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Sep 23 2021
U.S. EPA administrator Michael Regan spoke to state agricultural regulators at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s annual…
Sep 9 2021
The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona relinquished the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that redefined “waters of the…
Jul 29 2021
The Senate has voted to begin work on a national infrastructure plan, which includes $550 billion in new infrastructure spending. This comes after…
Jul 2 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan infrastructure legislation that would invest in water reuse and related federal programs and…
Jun 24 2021
President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of 21 senators reached a compromise June 24, 2021 regarding the nation’s Bipartisan Infrastructure…
Katie Johns, managing editor
Katie Johns, managing editor
Jun 1 2021
In April, there was a pipe leaking in my apartment building. Because of that, myself and the other tenants were asked to not use our kitchen sinks…
Apr 30 2021
On Apr. 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 for wastewater, storm water, drinking water, and…
Apr 1 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure package, known as The American Jobs Plan March 31. For the water sector, the…
Mar 31 2021
President Joe Biden is set to unveil a more than $2 trillion infrastructure proposal March 31, which includes $111 billion for drinking water…
Mar 18 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio, Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee…
Mar 3 2021
A comprehensive water justice bill was introduced in both chambers of Congress to address water access, safety and affordability in the country on…
Feb 8 2021
Vegetation plays a vital role in protection against wind and water erosion and the management of storm water runoff. Scientific study of erosion and…
Dec 23 2020
The COVID-19 relief package, which congressional leaders announced an agreement to on Dec. 20, includes about $325 billion in business relief and…
Oct 20 2020
President Trump recently signed an Executive Order on “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure.”  This ensures…
Sep 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced a proposal aimed at helping communities plan for water infrastructure improvements, particularly in communities with low…
Jun 19 2020
In this episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen discuss virtual events in the…
May 18 2020
The House of Representatives authorized the latest approximate $3 trillion COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief package.  This is one of four separate…
May 13 2020
The House of Representatives introduced a new stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the "HEROES Act,"…
May 8 2020
A major water infrastructure package advanced in the Senate, approved by votes of 21-0.  The committee approved legislation authorizing approximately…
May 5 2020
Both chambers of Congress are moving ahead on water infrastructure legislation. The bills reauthorize legislation on water resource development and…
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