LIHWAP World Water Week FY2021

The Office of Community Services’ World Water Week 2021

Building Resilience Faster: Partnering to Increase Availability, Affordability, and Access to Quality Water and Wastewater Services
August 23, 2021 — August 27, 2021, 2:00 — 3:30 PM (ET)

We are pleased to announce that the Office of Community Services (OCS) will host Building Resilience Faster: Partnering to Increase Availability, Affordability, and Access to Quality Water and Wastewater Services, a series of events in observance of World Water Week 2021, August 23 - 27, 2021.

Join OCS for a week of learning focused on water and wastewater needs across America. The events will address economic, racial, and geographic disparities that impact access to water and wastewater resources by low-income individuals and communities. We will discuss efforts on the local and federal level to address these disparities and how, collectively, we can support increasing access to water and wastewater resources for all.

Follow along with the events on social media using #OCSWorldWaterWeek2021:

Click below for detailed information on each World Water Week event:
Monday, August 23, 2021:
Setting the Stage: A Look at the Water and Wastewater Landscape Across the United States

Tuesday, August 24, 2021:
Leveraging LIHWAP and CSBG Resources

Wednesday, August 25, 2021:
Illuminating the Work of the Rural Community Development Program and its Efforts to Address Water and Waste water Needs in Low-Income, Rural Communities

Thursday, August 26, 2021:
Challenges and Opportunities: A Discussion on Disparities and Possibilities for Improving Access to Quality Wastewater Services

Friday, August 27, 2021:
Voices from the Field: A Virtual Roundtable with Water Stakeholders and Advocates

About OCS

The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities and agencies to reduce the causes of poverty, increase opportunity and economic security of individuals and families, and revitalize communities. OCS administers over $9 billion in mandatory, discretionary and emergency grants through seven complex social service and community development programs, the Community Economic Development program (CED); the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG); the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP); the Rural Community Development program (RCD); the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG); and the Assets for Independence program.