S.2970 - Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act

A bill to enhance the ability of drinking water utilities in the United States to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to enhance the ability of drinking water utilities in the United States to develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and policies, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act as reported to senate.

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Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish and provide funding for a program of directed and applied research, to be conducted through a nonprofit water research foundation and sponsored by dri

Official Summary

Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish and provide funding for a program of directed and applied research, to be conducted through a nonprofit water research foundation and sponsored by drinking water utilities, to assist suppliers of drinking water in adapting to the effects of climate change.Requires research areas to include:
(1) water quality and quantity impacts and solutions;
(2) impacts on groundwater supplies from carbon sequestration;
(3) infrastructure impacts and solutions;
(4) desalination, water reuse, and alternative supply technologies;
(5) energy efficiency and greenhouse gas minimization;
(6) regional and hydrological basin cooperative water management solutions;
(7) utilities management, decision support systems, and water management models;
(8) greenhouse gas emissions reduction and energy demand management;
(9) water conservation and demand management; and
(10) communications, education, and public acceptance.Authorizes appropriations.

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