How water flows through Congress
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 25, 2013
Water Citizen has launched a new program called the Keys to Water in Congress (KWIC). The KWIC program was developed in recognition of how critical it is for Water Citizens (people who are passionate about water) to have a basic understanding of “how water flows through Congress.” The KWIC program will provide tools and information for anyone who wants to track, testify on, and transform legislation on Water in Congress – regardless of their issue or position.
The Water Citizen KWIC program will be kicked off with a free webinar that will provide a wide range of information about what the program will be offering and how it works. The KWIC program was developed as a way to support Water Citizens who want to engage on water issues in Congress, and to provide a better understanding of the people, the processes, and the ways to participate.
The webinar will be led by Dr. Cat Shrier, a 20+ year veteran of water resources planning, innovation and policy, who has been inspired by the passion of “the water community” to become the founder of Water Citizen and create the Keys to Water In Congress program. Dr. Shrier said “I look forward to providing an interactive program and developing a community of people who can share their experiences with the Water in Congress - and have fun doing it.”
One of the preliminary topics will be discussing how and when the legislative process works. The next topic will be learning who does what exactly in Congress concerning water legislation. This includes how to identify and connect with the key members of Congress and staff. Finally the last topic will be showing how people can be a part of the process. “Knowing more” about Water in Congress means understanding how to track and understand key players and legislation – without necessarily involving advocacy or lobbying activities.
More information is available at the KWIC website (http://www.waterincongress) as well as on Twitter @WaterInCongress and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Water-In-Congress/571959202852800.
The KWIC program is consistent with Water Citizen’s mission as an advocacy-free communications and education company for people passionate about water. Water Citizen’s goals are to elevate the water dialogue, improve the water information infrastructure, and “make water sexy.”
Water Citizen is a non-partisan, non-advocacy media communication organization, providing water news, education, and WaterTainment(TM) for people who are passionate about water. Water Citizen does not engage in lobbying activities. For more information visit http://www.WaterInCongress.Com & http://www.WaterCitizen.com.