EPA Chief to Give Keynote at AMWA?s Water Policy Conference

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver the keynote address at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ (AMWA) Water Policy Conference, March 20-23 in Washington, D.C. McCarthy is expected to address international climate change initiatives and U.S. efforts to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change impacts on water systems. The Administrator is also expected to talk about EPA?s programs to protect water quality and finance infrastructure replacement.

Lead in drinking water and lead service line replacement is also on the conference agenda. On Sunday, March 20, the conference will feature a special roundtable discussion on the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and the related implications for other water utilities (no press). Other conference topics will include sustainability, infrastructure financing, EPA?s regulatory plans and Western water issues.

Speakers will include Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan L?pez; the heads of EPA?s Office of Water and Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water; Rep. Dan Kildee, who represents Flint in Congress, and key congressional committee leaders; and tax-exempt and green bond advisors from Morgan Stanley.

Attendees who want the special discounted hotel room rate must?make reservations today. Contact AMWA?s Eugenia Cadena at 202-331-2820 with reservation questions.

For more information and to register for AMWA?s Water Policy Conference, visit www.amwa.net/2016wpc.

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