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NIBS Issues Report on Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

Parul Dubey on February 23, 2024 - in Water

The Consultative Council’s Clean Water and Sanitation report will be included in a three-part 2024 Moving Forward Report to POTUS this spring


(WASHINGTON, DC) – The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) today issued a new report entitled Clean Water, Sanitation, and the Built Environment, focusing on how commercial and residential buildings access and use water resources.

 The water and sanitation access report calls for:

  • Improved and increased data collection efforts regarding water access, quality, and use in households and buildings.
  • Increased market share for WaterSense and other efficiency programs, expansion of the use of alternate water sources, and increased focus to water efficiency as it relates to energy efficiency.
  • Increased funding for centralized and decentralized water and sanitation infrastructure, especially for projects in underserved communities, and support for strong water treatment standards.

“The development of a national strategy to provide sustainable water and sanitation services to rural and disadvantaged communities is of critical importance,” said Stephen T. Ayers, Interim President & CEO. “Part of this must include increased funding for water sector workforce programs to ensure a pipeline of future skilled workers.”

The report was prepared by the NIBS Consultative Council, an assembly of high-level building leaders that makes recommendations directly to the President of the United States, Congress, and state and local policymakers to improve the nation’s buildings and infrastructure.

View the report.


About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential issues in the built environment. NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow @bldgsciences on X, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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