Waters will advocate the organisation’s public policy positions and improve member involvement in the development of key water laws and regulations. She will also monitor, analyse, and report on federal water quality legislation and regulations and their potential impact on WEF members. Her responsibilities include managing grassroots member involvement, working with WEF Member Associations to develop effective state legislative programs, and supporting outreach on public policy matters to key external audiences such as elected officials, water utilities, manufacturers, and consulting firms. Waters will also be representing and advocating for WEF as well as developing strategies to help build support for its strategic priorities and programmes.
“Amanda brings a wealth of outside-the-beltway knowledge and experience that will be very valuable to growing our advocacy efforts,” said Tim Williams, senior director of government affairs. “She’ll be helping WEF to shape legislation and regulation that’s in the best interests of clean water and public health.”
Waters most recently served as deputy executive director and general counsel at Sanitation District No. 1 in Fort Wright, Kentucky, USA. She was also policy advisor and later deputy general counsel to the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, and visiting professor at Wesleyan University in the US.