A Review of 112th Congress, the Legislative and Regulatory Landscape Impacting the Water Sector, and an Update on the WEF/AWWA Fly-In Event


Introduction: This webcast is intended to provide an overview of the changes in the legislative landscape and how the 112th Congress will likely act (or not act) on pending legislation related to Clean Water/Safe Drinking Water issues. Regulatory updates are also provided on actions that have a likely impact on the water sector. Lastly, there is an overview of the upcoming fly-in hosted by WEF and AWWA and how this fly-in benefited those involved.


  • Changes in Congress Impacting Water Sector
  • Water Sector Legislation
  • Regulatory Updates on Clean Water/Safe Drinking Water Issues
  • WEF/AWWA Fly-In Update

  • Susan Bodine
  • Tom Curtis, American Water Works Association
  • Tim Williams, Water Environment Federation

  • Bob Matthews, CDM

The recent significant political shift in Congress will impact and shape issues such as funding and regulative oversight. These shifts impact the regulatory community, which is also tackling many rule making efforts and other regulatory actions related to the water sector. The changes taking place at the Federal level will likely impact large segments of the Clean Water/Drinking Water communities. Updates in these areas will help to keep water professionals on the cutting edge of potentially significant changes impacting their utility or company. The WEF/AWWA Fly-in is an avenue that provides direct access for water professionals to their Congressional state and district representatives. The information presented will provide background information and an overview on how this event is valuable to the water community.

Cooperating Organizations: This webcast was organized by the Government Affairs Committee.

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