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WateReuse Urges U.S. EPA to Incorporate Water Recycling in Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan

Date: May 06, 2022

Last week the WateReuse Association participated in a stakeholder listening session hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)’s Office of Water to preview of the Administration’s draft Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan.  During the discussion the WateReuse Association encouraged U.S. EPA’s leadership to continue engaging with the National Water Reuse Action Plan team and coordinating through the Interagency Working Group on Water Reuse to ensure water recycling is incorporated into all climate-related considerations regarding water infrastructure. The final implementation plan is expected to be released this summer.  

The Office of Water’s adaption plan will be released along with plans from every U.S. EPA office. These build upon the U.S. EPA Climate Adaptation Action Plan released in October 2021 in response to the Administration’s Executive Order for federal agencies to develop adaptation and resilience plans. In November 2021, WateReuse submitted comments on every federal agency’s adaptation plan, and continues to engage with agencies as they develop their implementation action plans.

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