110-H.R.135

To establish the Twenty-First Century Water Commission to study and develop recommendations for a comprehensive water strategy to address future water needs.

12/19/2007--Reported to House without amendment, Part I.    (There is 1 other summary)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Twenty-First Century Water Commission Act of 2007 - Establishes the Twenty-First Century Water Commission to: (1) project future water supply and demand; (2) study current water management programs of federal, interstate, state, and local agencies and private sector entities directed at increasing water supplies and improving the availability, reliability, and quality of freshwater resources; and (3) consult with representatives of such agencies and entities to develop recommendations for a comprehensive water strategy.

Requires that such strategy: (1) identify incentives intended to ensure an adequate and dependable water supply to meet U.S. needs for the next 50 years; (2) suggest strategies that avoid increased mandates on state and local governments, considering all available technologies; and (3) suggest financing options.

Requires the Commission to submit interim and final reports to the President and specified congressional committees. Terminates the Commission within 30 days of its transmission of a final report. Authorizes appropriations.

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