Summary

                            To amend the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research regarding the water resources research and technology institutes established under that Act.

Introduced in House
Water Resources Research Amendments Act

 This bill amends the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to: (1) declare that
additional research is required into increasing the effectiveness and efficiency
of new and existing treatment works through alternative approaches, including
non-structural alternatives, decentralized approaches, energy use efficiency,
water use efficiency, and actions to extract energy from wastewater; (2) require
each water resources research and technology institute to arrange for research
that fosters the exploration of new ideas that expand understanding of water
resources (currently, of water-related phenomena); (3) direct the Department of
the Interior to report to specified congressional committees annually on each
institute's compliance with matching fund requirements and provisions permitting
the use of funds only to reimburse direct cost expenditures incurred for the
conduct of the water resources research program; and (4) authorize
appropriations for such institutes through FY2023.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.

    Mar 27th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    Mar 21st, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 21st, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 21st, 2017