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05/19/2017 - NAWC President Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment
Martin Kropelnicki testified today on behalf of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and California Water Service Group before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment.

05/16/2017 - Statement from NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane on Infrastructure Week 2017
This week, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) joins over 150 organizations supporting Infrastructure Week 2017, May 15-19, to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans.


03/16/2017 - NAWC President Martin Kropelnicki Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
Martin Kropelnicki testified on behalf of California Water Service Group and The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today before the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

03/09/2017 - Statement by Michael Deane on the ASCE 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave the country’s water and wastewater systems grades of D and D+ respectively. The findings released by the ASCE affirm the urgent need to repair or replace aging water infrastructure to ensure resiliency for health, safety, and robust local economies.

10/25/2016 - NAWC Proud to Support National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is proud to support National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 23-29, organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

10/04/2016 - National Association of Water Companies Names Golden State Water Company as Winner of the NAWC Management Innovation Awards
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has named Golden State Water Company as the winner of the 2016 NAWC Management Innovation Awards for its water conservation communications program, the “Collaborative Conservation Education Campaign.” The announcement was made yesterday as part of the 2016 NAWC Water Summit in San Diego, California.

10/04/2016 - National Association of Water Companies Announces Appointments to the Board of Directors
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced the organization’s new board of directors at its annual Water Summit this week. Martin Kropelnicki, president and CEO of California Water Service Group, has been elected president of the NAWC board of directors. Kropelnicki replaces Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA. David Stanton, president of SUEZ North America

10/03/2016 - California Water Service’s Chris Whitley Named Winner of 2016 NAWC Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Chris Whitley of California Water Service (Cal Water) has been selected as the winner of the 2016 NAWC Living Water Award.

10/03/2016 - Water Challenges and Opportunities Are Focal Points of 2016 NAWC Water Summit
The nation’s thought leaders on the water-energy-telecommunications nexus, public policy, regulation, capital markets, cybersecurity and public-private partnerships come together at private water industry’s annual meeting

07/07/2016 - Members of the National Association of Water Companies Release Water Quality Reports
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today announced its member companies annual water quality reports are now available. These reports compare drinking water quality to state and federal standards and are required annually of water providers.

05/03/2016 - NAWC Raises a Glass of Tap Water to Celebrate Drinking Water Week
This week the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) toasts clean, safe and reliable drinking water in celebration of Drinking Water Week. Observed May 1-7, 2016, Drinking Water Week provides both water professionals and the communities they serve an opportunity to come together to recognize the essential role water has in our daily lives.

04/07/2016 - NAWC President Joe Gysel Testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Joe Gysel testified on behalf of EPCOR Water USA, Inc. and The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

03/02/2016 - NAWC Applauds Introduction of S. 2606
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) applauds the introduction of S. 2606 by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Michael Crapo (R-ID). The bill would remove the federal volume cap on private activity bonds (PABs) used for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

02/29/2016 - NAWC Announces Election Of President-Elect And Vice President
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced today the election of two nationally recognized industry leaders to new positions on its governance board.

02/05/2016 - Statement by National Association of Water Companies Executive Director Michael Deane on the Flint Water Crisis
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is closely monitoring the developments in Flint, Michigan, and our member companies stand ready to offer expertise and solutions to local, state, and federal officials.


02/03/2016 - Joint Statement from Water Sector Associations to their Respective Memberships Concerning the Flint Water Crisis
In light of the recent crisis in Flint, Michigan the leadership of the undersigned organizations have come together to share information and develop a collaborative and unified response to these unfolding events.

02/01/2016 - Severn Trent – North America Joins NAWC
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced that Severn Trent – North America has joined as an association member and Stephane Bouvier, Severn Trent – North America CEO, has been named a member of the NAWC Board of Directors.

11/23/2015 - NAWC Announces New Director Of Regulatory Relations
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that Grace Soderberg has been named as its new director of regulatory affairs.

10/07/2015 - National Association of Water Companies Announces Appointments to the Board of Directors
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced the organization’s new board of directors at its annual Water Summit earlier this week. Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA, has been elected president of the NAWC board of directors. Gysel replaces Walter Lynch, president and chief operating officer of regulated operations for American Water. Also, Martin

10/06/2015 - National Association of Water Companies Names Connecticut Water as Winner of the NAWC Management Innovation Awards
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has named Connecticut Water Company as the winner of the 2015 NAWC Management Innovation Awards for its customer protection program called “Be Sure Before You Open the Door.” The announcement was made yesterday as part of the 2015 NAWC Water Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.

