Debra Knopman is a former professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the Department of the Interior. She is currently a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Knopman's expertise is in hydrology, environmental and natural resources policy, systems analysis and operations research, and public administration. Her project work spans a range of topics including adaptation of urban regions to a changing climate, long-term water management, policy options for disposition of nuclear waste, governance and funding for U.S. Gulf Coast recovery, and the design of a National Research Fund for Qatar.
Knopman will discuss
- the policies that promote and deter investment and maintenance of U.S. transportation and water infrastructure
- today's infrastructure funding and finance landscape
- policy findings and options for Congress.
12:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
2043 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
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