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