10/05/2015 - SUEZ North America’s Elizabeth Watson Keddy Named NAWC Living Water Award Grand Prize Winner
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Elizabeth Watson Keddy of SUEZ North America has been selected as the grand prize winner of the 2015 NAWC Living Water Award. The announcement was made today as part of the 2015 NAWC Water Summit being held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

10/03/2015 - Building Public Trust the Focal Point of 2015 NAWC Water Summit
 Private water company executives, public utility officials, regulators and other industry leaders from across the country will gather in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 4-6 for the National Association of Water Companies’ (NAWC) 2015 Water Summit. The theme for this year’s meeting – Private Enterprise. Public Trust. – places timely emphasis on the private water sector

09/24/2015 - EPCOR Water USA’s Jeff Harrison Selected to Receive the NAWC Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Jeff Harrison of EPCOR Water USA has been selected as a recipient of the NAWC Living Water Awards. The Living Water Awards program, established in 2012, celebrates exemplary private water industry professionals who are “living water” through their commitment to quality, service and community.


09/17/2015 - SUEZ North America’s Elizabeth Watson Selected to Receive the NAWC Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Elizabeth Watson of SUEZ North America has been selected as a recipient of the NAWC Living Water Awards. The Living Water Awards program, established in 2012, celebrates exemplary private water industry professionals who are “living water” through their commitment to quality, service and the community.

08/31/2015 - West Virginia American Water’s Shannon Jeffers Selected to Receive the NAWC Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Shannon Jeffers of West Virginia American Water has been selected as a recipient of the NAWC Living Water Awards. The Living Water Awards program, established in 2012, celebrates exemplary private water industry professionals who are “living water” through their commitment to quality, service and community.

08/06/2015 - California American Water’s Victor Munguia Selected to Receive the NAWC Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Victor Munguia of California American Water has been selected as a recipient of the NAWC Living Water Awards. The Living Water Awards program, established in 2012, celebrates the exemplary private water industry professionals who are “living water” through their commitment to quality, service and community.

07/14/2015 - National Association of Water Companies Hosts Financial Forum
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will host the inaugural NAWC Financial Forum on July 15, 2015, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the TPK New York Conference Center in New York City.

07/10/2015 - National Association of Water Companies, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Release Report on Water-Energy Nexus
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have released a new report titled “A Survey of Energy Use in Water Companies.”

04/13/2015 - Statement by National Association of Water Companies Executive Director Michael Deane in Support of Water Week 2015
The National Association of Water Companies is a proud supporter of Water Week 2015 as thought leaders and water professionals from across the country gather in the nation’s capital this week to promote the stewardship and vita

04/02/2015 - Southeast Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies to Hold 2015 Water Infrastructure Summit
On Wednesday, April 29th through Thursday, April 30th , the Southeast Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will hold the 2015 Southeast Water Infrastructure Summit in Charleston, South Carolina at the Historic Francis Marion Hotel.

03/23/2015 - New Website Corrects Deliberately Misleading Information on Private Water Industry
TruthfromtheTap.com launched today, becoming the first fact-checking effort designed specifically to debunk false claims about the private water industry being made by groups like Food & Water Watch and Corporate Accountability International. The website exposes the mislea

01/16/2015 - Statement by National Association of Water Companies Executive Director Michael Deane on Obama Administration’s Water Infrastructure Proposals
The National Association of Water Companies applauds the Obama Administration for its proposals today to accelerate the important role of private sector capital and expertise in improving the nation’s infrastructure, including critical drinking water and wastewater systems.

10/10/2014 - United Water Named Winner of NAWC Management Innovation Awards
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce United Water as the winner of the 2014 NAWC Management Innovation Awards for its Use of Recycled Glass as Backfill Material by its New York utility. The NAWC Management Innovation Awards recognize member companies for their groundbreaking, industry-changing ideas. This year’s competition attracted a variety of entries

10/09/2014 - National Association of Water Companies Announces Board Appointments
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced the organization’s new board of directors at its annual Water Summit earlier this week. Walter Lynch, president and chief operating officer of regulated operations for American Water, has been named president of the NAWC board of directors. Lynch replaces Dennis Doll, chairman, president and CEO of Middlesex Water Company.

