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Congressional leaders to discuss infrastructure dollars, PFAS and more
at AMWA’s policy conference

From March 7 to 9, water utility executives from across the country will gather in Washington, DC, for AMWA’s 2022 Water Policy Conference (WPC). One of the sector’s most important events, the WPC provides leaders with an opportunity to engage with senators, representatives, and top officials in the Biden Administration for a policy outlook that will help shape utility operations and management for the year.

The water sector and nation have experienced a topsy-turvy two years. And now a new infrastructure bill has become law and several drinking water regulations are on the horizon. This year’s conference will provide general managers with the inside scoop on water policy.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will discuss the recent historic federal infrastructure dollars poured into the sector.

  • Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), co-creator of the bipartisan Congressional PFAS Taskforce, will share how Congress is addressing threats to drinking water from PFAS and other contaminants like lead.

  • Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will discuss recent progress on legislation to help utilities adapt to climate change and improve water affordability for low-income households.

AMWA also has invited U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox to share their perspectives on infrastructure funding, climate resilience, equity and affordability, workforce, and other issues impacting drinking water systems. Jennifer McLain, Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, has been invited to talk about the implementation of the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions, the agency’s progress on developing a drinking water standard for PFOA and PFOS and the Microbial and Disinfection Byproducts revisions workgroup.

One of the highlights of the WPC is peer-to-peer networking. This year’s event will provide one-of-a-kind experiences for organic conversations and sharing that don’t happen anywhere else. Attendees can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while discussing federal policy issues that are affecting utility management and operations.

To ensure the health and safety of members, AMWA is putting stringent protocols in place throughout the event and are tracking local COVID-19 guidelines. Visit the COVID page for a list of comprehensive measures.

Register for the event, reserve hotel accommodations, and engage on social platforms using #2022 WPC.