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Planning for America's Water Infrastructure Needs

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
Stanford University
Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment + Energy Building (Y2E2)- Room 299
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

By invitation only



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. 

Invitations are non-transferrable. Invited guests are asked to please RSVP using the form here

"DWR halts flows down Oroville Dam spillway. Engineers investigating erosion." CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

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Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Law School, Water in the West, and the Bill Lane Center for the American West
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(650) 725-5001