North America: Farm bill supported by AWWA
The American Water Works Association applauded the US Senate Agriculture Committee for introducing a bipartisan farm bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking-water sources from nutrient runoff. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 includes several key measures advanced by AWWA over the past two years. The bill makes a strong commitment to overall conservation by maintaining funding at current levels. It also makes an added funding commitment to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and emphasizes source-water protection in the program.