In 2014, the Paul Simon Water for the World Act mandated that the US government, through USAID and the State Department, devise a strategy to address water issues around the world. This strategy, presented to Congress in November 2017, defines the role that the United States will play in tackling and alleviating water insecurity worldwide.
Panelists will discuss challenges and opportunities of the strategy's with a focus on how it will allow the U.S. to meet the needs of the international community particularly in the most impoverished reaches of the world.
Representative Ted Poe (TX-R)
James Peters, Acting Global Water Coordinator, USAID
Aaron Salzberg, Special Coordinator for Water Resources, U.S. State Department
Elynn Walter, International Advocacy Expert and US Partnerships Lead, IRC
Sarah Davidson, WWF
Luke Wilson (Moderator), The Center for Water Security and Cooperation
Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari, The Center for Water Security and Cooperation