10/07/2014 - Duyen Tran Named NAWC Living Water Award Grand Prize Winner
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced Duyen Tran of CH2M HILL is the Grand Prize Winner for the 2014 NAWC Living Water Award. The announcement took place at the NAWC Water Summit.

10/06/2014 - National Association of Water Companies 2014 Water Summit Taps the Potential of the Private Water Industry
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) 2014 Water Summit began yesterday and will continue to connect top leaders from the private water sector with other key stakeholders through October 8 at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

09/26/2014 - American Water’s Julee Womack Selected to Receive NAWC Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Julee Womack of American Water Military Services Group has been selected to receive the NAWC Living Water Award.

09/18/2014 - National Association of Water Companies Praises U.S. House Committee’s Bipartisan Report on Public-Private Partnerships
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today announces its praise for the report, Public-Private Partnerships: Balancing the Needs of the Public and Private Sectors to Finance the Nation’s Infrastructure, released by the Transportation and Infrastructure Panel of the U.S. House of Representatives.


07/21/2014 - Statement by National Association of Water Companies Executive Director Michael Deane on the Build America Investment Initiative
On behalf of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), I commend President Barack Obama’s announcement of the Build America Investment Initiative. This government-wide program will provide the necessary support to increase public-private partnerships and other innovative financing mechanisms for investing in a “21st century American infrastructure.”


06/17/2014 - Cal Water’s Scott Bailey receives NAWC Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that California Water Service Company’s Scott Bailey has been selected to receive an NAWC Living Water Award. Bailey is the seventh private water professional to be recognized through this program, which was established in 2012 to celebrate the exemplary employees of NAWC member companies.

06/11/2014 - NAWC Member Companies Receive National Awards for Excellence in Water Quality
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) applauds our member companies recently recognized by the Partnership for Safe Water for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities. The awards were presented Monday during the 2014 American Water Works Association Annual (AWWA) Conference in Boston, Mass.

05/20/2014 - The National Association of Water Companies Applauds Introduction of S. 2345
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) applauds the introduction of S. 2345 by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Michael Crapo (R-ID).  Introduced on May 15, 2014, the bill would remove the volume cap on private activity bonds (PABs) used for drinking water and sewage treatment improvement projects. This is a companion to an earlier bill (H.R. 4237) introduced by Representatives

04/08/2014 - CH2M HILL's Duyen Tran Named NAWC Living Water Award Winner
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that CH2M HILL's Duyen Tran has been selected to receive an NAWC Living Water Award. Duyen is the sixth private water professional to be recognized through this program, which was established in 2012 to celebrate the exemplary employees of NAWC member companies.

03/20/2014 - Statement from Michael Deane, Executive Director of the National Association of Water Companies, Regarding World Water Day
Established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Water Day (March 22) is an annual, international celebration held to recognize the importance of clean water and raise awareness of the need for sustainable water solutions and resources. According to the Value of Water Coalition, a majority of Americans believe clean water is of vital importance to the nation – just 40% of Am

03/07/2014 - NAWC's Indiana Chapter to Hold 2014 Water Summit
On Thursday, March 13, the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will hold its second annual day-long event in Indianapolis for key stakeholders from the private and public sector. Attendees will hear from a number of industry experts and have the opportunity to discuss current issues and the latest challenges and solutions in water management.

01/29/2014 - The National Association of Water Companies Responds to the State of the Union Address
Decades of neglect have left aging water infrastructure systems across the U.S. in dire need of repair or replacement, as evidenced by the 650 water main breaks every day in our country. This is a national concern that puts communities at risk, and it deserves the attention of our leaders.

10/24/2013 - NAWC's Southeast Chapter to Hold 2013 Water Infrastructure Summit
On Wednesday, November 6 through Thursday, November 7, the Southeast Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will hold the 2013 Southeast Water Infrastructure Summit in Chattanooga, TN.

10/09/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces Steve Melanson as 2013 Living Water Awards Grand Prize Winner
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced Steve Melanson of Connecticut Water as the Grand Prize winner of the Living Water Awards. Melanson was presented with the award during the 2013 NAWC Water Summit, the annual gathering of leaders in the private water industry. 

10/09/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces Steve Melanson as 2013 Living Water Awards Grand Prize Winner
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced Steve Melanson of Connecticut Water as the Grand Prize winner of the Living Water Awards. Melanson was presented with the award during the 2013 NAWC Water Summit, the annual gathering of leaders in the private water industry. 

