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AMWA names new CEO

AMWA names new CEO

June 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has announced Tom Dobbins, CAE, has been named the new CEO of the association. An experienced association executive, Dobbins served as CEO of the Aluminum Association and the American Composites Manufacturers Association and led the government affairs program at the American Council ofRead More

AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

April 11, 2022 at 5:59 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), representing large U.S. drinking water systems, used the opportunity of a Senate subcommittee hearing on implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) last week to reamplify its message that all metropolitan drinking water systems should have access to additionally subsidized Drinking Water StateRead More

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking  water funds, affordability assistance

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking water funds, affordability assistance

April 4, 2022 at 8:34 am 0 comments

The FY23 budget request released by the White House would boost EPA spending to $11.9 billion in 2023, (an increase from $9.56 billion in FY22), while providing full funding for a new drinking water system resilience program long championed by the drinking water sector and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).Read More

VanDe Hei steps down as AMWA CEO; Acting leadership named

VanDe Hei steps down as AMWA CEO; Acting leadership named

March 21, 2022 at 7:41 am 0 comments

With the retirement of AMWA CEO Diane VanDe Hei, who officially stepped down from her role on March 15, the AMWA board of directors has asked Michael Arceneaux to take the position of Acting CEO. Arceneaux has been with AMWA since 1995 and has served in various capacities, most recentlyRead More

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

March 14, 2022 at 8:29 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) this month expressed strong support for H.R. 6985, the Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW) Act, new legislation announced by Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) during his remarks at AMWA’s recent Water Policy Conference. The new legislation would reduce administrative burdens faced by drinking waterRead More

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

February 14, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) wrote to Democratic House and Senate leaders earlier in February in support of including funding for lead service line replacement projects and water affordability initiatives in the final version of legislation to implement President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) agenda. AMWA and otherRead More

Call for Speakers! Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C. for 8th annual event

Call for Speakers! Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C. for 8th annual event

February 7, 2022 at 5:50 am 0 comments

Organizers of the 2022 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its eight annual event to be held Aug. 17-18 in Washington, D.C. Please email your 200-word abstract by March 19, 2022. The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance managers with consultants, financial advisors, legalRead More

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

January 17, 2022 at 8:38 am 0 comments

EPA should recognize all drinking water and wastewater systems as eligible recipients of funding under the agency’s new Water Workforce Infrastructure Development Grant Program, four water sector associations wrote in a letter earlier in January. The letter, which was signed by AWWA, NACWA, and WEF, in addition to AWMA, came soonRead More

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

January 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Dec. 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) took effect, nearly a year after they were finalized by the then-outgoing Trump Administration. The Biden administration marked the occasion by announcing a new Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan that will seek to achieveRead More

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

December 17, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

In December, several water sector associations wrote to EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox to express concern and opposition to the agency’s plans to incorporate cybersecurity audits as part of utility sanitary surveys. The EPA proposal was included in its FY22 budget request to Congress and officials have beenRead More