We heard from a panel of experts about how American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds can be used for water, wastewater and stormwater projects, and how communities can think holistically to use the funding to improve community resilience.


  • Brooks Rainwater – Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions, NLC

Other Speakers:

  • Carolyn Berndt –  Legislative Director, Sustainability, Federal Advocacy, NLC 
  • Cynthia Koehler/Co-Founder & Executive Director – WaterNow
  • Richard Leadbeater/State Government Industry Solutions Manager – Esri – NLC Capstone Partner
  • Francesca McCann/SVP, Water Industry Analyst, Equity Research – iMG, a Black & Veatch Company – NLC Executive Partner