10/09/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces Aqua Pennsylvania as 2013 Management Innovation Awards Winner
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced the winner of the NAWC Management Innovation Awards at its 2013 Water Summit. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. received the 2013 honor for its Electricity Load Response Programs.

10/08/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces New Board of Directors
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today announced its new board of directors. Dennis Doll, chairman, president and CEO of Middlesex Water Company, has been named president of the NAWC board of directors and its executive committee. Doll replaces Robert Sprowls, president & CEO, American States Water Company.

10/07/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Releases Report on Alternative Regulation and Ratemaking Approaches for Water Companies
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announce the release of a report on regulatory mechanisms that can help the U.S. water sector address much-needed infrastructure investment in the coming decades. 

09/17/2013 - Bruce Hauk Appointed to Partnership for Safe Water Steering Committee
Bruce Hauk, a 17-year water industry professional, has been appointed to the Partnership for Safe Water Steering Committee for a three-year term.

09/05/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces 2013 NAWC Water Summit Distinguished Writers Panel
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will hold a Distinguished Writers Panel as part of the 2013 NAWC Water Summit, to be held October 6–9, 2013 in San Diego, California.

08/28/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Receives “Outstanding Achievement” Honor from the Interactive Media Awards
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today announced that its Living Water Awards initiative has received an “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Interactive Media Awards (IMA).

08/26/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Partners with GOVERNING for FutureStructure Summit 2013: Water, Waste & Energy
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will partner with GOVERNING magazine as a sponsor of the FutureStructure Summit 2013: Water, Waste & Energy, to be held August 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

08/08/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces 2013 NAWC Water Summit Keynote Speakers
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today announced Mark Halperin, editor at large and regular contributor to TIME and senior political analyst for MSNBC and John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine’s Power Grid column and political analyst for MSNBC will be headline speakers for the 2013 NAWC Water Summit.

07/15/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces NAWC Living Water Award Recipient
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that Steve Melanson of Connecticut Water has been selected to receive an NAWC Living Water Award. 

05/22/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces NAWC Living Water Award Recipient
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that Christopher Parker of CH2M HILL has been selected to receive an NAWC Living Water Award.

04/16/2013 - Private Water Service Providers Deliver Annual Report to Congress
Hosted by the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), this annual "Report to Congress" provides executives and water system managers from NAWC’s member companies with the opportunity to personally educate their elected officials about providing a vital public service.

04/02/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces NAWC Living Water Award Recipient
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that Ray Cywinski, manager, watershed & environment resources for United Water, has been selected to receive an NAWC Living Water Award.

04/01/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Applauds Key Elements of Rebuild America Partnership
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) – the organization exclusively representing America’s private water industry – today commended the Obama Administration’s recognition that the private sector is an integral partner in investing in and securing our nation’s water infrastructure systems for the future.

03/13/2013 - National Association of Water Companies Calls on Congress to Support Solutions to Nation's Water Infrastructure Financing Needs
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) testified today before Congress about financing solutions to increase much-needed investments in the country's water and wastewater infrastructure. The NAWC was represented by Jeffry Sterba, president and CEO of American Water, NAWC's largest member.

02/13/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Responds to the State of the Union Address
“We are pleased that the President recognizes the need for private investments and partnerships to meet our collective infrastructure challenges. America’s private water companies are already putting these concepts into practice, using innovative financing tools, partnerships and the latest technology to create tomorrow’s infrastructure today."

02/06/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launch Water Is Your Business
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of Water Is Your Business, an activation campaign designed to dramatically increase local dialogue on the critical need to address our nation’s decaying water infrastructure.

02/05/2013 - NAWC Announces New Scholarship Program to NARUC Rate School
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Sharon Gascon Scholarship to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Rate School.

02/01/2013 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces NAWC Living Water Award Recipient
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce that José de Jesus of USA-PA, a Middlesex Water Company affiliate, has been selected as the second recipient of an NAWC Living Water Award.

12/21/2012 - NAWC & Other Safe Water Advocates Applaud Publication of Revised Total Coliform Rule
NAWC joined a diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations in applauding yesterday’s announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water. A pre-publication copy of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) was released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks.

12/10/2012 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces Inaugural Recipient of NAWC Living Water Award
NAWC is pleased to announce that California Water Service Company’s (Cal Water) Jan Mirts has been named as the first recipient of an NAWC Living Water Award.

