News | July 11, 2018

AWWA And WEF Launch New Symposium On Affordability

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) have announced the launch of the inaugural Transformative Issues Symposium on Affordability. The event will be held August 6-7 in Washington, D.C.

The Symposium will draw water sector professionals from across North America to discuss issues associated with affordability. Presentations will be delivered by thought leaders while engaging attendees in facilitated discussions to foster the exchange of ideas on affordability.

Event topics will focus on identifying affordability concerns, overcoming legal and regulatory barriers, customer assistance programs, utility rate setting and infrastructure financing. Affordability programs implemented by water and wastewater utilities will also be shared.

Event speakers will include utility leaders, consultants and public officials, who will address affordability metrics, utility case studies, third-party partnerships and difficult-to reach customers.

The deadline for early registration is Friday, July 13 at midnight ET.

To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, visit the event webpage.

Media note: Accredited members of the media may attend at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Public Affairs.

About The American Water Works Association
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

About The Water Environment Federation (WEF)
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. For more information, visit

SOURCE: American Water Works Association