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The Role of NNBF in Water Resource Projects

Highlights from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing.

June 24, 2021, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on “The Role of Natural and Nature-Based Features in Water Resources Projects.” As part of the hearing, Dr. Todd Bridges shared written testimony, an opening statement, and answered questions from committee members.

Ranking Member Capito and Chairman Carper of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Dr. Bridges’ testimony introduced the value of the nation’s natural capital and defined the term nature-based solution as intentional and substantial use of natural systems to support water resource solutions. Dr. Bridges shared many collaborative successes achieved by multi-sector EWN partners. Watch the full testimony here.

Dr. Todd Bridges visiting with Chairman Carper following the hearing.
Dr. Todd Bridges meeting Ranking Member Capito following the hearing.