NWC Legislative Summit Planned for March 9 and 10

The National Waterways Conference (NWC) will hold its annual Legislative Summit on March 9 and 10 at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington D.C. two blocks from the Capitol Building.

A notice from the NWC states “As the Congress convenes for the Second Session of the 111th Congress 2010 promises to be a challenging year as we seek to ensure a reasonable and balanced approach to the multitude of significant issues facing the water resources industry. The legislative and policy changes currently under consideration by the Administration and the Congress are unprecedented in their scope and effect. At the forefront is likely to be a Water Resources Development Act. Other initiatives include the proposed sweeping changes to the Principles and Guidelines issued by the Council on Environmental Quality a Clean Water Restoration Act a draft Sustainable Watershed Planning Act additional restrictions on floodplain management and the need to find a long-term mechanism to fund the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.”

Congressional and executive branch officials and waterways industry leaders will be present to discuss policy and program expectations for the coming year.

Contact the organization at www.waterways.org