2017 Regional/Water District Issues Forum

April 11-12, 2017
Washington DC

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This forum is designed to specifically address Rural Water Association Member Regional and District Types of System issues.  Attendees will receive a personal briefing from the new administration leadership, key congressional staff and agency management.  This is the opportune time to influence the new administration on rural water issues, especially as it relates to our regional and district operations that are atypical in governance, management and finance than large metropolitan systems.


101 Constitution Ave NW
9th Floor Rotunda
Washington DC 20001


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  • $325.00 – Current WaterPro Online Community Member Price
  • $375.00 – WaterPro Online Community Membership Included
  • $400.00 – Event Registration Only

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The WaterPro Online Community will allow you to network with utility personnel, access training on new technology and regulations and discuss utility-specific topics with your peers. Click here to learn more!

Nearby  Hotels:

Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill




Phoenix Park Hotel




The George




Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill






Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

7:30am – 8:00am Registration (coffee & continental breakfast)

8:00am – 8:30am Welcome and IntroductionsSteve Fletcher, NRWA President

8:30am – 10:00am Infrastructure funding priorities for 2017

  • USDA Rural Utilities Service
  • Water Innovation Finance & Innovation Act (WIFIA) Funding
  • US Bureau of Reclamation
  • CoBank

10:30am – 11:30am 1926(b) Service Area Protection: The Legal PerspectiveJim Herring, Attorney at Law

1:00pm – 2:00pm The Appropriator’s ViewFitz Elder, Deputy Staff Director, Senate Appropriations

2:00pm – 3:00pm The Regulatory Outlook for 2017Dr. Peter Grevatt, USEPA Office of Groundwater & Drinking Water

3:30pm – 4:30pm The Next Farm Bill

4:30pm – 5:00pm New Products and Services to Meet Trending Utility NeedsSam Wade, NRWA CEO


Wednesday, April 11, 2017

8:30am – 9:30am EPA Administrator Vision for the Agency

10:00am – noon Evolving Cyber Security Threats to UtilitiesMichael Marlow, Automation Federation