10/10/2012 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces 2012 Management Innovation Awards Winners
The winners of the NAWC Management Innovation Awards include California Water Service Company's (Cal Water) First Prize for its Emergency Notification Application, with Second Prize given to United Water for its Human Resources Employee Service Center.

10/10/2012 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors and New President
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today announced that Robert J. Sprowls, president & CEO, American States Water Company (AWR), has been named president of the NAWC board of directors and its executive committee.

10/08/2012 - The National Association of Water Companies Announces “Living Water Awards” Social Media Initiative at 2012 NAWC Water Summit
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announces the launch of the “NAWC Living Water Awards,” a program intended to recognize outstanding private water industry professionals.

09/25/2012 - National Association of Water Companies Announces Keynote Speakers for 2012 NAWC Water Summit
NAWC announces Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2012 NAWC Water Summit on Monday, October 8 at 8:45 a.m. EDT.

02/28/2012 - National Association of Water Companies Testifies before Congress on Solutions to Nation’s Water Infrastructure Financing Needs
Jeffry Sterba, president and CEO of American Water Works Company, NAWC’s largest member, spoke to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment during a hearing entitled “A Review of Innovative Financing Approaches for Community Water Infrastructure Projects.” 

01/25/2012 - National Association of Water Companies Responds to State of the Union
The National Association of Water Companies urges President, Congress to consider out-of-sight, out-of-mind water infrastructure. We applaud the President's emphasis on rebuilding our infrastructure, and water service is a key component of that.

11/17/2011 - National Association of Water Companies Praises Repeal of Withholding Tax
On Thursday, November 16, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 674 – bipartisan legislation. This marked the final stage in the legislative process to fully repeal the three percent Withholding Tax mandate enacted in Section 511 of the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005. The repeal will now be sent to the President for his signature.

10/31/2011 - NAWC Discusses Water Implications of the World’s Population Reaching 7 Billion
The world’s population reaching 7 billion highlights private water industry’s contributions to the future of water management. Click here to read a quote from NAWC Executive Director, Michael Deane.

10/25/2011 - Deadline Approaching for Applications to the Leadership Center
The 2012 Water & Wastewater Leadership Center is a cooperative venture of the following associations -- NAWC, WEF, AWWA, NACWA, AMWA.

10/05/2011 - NAWC Announces 2011 Management Innovation Award Winners
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced the NAWC Management Innovation Award winners at the 2011 NAWC Water Summit. The NAWC Management Innovation Awards offer a unique opportunity for NAWC members to be recognized for new and innovative programs that have benefitted their organization, their customers, the communities they serve or the water industry as a whole.

10/04/2011 - Local Leaders Discuss California’s Water Challenges & Solutions at 2011 NAWC Water Summit
The 2011 NAWC Water Summit hosted local leaders from San Diego and Los Angeles to discuss the benefits of public-private partnerships in the water industry. The panel, titled “Water is Your Business: Local Leaders on Building Partnerships,” was part of the Water is Your Business initiative.  

10/04/2011 - National Association of Water Companies Announces 2011–2012 Board of Directors and New President
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced today that Lisa Sparrow, President & CEO, Utilities, Inc., has been named president of the NAWC Board of Directors. Sparrow, who joined Utilities, Inc. in April 2002, assumes the NAWC Board presidency from Eric W. Thornburg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Connecticut Water Company.

09/28/2011 - 2011 NAWC Water Summit to Host Local Leaders to Discuss California’s Water Challenges & Solutions
On October 4, the 2011 NAWC Water Summit will host local leaders from San Diego and Los Angeles to discuss the benefits of public-private partnerships in the water industry. Panelists will describe how they set objectives and expectations for water infrastructure and reliable service in the face of supply challenges.

09/16/2011 - National Association of Water Companies Responds to President Obama’s Infrastructure Bank Proposal
President Barack Obama delivered a jobs speech to a joint session of Congress to urge congressional leaders to pass the American Jobs Act, a bill that would create an American Infrastructure Financing Authority – or “infrastructure bank” – to facilitate infrastructure projects nationwide. The NAWC stresses the need for incentives to move water forward.

08/23/2011 - National Association of Water Companies Announces Leading Writers to Speak at 2011 NAWC Water Summit
Water Author’s Forum will feature discussions on solutions, future challenges. Renowned authors Robert Glennon, David Zetland, Steve Maxwell and Brian Fagan will join moderator, Christopher Gasson, at the 2011 NAWC Water Summit.

