Water Update from Washington D.C.
June 15, 2011
By John Sauer
Funding for the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of2005 is at risk of being cut. Enactment of this law has helped millions of people gain access to safe water and sanitation through diplomatic and programmatic efforts. Although Water For People does not currently receive funding from the US government for our programs, we feel it is important to inform you of this situation.
If you’d like to take action, you can write your member of Congress and ask them to continue to fund the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act (P.L. 109-121) at its current level of $315 million.
On our end, we’ll continue our robust efforts to push for change in the water sector, including with our partners in the U.S. Government, to ensure greater sustainability, ongoing monitoring and evaluation, and solutions that will last into the future.
What do you think?