WRDA Wonkfest! A Policy Deep Dive with Ryan Seiger on the Capitol Beach
2020 WRDA: A Deep Insider's View of US Water Resource Policy
On The Capitol Beach, Derek Brockbank talks WRDA with Ryan Seiger, the Staff Director for the Water Resources and Environment sub-committee of the House Transportation & Infrastructure committee. Ryan has been working on WRDAs on Capitol Hill for over 20 years and is one of the most influential people on coastal policy that no one outside the DC Beltway knows. They discuss policies from the recently passed 2020 WRDA, including Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, coastal resilience and natural infrastructure, beneficial use of dredged material, and environmental justice at the US Army Corps of Engineers. This pod dives deep into the weeds of the nation’s most recent water policy, while showing that legislative language tweaks can have real world impact on how our coast is managed.