Perspectives on the Next 50 Years of the Clean Water Act
In the final episode of season one, host Jeff Berckes begins by speaking with Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the Environmental Protection Agency, Benita Best-Wong. The season has covered the programs and successes of the first 50 years of the Clean Water Act, and culminates with perspectives from Best-Wong and excerpts from previous guests about the biggest clean water challenges for the next 50 years.
About our guest:
Benita Best-Wong is the deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this role she provides oversight and management of the office’s budget and operations as well as assisting the Assistant Administrator in policy development and implementation. Best-Wong has worked in the environmental field for over 30 years, and has served in leadership positions in the Office of Wastewater Management and the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds. She began her EPA career in the Office of Water in 1990 and has also worked in Region 2 as a water permit writer and a manager of the Region’s geographical programs.
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