Summary: S.617 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (08/04/1994)

Desalinization Research and Development Act of 1994 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Army to conduct a basic research and development program to gain knowledge concerning the most efficient means by which usable water can be produced from saline water. Grants the Secretaries authority to design and construct desalinization facilities in cost-sharing cooperation with applying sponsors.

Directs the President to instruct the Agency for International Development to sponsor an international desalinization conference to explore new technologies of affordable desalinization and propose a research agenda.

Requires reports to the Congress and the President. Authorizes appropriations.