2017-2018 Member Profile Form(PDF – 42kb)

Who joins?

Any water resources organization or related industry that recognizes the need to promote a better understanding of the public value of America’s water resources and their importance to public safety, a competitive economy, national security, environmental quality and energy conservation.

Why join?

A strong voice in Washington, DC. Working closely with Congress, the Administration and Federal Agencies, NWC helps shape public policies affecting water resources. NWC monitors and interprets actions and developments, and intercedes on its members’ behalf.

Its reasonable approach to legislative quandaries has won NWC the respect of law makers. Whether testifying before Congress, commenting on proposed regulations or entering a federal court battle, NWC advocates for a sound and balanced approach to water resources policy and law.

Coalition Building

The National Waterways Conference works to keep diverse water resources interests pulling together for a common purpose. To that end, NWC has organized the National Waterways Alliance, an informal association of Washington-based organizations, companies, cooperatives, utilities, labor unions and others having a stake in water resources law and policy.

Up-to-Date Information

Rational decision-making requires timely, comprehensive data. NWC’s timely News Alerts, for members only, provide a reliable and accurate assessment of legislative and policy developments and the political shifts behind them. It is essential reading for those who want to stay abreast of the latest trends.

Research and Special Reports

Whenever specific water resources policy issues emerge in Washington, NWC is prepared with fact sheets and background materials. When warranted, NWC has commissioned and published impact statements, studies and technical papers to paint a more balanced picture of the issue in question. Since its formation, the National Waterways Conference has published several books and scores of reports and papers.

Meeting and Seminars

Recognized for its timely and provocative programs, NWC’s Annual Meeting held in September, features knowledgeable, articulate participants and keynoters. Speakers have included Cabinet officials, Governors, and Congressional and industry leaders. In addition to the informative presentations and panel discussions, the meeting offers numerous opportunities for networking. NWC’s Legislative Summit, held in March, features presentations by Members of Congress and senior officials from the Executive Branch. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with their Congressional delegations and attend the not-to-be-missed Congressional reception.

Become a Member

Members are the driving force behind NWC. A 45-member Board of Directors represents three categories of membership: corporate, public, and associations. Federal agencies and academic institutions may participate as associate members but cannot vote at membership meetings or hold office.

If you are interested in joining the broad coalition of NWC members, please complete and return the 2017-2018 Member Profile Form (PDF – 42kb)

Just fill it out and fax, mail or e-mail back to us and we’ll take care of the rest.