SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

April 14, 2016 10:58 ET

Mayors to Focus on Water Issues in U.S. Cities

April 14-15 | Hollywood, FL

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 14, 2016) - The U.S. Conference of Mayors, through its Mayors' Water Council, will hold a two-day meeting in Hollywood (FL) focused on water issues in cities today and tomorrow, April 14th and 15th.

Led by Council Co-Chairs Joy Cooper, Mayor of Hallandale Beach (FL) and Jill Techel, Mayor of Napa (CA), the Mayors Water Council assists cities in their efforts to provide safe, affordable and adequate water and wastewater services and infrastructure in the 21st Century. 

Specifically, the meeting will address local water-sewer issues that cities face -- including the Flint (MI) Water Crisis. Mayors and experts will also address water supply issues with a focus on desalination, water recycling and water conservation, as well as current EPA policies that impact local affordability.

During their discussions, mayors will highlight the mayors' urban agenda -- The 2016 Mayors' Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action -- that calls on the Presidential candidates and Congress to INVEST in and PROTECT America's cities and metro areas. Developing healthy, safe, affordable and modern water and wastewater systems is one of the key items on the Mayors' agenda.

The Mayors Water Council meeting is CLOSED TO PRESS, but mayors are available for interviews upon request by contacting Judy Sheahan at jsheahan@usmayors.org.

WHAT: The U.S. Conference of Mayors -- Mayors' Water Council Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, 2016

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

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