Water for the World Act Introduced in Congress
On April 22, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Donald Payne (D-NJ) introduced the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009. This legislation will empower the U.S. Government to address global environmental, poverty, and security threats presented by inadequately managed freshwater supplies. Sustainable global water and access to sanitation is vital to long-term diplomatic and development efforts. The Water for the World Act would both expand US foreign assistance capacity and prioritize policy coordination within the US Government. You can read the press release HERE.