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HOUSE GEARS UP TO TACKLE MOUNTING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES

At long last, the House is gearing up to markup a long-overdue water infrastructure reauthorization bill. On Wednesday, September 11th, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster – along with Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs and other committee leaders – introduced H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of […]

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED

Over the last several years numerous groups and agencies have repeatedly noted the extreme need for repairs to America’s water infrastructure.  The status of our aging and deteriorating infrastructure has been reported by the ASCE as requiring an investment of $3.6T investment by 2020 (www.infrastructurereportcard.org/ ). The ICWP has long advocated for greater federal investment […]

National Advisory Committee asked for “Shrinking Budget” Recommendations

The federal Advisory Committee on Water Information (“ACWI”) has been asked by the Interior Dept for recommendations to assure strong water data and science programs at the USGS despite the shrinking federal budget, and ICWP is helping to lead those discussions.  Peter Evans is chairing an ad hoc Workgroup that has studied almost twenty USGS […]