Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing

Monday Morning Briefing: November 4, 2019

  • AMWA outlines considerations for EPA’s development of harmful algal blooms policy
  • Senate signs off on EPA funding bill
  • CWSRF reauthorization, resilience program expansion advance in wastewater policy bill
  • “Skinny” defense bill would cut out PFAS
  • Spaces still available for 2020 Water & Wastewater Leadership Center
  • November marks Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
  • Water workforce webinar recording available online
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: October 28, 2019

  • New board members elected, affordability policy approved at AMWA conference
  • Final WOTUS repeal makes its way to Federal Register
  • AMWA reiterates call for strong funding for water infrastructure
  • House and Senate bills would establish water affordability programs
  • Threat Analysis Report highlights current water sector risks
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Monday Morning Briefing: October 21, 2019

  • Newport welcomes AMWA’s 2019 management conference
  • AMWA releases primer on insurance, bond ratings, and climate risk
  • AMWA’s 2019 awards recognize utility achievement and individual contributions to water sector
  • AMWA backs bill to expand drinking water resilience program
  • AMWA and AWWA submit comments on EPA’s update to water quality certification regulations
  • Senate bill tries to nudge distressed water systems toward partnerships
  • Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Training Available
  • October 23 water workforce webinar focuses on successful utility initiatives
  • Water Utility Climate Alliance hosting free climate science workshop
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: October 14, 2019

  • Long-awaited Lead and Copper Rule proposal introduces new “trigger level,” requires community service line inventories
  • Fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water advocacy day is October 23
  • October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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Monday Morning Briefing: October 7, 2019

  • EPA obtains another six-month extension to finalize perchlorate regulation
  • Partnership to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure at Schools and Childcare Facilities announced by EPA
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants application period now open
  • Water workforce webinar series launches October 23

Monday Morning Briefing: September 30, 2019

  • House panel promotes potpourri of PFAS proposals
  • Inspector general says EPA must improve oversight of drinking water public notification requirements
  • Latest spending bills offer slight boosts for EPA, NOAA
  • Senate signs off on funding extension
  • Assistant Secretary of the Army orders additional consultation on reservoir rule
  • WaterISAC webinar concludes risk and resilience assessment series
  • Second NOAA webinar on inland flooding scheduled for Wednesday

Monday Morning Briefing: September 23, 2019

  • House votes to extend FY19 funding levels into November
  • Leadership Center accepting applications for 2020 executive education program
  • Webinar today on inland flooding in a changing climate
  • EPA seeks guidance for developing new harmful algal bloom policy
  • New SRF for hazard mitigation projects gets committee okay
  • EWG releases study considering the cumulative cancer risk of drinking water contaminants in the U.S.
  • Hotel deadline for Executive Management Conference is September 30
  • AMWA shares resilience webinar slides
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: September 16, 2019

  • 2015 WOTUS rule is no more as EPA and Army Corps finalize repeal
  • EPA seeks comment and commitment following release of draft National Water Reuse Action Plan
  • White House levies criticism against Senate PFAS provisions
  • Lawmakers signal support for preserving water sector CFATS exemption
  • Management conference hotel deadline is September 30
  • Slides from AMWA climate equity webinar now available
  • EPA seeks nominations for Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee
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Monday Morning Briefing: September 9, 2019

  • PFAS legislation, spending bills headline fall congressional agenda
  • AMWA to host free climate equity webinar this week
  • September 17: AMWA/NACWA webinar on resiliency
  • AMWA raises substantial concerns with EPA procedures for significant new use rules
  • This week in Congress

Monday Morning Briefing: September 2, 2019

  • AMWA to host free webinar on climate equity
  • State primacy agencies release white paper on creating lead service line inventories
  • WaterISAC releases first webinar from risk and resilience assessment series
  • AMWA office closed for Labor Day