Officials Set to Discuss Infrastructure Funding, Regulations, 1926(b), the Farm Bill and Cyber Security at Regional/Water District Issues Forum


DUNCAN, Okla. – Officials from several agencies are scheduled to discuss Infrastructure Funding, Regulations, 1926(b), the Farm Bill and Cyber Security at the 2017 Regional/Water District Issues Forum to be held April 11-12 in Washington D.C. The full schedule and registration information is available here.

Infrastructure funding discussions are scheduled to include: Kellie Kubena, Acting Assistant Administrator; Kent Evans, Director, Water Programs; and Scott Barringer, Deputy Assistant Administrator from the Rural Utilities Service; Dr. Andrew Sawyers, Director, EPA Office of Wastewater Management; Chris Shaffner, Co-Bank Vice President of Public Private Partnerships; and officials from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Fitz Elder, Senate Appropriations Committee Deputy Staff Director, is scheduled to discuss the Appropriations Outlook.

Kevin Baily, Professional Staff, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Keith Heard, former Chief of Staff to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran are scheduled to discuss the next Farm Bill.

Jason Isakovic, Legislative Director for Representative Latta of Ohio is scheduled to discuss the Drinking Water Affordability Act

Cyber Security discussions are scheduled to include: Michael Marlow, Automaton Federation, Managing Director; Eric Goldstein, Department of Homeland Security; Adam Sedgewick, NIST; and Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.

Several members of the NRWA staff and board will also be available to discuss the shifting political dynamics and the potential impact on the rural water and wastewater systems.

A report on last year’s forum is here.