WEF Urges U.S. Congress To Support Water Programs with Funding

December 30, 2017

Laws & Regs

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is working hard to convince the U.S. Congress to provide adequate funding in support of water science and infrastructure.

On Oct. 26, WEF sent a letter to Congress requesting full federal funding for water science and technology research. And on Nov. 20, WEF joined other organizations in sending a letter that urges Congress to continue federal investment in water infrastructure, geographic watershed- and state-grant programs, water systems security, and water research programs as it finalizes fiscal year 2018 spending bills. Support for these programs is essential to safeguarding public health, protecting the environment, promoting economic growth, and ensuring community resiliency.

“As WEF members and other water professionals work every day to ensure clean and reliable water in communities across America, it is vital that Congress provide the funding that supports their efforts,” said Eileen O’Neill, WEF Executive Director. 

The letters promote increasing or at least, maintaining current funding levels for water and wastewater research and projects.

WEF also has sent another letter to Congress in support of building resilient infrastructure in areas affected by recent hurricanes.

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