UMRBA Joins Partners Advocating for Reforming the Corps' Project Partnership Agreements

UMRBA respectfully requests that Congress consider reforming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project partnership agreements (PPAs) in the Water Resources Development Act, eliminating a significant impediment to public-private partnerships in advancing important water resource projects.  Namely, the impediments involve liability requirements that conflict with state constitutions and tort law and that are challenging for nonprofit entities and local governments to assume.

UMRBA also joined as a signatory in a multi-signatory letter organized by the Interstate Council on Water Policy with signatories by Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Atlanta Regional Commission, Bayou Metro Water Management District, Delaware River Basin Commission, Great Lakes Commission, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, and The Nature Conservancy.

The letters can be found by clicking here.