APA Policy Breakfast

Water Policy and Planning in the New Congress:

Water Infrastructure, Sandy Recovery & Hazard Mitigation

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 8–9 a.m. (networking breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.)

APA, 1030 15th St., NW, Suite 750 West, Washington, D.C.

Featured Speaker

U.S. Rep. Tim BishopU.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.)
Ranking Minority Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment

Please join the American Planning Association for a policy breakfast featuring Rep. Tim Bishop discussing efforts on Capitol Hill to address critical water policy issues, including disaster mitigation and creative proposals to rebuild the nation's water infrastructure.

Rep. Bishop has been at the forefront of efforts to find innovative solutions to the nation's water infrastructure needs. As a leading proponent of innovative infrastructure financing tools, he will discuss the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

WRDA has become a bipartisan priority for the new Congress. A draft bill proposed at the end of the last Congress included several new approaches to strengthening the nation's infrastructure. WRDA is also likely to address how key projects are planned and selected, as well as provide support for restoring water resources in the wake of recent natural disasters. Rep. Bishop will discuss his ideas for the bill and its prospects in the new Congress.

Additionally, Rep. Bishop will discuss efforts in his coastal New York district to recover after Sandy and talk about how the much-delayed relief package is being implemented in the area. Learn about the ongoing recovery work and mitigation efforts to prevent such catastrophic devastation in the future.

Join APA for this discussion on disaster recovery following Sandy and how WRDA will shape water infrastructure in the future. APA hosts quarterly policy breakfasts featuring leading experts, policymakers and thought leaders talking about the key issues affecting planning and community development. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to govtaffairs@planning.org if you plan to attend.