Understanding the Section 203 process in Corps of Engineers project authorization

In this day of limited Investigations funds in the Corps of Engineers budget, many sponsors have turned to the Section 203 process to get projects authorized. Since 1986, sponsors have been authorized to undertake feasibility studies of proposed water resources development projects for submission directly to the Secretary of the Army (the ASA(CW))...

Senate WRDA passage shows bipartisan support for water infrastructure

On September 15th, the United States Senate overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (or “WRDA”), thus demonstrating again that it can overcome partisan politics to respond to the Nation’s infrastructure needs (WRDA 2014 was approved by the Senate and the House with strong support from both Republicans and Democrats)...

Lt. Gen. (Ret) John Morris, RIP

A special member of the extended Army, Corps of Engineers, and public service family passed away recently and his remarkable life deserves mention.  Lt. Gen. (Ret) John “Jack” Morris went to sleep on Thursday, August 15 and never woke up. His passing was peaceful with his family around him...

Water resources development: The long and winding road

Though the 112th Congress is coming to an end this month, interest and appreciation in Congress for the Nation’s water resources infrastructure programs of the Army Corps of Engineers is increasing. Long-time Corps watchers are optimistic that Congress will finally move legislation in the next Congress, hopefully in 2013...