RD177 - Report of the State Water Commission - 2016

Executive Summary:
The State Water Commission (the Commission) is a 15-member legislative body established by statute that is charged with (i) studying all aspects of water supply and allocation problems in the Commonwealth, (ii) coordinating the legislative recommendations of all state entities that have responsibilities with respect to water supply and allocation issues, and (iii) annually reporting its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor. In 2015, the Commission met twice and devoted its time to receiving testimony regarding (a) strategies for managing groundwater in Eastern Virginia, (b) the status of the state water resources plan, (c) the proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing, and (d) local and regional approaches to ensuring the availability of future water supplies.