06/15/2011 - Water For People Gala Raises $80,000 at Inaugural Women in Water Event
NAWC-sponsored event recognizes actions of women in water, celebrates industry and government partnerships to provide sustainable water solutions and hygiene education worldwide.

06/10/2011 - Members of the National Association of Water Companies Work with North Carolina Groups to Solve Complex Water Challenges
Opposition groups continue to offer false claims.

05/25/2011 - Under Secretary of State Maria Otero to Headline DC's Water For People Gala to Recognize Women in Water
Event celebrates belief that through coordination with non-profits, governments, communities and the private sector, we can provide everyone with safe water and hope for the future

05/02/2011 - National Association of Water Companies Celebrates National Drinking Water Week
Highlights the importance of tap water, encourages investment in water infrastructure

04/29/2011 - National Association of Water Companies Applauds Efforts to Improve Aging Transportation and Water Infrastructure
Groups aim to change the conversation, advance improvement agenda at Washington summit

04/19/2011 - National Association of Water Companies Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Water For People Gala to Honor Women in Water
Event affirms water is a women’s issue and will recognize worldwide actions of women in water

03/09/2011 - Water Service Providers Deliver Annual Report to Congressional Leaders
NAWC members brief Members of Congress on sustainable water infrastructure solutions

10/27/2010 - National Association of Water Companies names Eric W. Thornburg President of the NAWC Board of Directors


09/27/2010 - National Association of Water Companies to Participate in Water Innovations Alliance Conference


09/20/2010 - National Association of Water Companies Applauds Senate Passage of Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act


07/10/2010 - U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Water Companies Launch “Water Is Your Business” Series
Partnership Highlights Best Practices to Improve Economic Competitiveness for Businesses

05/18/2010 - National Association of Water Companies Supports National Public Works Week, Honors Clean Water Act Creators


04/28/2010 - National Association of Water Companies Supports Senate Action on Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2010
Bill to Remove Barrier to Water Infrastructure Investment Would Create Small Business Opportunities and Jobs

03/23/2010 - National Association of Water Companies Applauds House Passage of Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010
Urges Senate to Quickly Consider HR 4849’s Significant Measures for Infrastructure Improvement

03/17/2010 - National Association of Water Companies Applauds House Ways and Means Committee Passage of Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010
Urges House to Quickly Bring Important Infrastructure Investment Bill to the Floor for Passage

03/08/2010 - Water Service Providers to Deliver Annual Report to Congressional Leaders
National Association of Water Companies Members to Brief Elected Officials on Private Water Solutions

02/09/2010 - Water Research Foundation Appoints Dennis W. Doll to Board of Trustees
Seasoned Industry Executive to Support Foundation Mission to Advance the Science of Water

11/13/2009 - National Association of Water Companies Announces 2009–2010 Board of Directors
Aquarion Company’s Charles Firlotte named President of the NAWC Board of Directors

10/22/2009 - Water Utility Industry Supports Sustainability, Water Conservation through Management Innovations
National Association of Water Companies Announces 2009 Management Innovation Awards

07/29/2009 - Experts Find Consensus in Meeting Water Infrastructure Challenges
NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane Joins Aspen Institute Panel Discussion to Define Sustainable Path Forward

07/15/2009 - National Association of Water Companies Calls on Congress to Encourage Responsible Water Use, Sustainable Infrastructure Investment
Expresses Serious Concerns Regarding Proposed Water Protection and Reinvestment Act of 2009

06/02/2009 - National Association of Water Companies Names Michael Deane as Executive Director
Deputy Executive Director and Director of Strategic Development Assumes Association’s Primary Leadership Position

06/01/2009 - National Association of Water Companies Welcomes Members of the Water Partnership Council
Continues focus on solutions to nation’s critical water and wastewater challenges

05/14/2009 - National Association of Water Companies Supports Reauthorization of Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds


05/07/2009 - National Association of Water Companies Names Michael Deane Deputy Executive Director and Director of Strategic Development
Former EPA official brings decades of water industry and issue expertise

03/05/2009 - NAWC Calls on Law Makers to Carefully Examine Infrastructure Funding Options
Executive director cautions against restricting access to customers of investor owned utilities

01/22/2009 - Private Water Providers Request Access to DW-SRF


01/15/2009 - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) Introduces the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act
H.R. 537 Provides Important Avenue for Essential Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Financing
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