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Water Week 2023

Plan to join us in Washington, D.C.for Water Week 2023, April 23 – 29.

Water Week 2023 invites water professionals from across the nation to help advance key water policy priorities such as sustained growth in federal infrastructure investment, addressing water affordability, supporting water research & development and advancing sound science-based solutions, and making our critical infrastructure more resilient.

Calendar of Events

Monday, April 24

  • Noon-5 p.m. — WEF & National Municipal Stormwater Association Stormwater Policy Forum (by invitation only)
  • 6-8 p.m. — Stormwater Reception*

Tuesday, April 25

  • a.m. TBD — Stormwater Fly-In Capitol Hill visits
  • 8:30 – 9:30 am — Young Professional Scholarship Recipients Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am — WEF Government Affairs Committee Meeting
  • 1-5 p.m. — National Water Policy Fly-In – Federal Agencies Updates
  • 5–6 p.m. — Fly-In Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 26

  • 8-11 a.m. — Congressional updates
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Fly-In Capitol Hill meetings
  • 5:30-7 p.m. — Water Week Congressional Reception

* Event potentially may change

Young Professionals Scholarships

WEF is offering scholarships to Young Professionals (YPs) interested in attending the National Water Policy Fly-In during Water Week 2023.

YPs can receive a $400 scholarship and waived registration. Awardees are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and any other expenses.

We are specifically looking for YPs from Delaware, West Virginia, Missouri, Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Kentucky, Maine, Oregon, Texas, and North Carolina. However, scholarships are available to all YPs.

2023 YP Scholarship Application

The application deadline is March 16, 2023. Awardees will be notified before March 28, 2023.

Questions? Email Amy Kathman

National Water Policy Fly-In | April 25-26

ww-2020-logo.pngThe two-day event will begin on Tuesday afternoon, April 25 where attendees will gather to network and hear from key senior EPA and other government officials. The agenda will continue Wednesday morning, April 26 where prominent Members of Congress will deliver remarks. Wednesday afternoon will be reserved for attendees to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill – which is once again fully open to the public. Finally, attendees will round out the week with friends and colleagues at the 2023 Water Week Reception.

The Fly-In is co-hosted by WEF, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Research Foundation, and the WateReuse Association.

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Fly-In Hotel

Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf
480 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC. 20024
(202) 484-1000

Discounted rate: $319 per night plus applicable taxes
Reservations must be made by Monday, April 3, 2023, to receive the discounted rate, while rooms are available.


Infrastructure Infographics

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

How to Participate in Water Week

  • 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 #WaterWeek2023 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. 

If you have any questions about Water Week, please contact Steve Dye at sdye@wef.org.

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Water Week 2023 | April 23-29

Join water professionals from across the nation to help advance key water policy priorities such as sustained growth in federal infrastructure investment, addressing water affordability, supporting water research & development and advancing sound science-based solutions, and making our critical infrastructure more resilient.

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