Date: May 06, 2021
By Jon Freedman The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Risks Report for 2021, and climate-related matters ranked high...
Date: October 12, 2018
On October 10, 2018, Congress enacted HR 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which is the biennial reauthorization bill for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). WRDA authorizes several flood control and related programs administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, this year’s legislation included several provisions to increase investment in water infrastructure, including water recycling projects.
After months of active legislative advocacy, the WateReuse Association is pleased that the package included Sec. 1164, Local government water management plans, which helps advance water reuse by aligning water resources development projects supported by the Army Corps of Engineers with local water management plans. Many local management plans include projects such as stormwater capture and reuse, water recycling, and aquifer recharge. The WateReuse Association led a coalition of water associations in support of including this measure in the WRDA package. In the House, the provision was championed by Representatives John Duncan (R-TN) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA); while in the Senate, we received support from Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
Other provisions included in this package that will also facilitate greater adoption of water recycling are listed below:
America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 contains key provisions that will help advance the adoption of water recycling nationwide. A copy of the legislation is available here.
Date: April 29, 2021
Today, the United States Senate voted to adopt S. 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which...
Date: April 28, 2021
On Thursday, April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and WateReuse Association will host a free webinar to celebrate...
WateReuse is the only trade association that focuses solely on advancing laws, policy and funding to increase water reuse. Our niche strategy sets us apart from other organizations in the water industry.