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NACWA Pens Guest Blog for River Network

Sep 21, 2022

NACWA recently wrote a guest blog for River Network as part of their celebration of the Clean Water Act’s 50th anniversary and rollout of the 3rd Edition of their Clean Water Act Owner's Manual next month.  NACWA was part of River Network’s Advisory Group for the Manual.

NACWA’s blog post highlights the environmental, social and economic health benefits brought to local communities by clean water utilities over the last 50 years of Clean Water Act implementation, while recognizing that there is still far to go to achieve equity goals for historically disadvantaged communities.  

Emphasizing the need for local, state and federal agencies to work together, NACWA points to increased funding opportunities as implemented through the Justice40 Initiative, as well as the flexibility and community empowerment provided by the Clean Water Act’s integrated planning framework, as critical to the advancement of environmental justice initiatives going forward.

The blog also notes the NACWA Board of Directors’ Statement of Principles and Recommended Actions on Environmental Justice and formation of the NACWA Environmental Justice Committee as signs of the clean water community’s commitment to combating environmental injustices using the tools provided by the CWA for decades to come. 

Please contact NACWA General Counsel Amanda Aspatore with any questions.  

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