Water Resources Research Act

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Water Resources Research Act of 1964
Great Seal of the United States
Enacted by the 88th United States Congress
Effective July 17, 1964
Citations
Public law 88-379
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S.2
  • Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on {{{signeddate}}}

The Water Resources Research Act of 1964 (WRRA) undertakes "... a coordinated scientific research program in water [supply reference] ...", which constitutes "... the greatest resource problem facing the West and the Nation ..." The WRRA's principal result was establishment of the National Institutes for Water Resources.


Legislative background

[explain origins in Eisenhower administration, eventual fulfillment in 88th Congress with unusual federal governance and explicitly enumerated research goals]


Distinctions

One of the earliest research grants of the WRRA happened to go to eventual Nobel Memorial Prize-laureate Elinor Ostrom at the beginning of her career [needs reference].

External links

  • Water Resources Research Act, as amended in 2006
  • Statement of President Lyndon B. Johnston on the occasion of the approval of the Water Resources Research Act of 1964, July 17, 1964


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