Water For Jobs, Join The Conversation That Can Boost Our Economy

By Dr. Mark LeChevallier – April 10, 2013 – Comment

Water quality and reliable water infrastructure are necessary for our communities and environment to thrive. Over 40 years of data shows that investing in water infrastructure helps the boost the economy. In addition, with resilient water infrastructure comes better enhancement for industries and businesses, which attracts more qualified workers and creates more jobs.

Coming up next week, The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its Water for Jobs partners are hosting a free event, both in person and available online, called the National Water Infrastructure Summit. American Water’s John Bigelow will be the moderator for the event, where leaders in local and state governments will share their thoughts and ideas about the need for better water infrastructure systems to ensure a better future for the environment.

The Water for Jobs campaign is raising awareness that water investment creates jobs, drives innovation, and safeguards public health. Water infrastructure is critical to protect the quality of life and the sustainability of our environment.

The event takes place on Tuesday, April 16 in Washington, DC from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and you can register here. Registration to attend in person closes today (April 10) at 5:00 p.m. Or you can register anytime to view the live stream at www.windrosemedia.com/windstream/wef.

If you’re interested in learning how upgrading our nation’s water infrastructure can also keep our economy growing, I hope you’ll participate or watch next Tuesday.