Sen. Ben Cardin, Radhika Fox Confirmed for All-Star
Second Day Agenda
Speakers to address infrastructure,
climate change, cybersecurity, and more.
AMWA’s 2021 Virtual Water Policy Conference will highlight a who’s who in water policy. Join water utility executives, members of Congress, leaders in the Biden Administration, and other stakeholders for a policy packed program on March 16-17 from 2:00 to 4:15 p.m. ET each day.
Radhika Fox, acting assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Water, will open the second day of the conference, March 17, to share her perspective on the Biden Administration’s agenda on water policy including topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, climate change, racial equity, affordability, and other top-of-mind issues. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, headlines a notable cast of elected officials who have joined the conference program. Senator Cardin will discuss his water policy priorities for the 117th Congress, including legislation to help water systems adapt to climate change, and improving water affordability for low-income households.
Other distinguished members of Congress scheduled to address Day 2 of the Water Policy Conference include:
- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, who will discuss how PFAS regulation, COVID-19 recovery, and infrastructure investment will factor into the panel’s agenda this year.
- Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, who will discuss expected legislative initiatives to address PFAS, drinking water regulatory reform, and climate resilience.
- Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, who will discuss cybersecurity challenges facing critical infrastructure as well as his ARPA-H2O legislation to promote the development of advanced water technologies.
- Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who will discuss her legislation to expedite EPA’s regulation of PFAS in drinking water, and efforts to impose a federal water service disconnection moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, who will discuss efforts to expediate removal of lead service lines, respond to climate change, and prioritize environmental justice.
On the opening day, March 16, the policy-packed program will also feature the following Washington influencers:
- Charlie Cook, political analyst, and editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report
- Jennifer McLain, director of the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
- Andrew Sawyers, director of the EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management
AMWA invites all water utility executives, their staff, and the organizations that support them, to register for the conference. The registration fee is $125 per person, payable by credit card on the registration site hosted on GoToWebinar. Upon registration, participants will receive a webinar link that can be used for both March 16 and 17. The event will not be recorded for later viewing.