Make your voice heard! WEF’s Water Advocates program empowers you to share your knowledge and expertise to inform government decision-makers 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.

Let’s speak with a loud, united voice for water. The Water Advocates Program helps you to reach out to and connect with elected officials on important water quality issues.

Become a Water Advocate

Already a Water Advocate, visit the WEFCOM Water Advocates Community.


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Increase Water Appropriations in FY 2022

For fiscal year 2022, it is necessary that the appropriation amounts for the State Revovling Fund (SRF) programs be doubled. At least $2.8 billion is needed for the Clean Water SRF and $1.3 billion is needed for the Drinking Water SRF. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program also should be funded at $55 million for FY22.

Click below to reach out to your Senators and Representative.

Increase Water
Appropriations in FY22





Support Passage of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act!

As a water professional, please write your Members of Congress to strongly urge the House of Representatives to pass the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which will provide robust funding for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Water infrastructure impacts all Americans, as it protects public health and the environment and drives the economy. In fact, closing the investment gap in water infrastructure would generate more than $220 billion in annual economic activity and generate 1.3 million jobs over 10 years.

Click below to reach out to your Senators and Representative.

Always Include Water
in Infrastructure

WEF Government Affairs Committee

The Committee shall provide direction and leadership on the formation of government environmental policies, interaction with WEF members and MAs on these policies, and implementation of sound environmental policies.

Visit the Government Affairs Committee page for more information!

Apply for membership: Committee Membership Application

Email WEF's Government Affairs Manager Amy Kathman with any questions: [email protected]  

View the Government Affairs Committee Org. Chart

More WEF Advocacy Programs

WEF pursues many different advocacy and outreach through several programs aimed at various audiences. Explore these opportunties via the links below.