White House Launches Water Technology Innovation Campaign; Allocates $20M In Grants for New Water Technologies

The Obama Administration on Tuesday Dec 15th hosted a water technology round-table to discuss the ways research and development can help solve the problem of persistent drought in some areas and lower the cost of providing high-quality water.

The public-private water innovation strategy expands upon the unprecedented action the President has taken to build the foundation for a clean energy economy, tackle the issue of climate change, and protect our natural resources for future generations.

On Tuesday the Administration announced several initiatives:

  1. Organizing a water technology conference on  March 22, 2016 (UN’s World Water Day) including Federal and State regulators and private technology developers
  2. Launching a Center for Natural Resources Investment at the Department of Interior
  3. Providing $20M for WaterSMART water and energy efficiency grants
  4. Launching a new website to provide water use information along the Colorado River Basin
  5. Announcing a call for applications for research, lab studies and pilot projects that will increase the supply of water in America.

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