For those who are unable to make it to Washington for Water Week, WEF is providing resources and suggestions for advocacy at home. This remote participation in Water Week is vital to our sector sending a loud and strong message.

Members of the Water Environment Federation and other water sector organizations from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C. on March 31 to April 6 for Water Week 2019. They will come together to advocate for national policies and resources necessary for clean, safe, and reliable water. Water Week 2019 will communicate the value of water to environmental protection, to economic development, and to job creation – and inspire action.

WEF’s involvement is centered on the National Water Policy Fly-In on April 3-4. The issues of infrastructure funding, water reuse, and research support will be front-and-center in 2019, and members of the water sector nationwide must make their voices heard on these critical priorities.



These infographics were created by WEF to be used in communicating the value of water and importance of investment in infrastructure. They can be used as handouts during discussions and shared on social media.

Water Week 2019 Policy Asks

Download 2019 Policy Asks 

If you have any questions about Water Week, please

contact Steve Dye

 Thank you for adding your voice to WEF’s advocacy for water!

Suggested Remote Activities

Contact your congressional office

Contact the offices of your members of Congress. Let them know it is Water Week and voice your support for the policy asks. Invite them to visit a water facility or project. 


Post to social media

Be active on social media. Use #WaterWeek2019 in your posts. Voice support for funding and policies outlined in the document. Tag your members of Congress. Follow and share posts from WEF on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Publish an op-ed or blog

Use the policy request document as the basis for an op-ed for the local newspaper or blog for your website. Include local examples of why water is important and why investment is needed.


Join WEF’s Water Advocates

It is a grassroots advocacy program that makes it easy for WEF members to engage with their federal elected officials on matters of importance to the water sector. Membership is free and you will raise your profile among your water professional colleagues as a champion for our sector.

National Water Policy Fly-In Prep Webcast

Water Week 2019 is almost here! Over 300 water professionals from across the nation will be in Washington, DC, on April 3-4, 2019. 

In March, WEF and others in the water sector will hold a webcast to help attendees prepare for the upcoming Fly-in!

Save the Date:  Fly-in Prep Webcast!

  • March 14, 2019
  • 1:00 - 2:30 PM, EST

You will soon be able to register for this webcast!

2019 Water Week Events



National Water Policy Fly-In | April 3-4, 2019

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20002

 Book your room!

Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, April 2

12:00 pm - 5:00pm       WEF Stormwater Institute Members Meeting

Wednesday, April 3     

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm      WEF NGICP Subscribers Luncheon

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm      YP Luncheon

1:00pm – 4:00pm         Registration

2:00pm – 5:00pm         Policy Fly-In Plenary Session | U.S. EPA Water Priorities

3:30pm – 5:00pm         Federal Agency Roundtables (CLOSED TO THE PRESS)

6:00pm – 7:30pm         Reception on Capitol Hill

Thursday, April 4

7:30am – 9:30am         Registration

8:00am – 10:00am       Congressional Breakfast (CLOSED TO THE PRESS)

10:15am                       Travel to Hill

11:00am – 12:15pm     Joint Water Week Briefing

12:00pm – 4:30pm       Congressional Office Visits

4:00pm - 5:00 pm         WEF Government Affairs Committee Meeting

5:30pm – 7:00pm         Closing Reception

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National Water Policy Fly-In

With more participation, reach and impact than ever before, you will not want to miss the 2020 National Water Policy Fly-In!

When:  April 27-28, 2020

Where:  Washington, DC


As the Trump Administration and Congress continue to focus on infrastructure investment, PFAS, and CWSRF funding — all bipartisan issues — it is crucial that policymakers hear directly from YOU about the challenges your utility, agency, and community face. Join us in DC to tell our lawmakers that sound policy and robust investment in water are critical for all Americans right now.

Together, we can move the levers of power, and continue advancing water priorities on the national and local levels.

Make your voice heard, and plan to attend today!

For more information, including a draft agenda, visit:

Questions or comments? Email: [email protected]