Thursday, March 24, 2016
White House Water Summit
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/White_House_Water_Summit_commitments_report_032216.pdf The White House Announces New Commitments to Water Sustainability Following the Water Summit On Tuesday March 22nd, The White House hosted the first Water Summit to discuss the actions and commitments necessary for building a sustainable water future. Following the summit, The White House announced that nearly $4 billion in private capital will be invested in water-infrastructure projects nationwide, more than $1 billion from the private sector will be allocated to innovative research and technology and nearly $35 million in federal grants this year will support cutting-edge water science. The executive office also introduced a Presidential Memorandum and supporting Action Plan on building drought resilience as well as a new National Water Model for improving river-forecasting.