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ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis Testifies on WRDA 2020

Mar 22, 2021 | Legislative, What's New

ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis testified virtually before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on “The Water Resources Development Act of 2020: Status of Essential Provisions.”

During the March 23rd testimony, he explained why ASFPM is encouraged by the direction set by WRDA 2020 and outlined our recommendations for implementation.

WRDA 2020 testimony

ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis testified at the WRDA hearing on March 23, 2021.

Click to watch the recording of the hearing on the committee website or the Congress.gov site.

Much of his testimony focused on where the nation goes from here, post-WRDA 2020, and delved into specific areas where a particular focus on either implementation or transformation needs to occur to ensure that both WRDA 2020 and the USACE generally are positioned to successfully assist states and communities address the nation’s flood damage and cost problems:

  • Strategic Direction post-WRDA 2020
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Levee and Dam Risk Management
  • Implementing Principles, Requirements, and Guidelines

Download a copy of the written testimony submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on behalf of ASFPM.

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