as water advocates is a powerful tool that WEF can empower to promote good water policy that protects public health and the environment and is fiscally the right thing for our water and wastewater utilities.”


Scott Cummings
CH2M Hill
WEF House of Delegates
Alabama WEA Government Affairs Committee Chair
Past Member of WEF Board of Trustees
Past Alabama WEA Presiden 

“It is necessary and effective for NYWEA and WEF members to advocate for our environmental causes in Washington. It is critical that elected officials hear our voices so that they will support our nation’s need for increased funding for clean water projects.”

Steven A. Fangmann, P.E.
D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C.
President, New York Water Environment Association

“The water advocacy grassroots effort works! Your representatives at the local, state, and federal level need and want to hear from us—about the issues our industry faces and solutions that will help resolve them. The more the message is heard, the more the problems are understood and, therefore, the more willing they become to work together to help make change by way of legislation.”

Douglas P. Clark
WPC Superintendent, City of Bowling Green, Ohio
WEF House of Delegate, Ohio WEA Government Affairs
Committee Vice Chair—Legislative Affairs