In-Person Event March 30, 2022
The signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) brought the single largest investment in water the government has ever made.
This Summit brought together over 160 industry leaders across our Basin to talk about what infrastructure means when it comes to the Catawba-Wateree, trends in future infrastructure investments, and how we can work together to position ourselves for better investments.
The 2022 Summit was held from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and focused on infrastructure planning and collaboration to position ourselves for better investments to extend the resources of the Catawba-Wateree River.
$77B+ in both authorizations and appropriations is provided for water infrastructure over the next five years. Authorizations are subject to future appropriations.
In addition to infrastructure investments, the Summit included discussions on several topics that are important to improving the resilience of the Basin. Topics included:
Regis Repko, Senior Vice President, Generation and Transmission Strategy, Duke Energy
Kim Colson, Former Director, North Carolina Division of Water Infrastructure
Dr. Hope Mizzell, State Climatologist, South Carolina State Climatology Office
Peter Colohan, Director, Internet of Water, Center for Geospatial Solutions, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Ken Rentiers, Deputy Director for Land, Water and Conservation, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources