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2017 Annual Meeting

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      September 26-28, 2017

NWC Attendees Celebrate St. Louis – The Gateway to Prosperity

The Mighty Mississippi, the 3rd largest watershed in the world, provided the backdrop for NWC’s 57th Annual Meeting.  Conference attendees heard from federal and industry leaders on a broad array of issues and opportunities facing the nation, including an update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a regional spotlight, as well as industry perspectives on various regulatory issues.

View 2017 Annual Meeting Final Agenda(148KB)

Speaker Presentations:

USACE Civil Works Update (5,169 KB) Edward E. Belk, Jr.,P.E.,Chief, Programs Integration Division, Directorate of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform (17,807 KB) Dwayne Bourgeois, Executive Director, North Lafourche Levee District

Water Supply Context (1,726 KB) Steven A. Burns, Partner, Balch & Bingham

Americas Marine Highways (7,299 KB) Kenneth “Scott” Davies, Director, Office of Ports & Waterways Planning, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

St Louis Gateway to Prosperity (8,700 KB) Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Advisory and Development, Informa Economics IEG

USACE Levee Safety and 408 Update (4,609 KB) Eric Halpin, Deputy Dam and Levee Safety Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Funding Opportunities (22,162 KB) David Human, Partner, Husch Blackwell

SAFCA (24,518 KB) Rick Johnson, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency

Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Update (1,666 KB) Steve Jones, IMTS Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

St. Louis Regional Freightway (19,762 KB) Mary Lamie, P.E., Executive Director, St. Louis Regional Freightway

Eric Moraczewski, Executive Director, City Arch River Foundation


John Peukert (10,291 KB) John Peukert, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USACE Proposed Water Supply Rule (3,481 KB) J. Tom Ray, Water Resources Programs Manager, Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. and Federal Affairs Committee Chairman, Texas Water Conservation Association

SW Illinois Flood Prevention Project (7,858 KB) Ronda Sauget, D. Mgt. MBA, Executive Director, Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois and Randy Cook Jr., P.E., Civil Engineer, Amec Foster Wheeler

Thank you to our 2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor – Iowa Corn Growers

Platinum Sponsors – America’s Central Port, CDM Smith, Husch Blackwell, Tarrant Regional Water District

Gold Sponsors – Dewberry, Fullen Dock and Warehouse, Inc., Ingram Barge Company, Port of Memphis, Red River Waterway Commission, Trinity River Authority of Texas

Silver Sponsors – City of St. Louis Port Authority, Georgia Ports Authority, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Halff Associates, Oakley’s Port 33, Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company, QRI, LLC, Soy Transportation Coalition, Tetra Tech

Bronze Sponsors – AGRIServices of Brunswick, Freese and Nichols, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Port KC, Rosedale-Bolivar County Port Commission, Tulsa Port of Catoosa, The Waterways Journal