National Drinking Water Alliance releases 2021-2022 summary of highlights and accomplishments for increasing access to safe drinking water in the US

Apr 12, 2023

The National Drinking Water Alliance, coordinated by the Nutrition Policy Institute, has summarized its progress in the drinking water space from 2021 and 2022. The summary includes policy highlights such as providing drinking water safety recommendations to the White House and the allocation of $55 billion for water in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. NDWA also advocated for actions for robust implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act provisions that mandate safe drinking water access in schools and childcare facilities and commented on proposed revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead and Copper Rule with recommendations from the latest science on tap-water lead testing. NDWA members developed resources including Increase Healthy Beverage Consumption and Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Community Roadmap for Native communities. The NDWA is a network of organizations and individuals working to ensure that all children in the US can drink safe water in the places where they live, learn and play.

By Christina EA Hecht
Author - UC ANR Nutrition Policy Institute Academic Coordinator
By Danielle L. Lee
Editor - Director of Communications & Research Engagement
By Lorrene Ritchie
Editor - Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist