Water & Power Subcommittee Hearing
The subcommittee hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
The purpose of this hearing is to examine the viability of incorporating natural infrastructure in western water management and policy to support economic development, protect watershed health, and build more resilient communities.
Members of the committee may participate in person or online. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.
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.
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Witness Panel 1
Dr. Bobby CochranPartner, Community Resilience & InnovationWillamette Partnership
Mr. Troy LarsonExecutive DirectorLewis & Clark Regional Water System
Dr. Holly RichterArizona Water Projects DirectorThe Nature Conservancy
Mr. Charlie SternSpecialist in Natural Resources PolicyCongressional Research Service