Sunday, March 29, 2020

House holds roundtable discussion on Water Resources Development Act

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
The Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), held a roundtable policy discussion on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) this week, examining the priorities of stakeholders impacted by the legislation.

The WRDA is the legislative authorization for the Army Corps of Engineer’s various works throughout the country, including activities to promote navigation, flood control, shoreline protection, hydropower, dam safety, water supply and recreation. It also covers the Corp’s environmental restoration and protection actions.

The meeting, held in the Rayburn House Office Building, included representatives from associations of port authorities and civil engineers, as well as associations of those responsible for waterways and storm water management.

Partipants included: National Waterways Conference President Amy W. Larson; National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Immediate Past President Dusty Williams; Maryland Port Administration Deputy Executive Director Kathy Broadwater (on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities); American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Executive Director Derek Brockbank; American Society of Civil Engineers President Elect Norma Jean Mattei; LG&E and KU Services Company Director of Corporate Fuels and By-Products Caryl Pfeiffer (on behalf of the Waterways Council Inc.); Pacific Northwest Waterways Association Executive Director Kristin Meira; and Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of City Services Barbara Romero.

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U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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