Eggs 2021 Dec Eggs & Issues: Necessity of Water Infrastructure - A Dive into scarcity and protection
The potential for catastrophic water emergencies is real. This distinguished panel will discuss what our region is doing to protect our communities, residents, billions of dollars in wages and our future. We will dive into the Red River Valley Water Supply Project that will protect us from drought and The Diversion Project that will defend us from disastrous flooding.
The Red River Valley Water Supply Project is the region's emergency water supply for over 50% of North Dakotans. A 1930s style drought will cause an extreme water shortage, leading to a $32 billion impact over 10 years.
The Diversion is the permanent flood protection solution our community needs, protecting more than 235,000 people from catastrophic flooding. This project will protect North Dakota’s economic epicenter and preserve $5.4 billion in wages and more than $3.5 billion in taxable sales.
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney
Rocky Schneider, Senior Consultant, AE2S
Merri Mooridian, Deputy Program Manager, Red River Valley Water Supply Project Administration
Greg Yavicoli, Construction Manager, ASN Constructors, Red River Valley Alliance
Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski
*Red River Valley Alliance is the P3 developer that was selected for The Diversion Project. This will be their first public appearance.
Greg Yavicoli, PE – As Construction Manager, Greg is responsible for all construction activities for ASN Constructors, which is the construction arm of the Red River Valley Alliance. His duties include overseeing all subcontractor, vendors and laborers. Greg brings 26 years of project management experience in heavy civil, bridge and design. His past projects include the high-profile Intercounty Connector (ICC) - the first large design-build highway project in Maryland, and the million Design-Build Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C.
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