Letters to Washington
| July 1, 2024

Waters Advocacy Coalition Letter to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on Groundwater Management

We, the undersigned trade associations, represent a large cross section of the nation’s construction, transportation, real estate, mining, manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, energy, wildlife conservation, and public health and safety sectors – all of which are vital to a thriving national economy and provide important resources and good paying jobs in local communities across the United States. We hope that the administration will continue to work with our sectors as partners in protecting and enhancing the environment. States have historically had purview for managing groundwater, with the federal government providing resources for monitoring and reporting through the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS). We urge the Council to ensure that any efforts relating to groundwater start with discussions with the states. Below are actionable ideas for the Council to consider.