DUNCAN, Okla. – The National Rural Water Association has opened registration for the 2017 Regional/Water District Issues Forum, which will be held April 11-12 in Washington D.C. Registration information is available Here.
The District Forum was designed to address the unique needs of Utility Districts and Regional Water Systems. These utilities face unique challenges due to large service areas, miles of pipe that cross various jurisdictional boundaries and unique governmental structures. The Forum has evolved into a unique opportunity for all system leaders to get personal briefings on the latest issues and network with utility and agency leaders shaping the water industry.
The full agenda will not be finalized until political appointees are in position later this year. Previous forums have included presentations by Patrick Carroll, Chris Tomassi and Melissa Zimmerman, appropriators from the Interior and Agriculture Appropriations Committees; Rural Utility Service Administrator Brandon McBride; Jim Gebhardt and Ron Bergman of the EPA; Jeanette Manfra, Council to the DHS Secretary; Adam Sedgewick, Analyst at the National Institute for Standards and Technology; and Steve Mustard and Michael Marlow of the Automation Federation.