ADVISORY: CAP to Host Discussion on the Future of Our Aging Dam Infrastructure
Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion October 18 at 10 a.m., on efforts to modernize the management of dam infrastructure, remove unneeded dams, and restore the health of American rivers.
Dams are a core element of American infrastructure and provide many important services. However, aging infrastructure has led to many dams becoming obsolete, costly, and unsafe, threatening human life if they fail. By 2020, more than 65 percent of dams will be past their designated lifespan. Furthermore, these structures put a strain on American rivers and wildlife by blocking an estimated 600,000 miles of U.S. rivers. Without a comprehensive plan for this failing infrastructure, the problem will continue to grow.
David Hayes, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Steve Ellis, Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense
Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia, Inc.
Rebecca Miles, Executive Director of the Nez Perce Tribe
Annie Snider, Energy Reporter, POLITICO Pro
October 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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