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NDWA Releases Summary of 2021-22 Highlights


The past two years have seen plenty of activity in the drinking water space, including major strides on numerous policies that benefit public health and the introduction of helpful new resource materials.

Below are a few highlights from 2021 and 2022. For a more complete list of accomplishments, click here.


POLICY HIGHLIGHTS


At the request of the White House Executive Office of the President, NDWA allies developed a memo providing background information together with policy and program recommendations for drinking water safety and access improvements to be considered for Build Back Better infrastructure investments. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021, included $55 billion of wins for water.

Also at the direct request of the White House Executive Office of the President, NDWA submitted drinking water recommendations for the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. These were based on years of research by NDWA members.

  • Water was included in other groups’ Conference recommendations. Learn more here.

Reports from leading groups echoed NDWA drinking water recommendations:

State and local jurisdictions around the nation have stepped up to support access to water in schools. Click to learn more.

ADVOCACY HIGHLIGHTS

Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) was not completed in 2021 or in 2022. However, NDWA continued advocacy to improve implementation of 2010’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which contained groundbreaking language requiring access to safe drinking water in schools and childcare facilities operating federal child nutrition programs. Read more about our actions.

  • NDWA members submitted a public comment on proposed revisions to the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule.


RESOURCE HIGHLIGHTS

Healthy beverage toolkit for Native communities

Lead in school and childcare tap water

COVID-19 tap water safety

COVID-19 drinking water access


EDUCATION & OUTREACH HIGHLIGHTS


National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) featured the NDWA in their Partner Resource blog:

NDWA updated the interactive water safety map. Learn more in this news post.


This is a sampling of activity over the past two years. Stay involved, for more in 2023 and beyond.


View all annual summaries: 2021-22, 2020 and 2019.

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