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NGWA Smart Water Policies Virtual Fly-In

 

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2022 NGWA Smart Water Policies Virtual Fly-In

April 26-27

The 2022 NGWA Smart Water Policies Virtual Fly-In will give you the opportunity to advocate for the issues that impact the groundwater industry from the comfort of your home, office, or drill rig.

Once registered, NGWA will schedule attendees’ virtual meetings or phone calls with their representatives’ offices in Washington, D.C. We will also help prepare attendees with a virtual prep-session and a document of NGWA policy priorities.

The NGWA Smart Water Policies Virtual Fly-In will include:

  • Two virtual educational sessions covering supply chain disruptions and national water policies
  • Online advocacy opportunities
  • Prep-session with information on NGWA policy priorities and tips for a successful meeting with your representative.

We will be updating this page soon with a full schedule of events and list of speakers, so please bookmark it and remember to check back. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email NGWA Public Relations and Government Affairs Manager Ben Frech at bfrech@ngwa.org or call (800) 551-7379, ext. 1570.

 

Program ➤

NGWA Smart Water Policies Virtual Fly-In schedule of events

Times listed are in ET.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

11:00-11:45 a.m.Policy Update, Meeting Preparation, and Grassroots Advocacy — Ben Frech, NGWA Public Relations and Government Affairs Manager

12:00-1:00 p.m.State of the Industry: Federal Action on Water Quality — During this virtual briefing, you will learn more about U.S. federal legislative and regulatory actions to improve drinking water quality.

Featured speakers —

  • Navis Bermudez, Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Water
  • U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan)
  • U.S. Representative David Valadao (D-California)
  • Xochitl Torres Small, Under Secretary for Rural Development at the USDA

Moderator — Pauli Undesser, MWS, CAE, Executive Director, Water Quality Association

This event is sponsored by the Water Quality Association and NGWA as a part of Water Week 2022.

1:00-5:00 p.m.Reserved for congressional meetings.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m.Navigating Supply Chain Disruption — This virtual educational briefing will focus on the current status of the supply chain. A panel of industry experts will be discussing causes of supply chain disruption and how businesses have pivoted in response.

Moderator — Water Quality Association President Jim Stern, A.O. Smith

Presentation — Bill Donohue, President, Executive Director, GENEDGE Alliance (MEP/NIST)

Roundtable discussion featuring —

  • Mike Smudz, Amtrol Global Supply Chain Director
  • Chuck Chaitovitz, Chamber of Commerce
  • Bill Donohue, GENEDGE Alliance
  • Marcus Meyers, Regional Purchasing Director, Grundfos

This event is sponsored by the Water Quality Association and NGWA as a part of Water Week 2022.

1:00-5:00 p.m.Reserved for congressional meetings.

Fees and registration ➤

Due to the time required to schedule the congressional meetings, registration for the NGWA Smart Water Policies Virtual Fly-In closed April 11, 2022.

Participating in this virtual event ➤

  • The time for this virtual event is shown in Eastern Time (ET) — click here to view the time in your time zone.
  • After registering for this event, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your registration.
  • As we approach the event, you will receive instructions via email for accessing the educational sessions and details on your individual meetings during Fly-In.