Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing to Examine Drought Impacts on Drinking Water Access and Water Availability

September 20, 2023
02:30 PM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 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 drought impacts on drinking water access and water availability.

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

If you are having trouble viewing this hearing, please try the following steps:
  1. Clear your browser's cache - Guide to clearing browser cache
  2. Close and re-open your browser
  3. If the above two steps do not help, please try another browser. Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge have the highest level of compatibility with our player.

Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Ron Wyden

    Water and Power Subcommittee
  • Sen. James E. Risch

    Ranking Member
    Water and Power Subcommittee

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Michael Brain

    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water & Science
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Kyle Jones

    Policy & Legal Director
    Community Water Center
  • Chairman Jonathan W. Smith

    Tribal Council
    Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • Mr. Albert P. Barker

    Board Member
    Idaho Water Resources Board