Water Charity Co-Sponsors National Water Policy Event in Washington
The creation of a national water use plan is a crucial issue for our country. Although most of the projects undertaken by Water Charity are carried out abroad, we are active in local and national water use issues and projects as well.
We are proud to co-sponsor a seminal event that will raise the awareness of the public and our elected officials of the need to take steps to avoid the dangers of continued misuse of water resources.
The event, called A National Water Policy Event, is set for July 28, 2009, in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C. You can read more about the event HERE.
The purpose is to bring the executive and congressional branches of the U.S. government together with public and private sectors of the water industry, Native American community and other interested parties and provide a dialogue to discuss the urgent importance of the implementation of a Comprehensive Integrated Water Policy.
The event is being put on by the Chronicles Group/Running Dry Project, under
the direction of filmmaker Jim Thebaut. A Call to Action version of the documentary, “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?” will be screened.
Congressional Sponsors are: Sen. Jeff Bingaman (NM), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR), U.S. Rep. John Linder (GA), Rep. Mary Bono Mack (CA), and Rep. Jim Costa (CA).
Non- Congressional Sponsors are: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), California Water Association (CWA), MWH Global, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, The CSIS Global Water Futures Project, Imperial Irrigation District, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, USC Energy Institute (University of Southern California), Water for Life Global, Urban Water Research Center, University of California, Irvine, Oregon State University, Desert Research Institute (DRI), Alliance For Water Efﬁciency, University of Colorado – NOAA Western Water Assessment RISA, Thirst Aid Live, Thirst Relief International, and Water Charity.