Date: July 30, 2020
The WateReuse community mourns the loss of Dr. Bahman Sheikh who passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home...
Date: April 06, 2020
As Congress prepares to return from recess on April 20, it is likely to continue its work on coronavirus relief legislation. So far, Congress has passed a number of bills that provide relief to households, businesses, and state and local governments; see last week’s newsletter for a breakdown of those bills. However, it has not yet looked to water infrastructure programs as a vehicle to generate economic activity and job creation.
Early last week, House Democrats began pushing their previously released infrastructure investment plan as a starting point for negotiations over broader stimulus legislation. The proposal includes billions of dollars for water, wastewater, stormwater, and water recycling programs. On Friday, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) clarified that a broader infrastructure package would come later, and that the House would instead focus its attention on passing a narrower relief package when it returns from recess.
Nonetheless, in preparation for negotiations over a larger economic stimulus package in the months ahead, we want to make sure that Congress is aware that shovel-ready water recycling projects can assist in our country’s economic recovery. To that end, if your utility or business has projects or project expansions that are primed to move forward in the next 12 to 24 months, we want to know. Congressional staff are looking for the following information ahead of Congress’ return later this month:
If you have information regarding shovel-ready water recycling projects or expansions, please tell WateReuse about it by sending your information to Greg Fogel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date: July 21, 2020
The U.S. EPA re-committed to prioritizing water reuse and recycling projects in the fourth round of Water Infrastructure Finance and...
Date: July 20, 2020
On Monday, July 13, the House Appropriations Committee debated and passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, and in doing...
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