Meeting the Moment: The Urgency and Opportunity to Invest in Water Systems
May 14th at 11:00 AM ET
Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its quadrennial report card for America’s infrastructure. Once again, the grades were concerning – especially for water. While the drinking water grade improved over past report cards, a C- still indicates there are serious deficiencies in the nation’s drinking water systems. The grades for wastewater and stormwater were even worse. ASCE and the Value of Water Campaign released a report in 2020 that found our annual national water infrastructure investment gap is over $81 billion dollars, and it is growing every year.
Join us for an event on Friday, May 14th at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT hosted by the Value of Water Campaign as part of United for Infrastructure 2021. Hear from expert voices on the scale and scope of our water infrastructure challenges, the unprecedented $111 billion proposed by the Biden administration to make what would be a historic commitment to water infrastructure and a specific commitment to removing lead from water, and what this all could mean for job creation and the communities that water providers serve.
- Rick Callender, CEO, Valley Water
- Emily Feenstra, Managing Director, Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives, ASCE
- Radhika Fox, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency
- Josina Morita, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
- Will Pickering, CEO, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
- Kevin Reilly, International Representative, LIUNA