Key Issues

Support biennial Water Resources Development Acts (WRDA)

Supporting biennial Water Resources Development Acts (WRDA), legislation authorizing Corps of Engineers’ work on locks and dams, dredging and other Civil Works water projects critical to the Nation.


Maintaining water resources bills on an every two-year cycle is important to the continuation of modernizing our lock and dam infrastructure - a vital part of America's supply chain, the envy of the world, but infrastructure that needs maintenance and recapitalization to ensure the future of America's inland waterway transportation network. 




Support for WRDA


WRDA policies are critical to our nation’s inland waterways, which provide and sustain more than a half-million jobs, support exports, and protect the environment. The waterways help relieve traffic congestion, and are the safest, most energy-efficient mode of surface transportation. Waterways are vital to our agriculture, manufacturing and energy sectors. Going back to the 2014 Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA), this legislation has been signed into law every two years since.


WRDA bills have strong bi-partisan support in Congress to authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform various water-related, water resources projects within their Civil Works mission.

Letters of Support: Navigation & Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP)


Where We Stand

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has been biennial legislation since 2014. It's an important authorizing vehicle for all kinds of water-related issues, including navigation.


The bipartisan, bicameral support for WRDA on Capitol Hill is an example of just how important these water-related issues, though not often heralded in the media, really are to the Nation.