Full Committee Hearing to Examine the 2018 Western Water Supply Outlook and Bills Related to Water Infrastructure and Drought Resiliency

March 22, 2018
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the 2018 Western Water Supply Outlook and the following Water Infrastructure and Drought Resilience Bills:

  • S. 2539, a bill to amend the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, to reauthorize certain projects to increase Colorado River System water; 

  • S. 2560, the Reclamation Title Transfer Act of 2018; and

  • S.2563, the Water Supply Infrastructure and Drought Resilience Act of 2018.

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Timothy Petty

    Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Derek Sandison

    Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Patrick O’Toole

    Family Farm Alliance
  • Ms. Laura Ziemer

    Senior Counsel and Water Policy Advisor
    Trout Unlimited
  • Ms. Kathryn Sorensen

    City of Phoenix (Arizona) Water Services Department
  • Ms. Cindy Ortega

    Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
    MGM Resorts International