Crystal Clear? State Efforts to Improve Water Planning


NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit | Aug. 10, 2016

Water makes news, whether it’s the algae bloom on Lake Erie, storm-water runoff or lead poisoning in Flint, Mich. It has been estimated to cost close to $2 trillion to maintain, operate, upgrade and replace our nation’s water infrastructure systems over the next 25 years. Water quality and scarcity issues are critical to protecting the health and welfare of citizens. Explore the future of water infrastructure in our country and look at some of the ways states can work to improve these systems within constrained budgets.


  • Tom Curtis, retired, former deputy director at American Water Works Association | Video Q & A


  • John Covington, Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, U.S. EPA | Video Q & A
  • Greg DiLoreto, chair of American Society Civil Engineers’ Committee on Infrastructure and Chris Kolb, President, Michigan Environmental Council  | Video Q & A

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