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CMAP Principles for Infrastructure Investment

CMAP has issued a set of principles for how funds should be spent on infrastructure in metropolitan regions through the anticipated $700 billion federal economic recovery package. The CMAP statement emphasizes transparency and accountability in the election of projects for improvement of roads, transit, freight rail, water treatment, and other systems.

A National Drinking Agenda for Drinking Water 

American Water Works Association (AWWA), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), National Association of Water Companies and National Rural Water Association (NRWA) prepared a paper proposing a national strategy for drinking water.

CMAP Wastewater Strategy Planning Report

CMAP is researching various planning strategies during the development of the GO TO 2040 regional comprehensive plan. Most recently, staff has prepared a draft paper on wastewater planning.

U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps Release New Clean Water Act Guidance

The guidance document defines protected waters as those that are determined to be navigable-in-fact by the courts, are currently being used or have historically been used for commercial navigation, or could realistically be used for commercial navigation in the future.

Green Solutions for Water Treatment Systems

American Rivers called on the National Governors Association and Past President Obama to make green solutions for the nation's water treatment systems, sewers and levees a top economic stimulus priority that will save money, create jobs, and improve public safety.

American Planning Association (APA)

Designing for Water Conservation Protect diminishing water resources at the site and neighborhood levels with proactive planning. Find out how to use local hydrology and knowledge of groundwater resources to protect the environment and private investment. Incorporate appropriate landscaping regulations to control runoff, minimize water usage, and maximize the effectiveness of water that is used.


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