A Congressional Clean Water Caucus was officially established in the 113th Congress in November by Representatives John Duncan (R-TN) and Timothy Bishop (D-NY). Rep. Duncan is a former chair of the House Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee and Rep. Bishop is the Subcommittee’s current Ranking Member.
As called for in the NACWA/Water Environment Federation/Water Environment Research Foundation publication The Water Resources Utility of the Future. . . A Blueprint for Action and in NACWA’s Water Resources Utility of the Future . . . A Call for Federal Action, the bipartisan Caucus will bring focus to Water Resources Utility of the Future (UOTF) priority issues. It will primarily spotlight cutting-edge technologies and innovative techniques and approaches in the clean water sector — including green infrastructure, water reuse and reclamation, energy production and conservation, resource recovery, resiliency, and more —through a series of Congressional Briefings in 2014.
NACWA appreciates the leadership of Representatives Duncan and Bishop on the formation of the Caucus, and will begin work immediately through its membership and its UOTF partners — the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) — to ensure that a broad array of Members of Congress join the Caucus.