S.2970 - Climate Change Drinking Water Adaptation Research Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 05/02/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 110-487|
|Latest Action:||09/24/2008 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1058.|
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Summary: S.2970 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (09/24/2008)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
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.