Water Week

Save the date for Water Week 2024: April 7-13, 2024

Water Week

Each year Water Week 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.

Water Week 2025 will be April 7-13, 2025

  • 2025 Policy Fly-In Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2025
  • Government Affairs Community Meeting: Wednesday, April 9, 2025, exact time TBD
  • Water Week Reception: Evening of Wednesday, April 9, 2025
  • WEF/NMSA Stormwater Policy Forum: April 7, 2025 (registration opening in early February)
  • Hotel: The Policy Fly-In will take place at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 484-1000. 

National Water Policy Fly-In | April 9, 2025

Registration opens this winter!

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The one-day event will take place on April 9, 2025, where attendees will gather to network and hear from key senior EPA and other government officials. The afternoon will be reserved for attendees to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill and, finally, attendees will round out the day with friends and colleagues at the 2025 Water Week Reception.  A joint one-pager will be available for attendees to use as a “leave behind” when attending Hill visits. You view the one-pager used in 2024 below. 

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

2024 Join One-Paper


National Stormwater Policy Forum | April 7, 2025


660 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Attend in person or virtually!Registration will open this winter.

 

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Water Environment Federation’s Young Professional Scholarship

This scholarship will cover the registration cost to attend the National Water Policy Fly-In during Water Week 2025 in Washington, DC, as well as provide a  stipend to help cover transportation, lodging and food costs. Application will be available in early 2025.


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 #WaterWeek2025 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 2024 | April 7-13

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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