Together with Stanford Law School and Water in the West, the Bill Lane Center is pleased to host a workshop on Planning for America's Water Infrastructure Needs. The American Society of Civil Engineers has estimated that the U.S. would need to invest $3.6 trillion into its infrastructure by 2020 in order to increase the nation's support systems to acceptable levels. Capital investments in the nation's waterway and storm water systems are estimated at nearly $300 billion over the next 20 years. Recent water-related crises such as the Oroville Dam, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and Flint, Michigan highlight the need for urgency. This workshop will review the challenges in aging water infrastructure and highlight possible policy options at the federal, state and local levels for further research and/or decision-maker consideration.
WilmerHale Partner Michael Connor will participate in a discussion on overlapping roles and responsibilities.