Skip to Content

We invite you to try out our new beta eCFR site at We’ve made big changes to make the eCFR easier to use. Be sure to leave feedback using the 'Help' button on the bottom right of each page!


Notice of Intent To Solicit Comments and Conduct a Public Scoping Meeting on a Global Water Strategy

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Document Statistics
Document page views are updated periodically throughout the day and are cumulative counts for this document. Counts are subject to sampling, reprocessing and revision (up or down) throughout the day.
Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


Department of State.




The U.S. Department of State (Department) will host a listening session to solicit public comments on the development and content of a strategy to address global water challenges including, but not necessarily limited to: (1) Increasing access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene; (2) improving water resource management; and (3) promoting cooperation on shared waters. Participants will be asked to provide brief remarks (up to 3 minutes) highlighting specific challenges that should be addressed and opportunities to strengthen U.S. engagement on international water issues.


This session will take place on Friday, October 28 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Center at the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., (21st Street Entrance), Washington, DC. Attendees must confirm their attendance at A photo identification will be necessary to attend the session. Written comments must be received no later than November 12, 2016.


Written comments may be submitted to​r/​USG-Water by following the prompts. Comments may also be submitted by mail, addressed to: Global Water Strategy Manager, Office of Conservation and Water, Room 2657, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520 and/or by email to Written comments may also be submitted at the public scoping meeting on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


Written, electronic, and oral comments will be given equal weight and the Department will consider all comments received or postmarked by November 12, 2016. Comments received or postmarked after that date may be considered to the extent practicable.

For information contact Global Water Strategy Manager at the address listed in ADDRESSES, by email at, or by fax at (202) 736-7351.

Legislation regarding U.S. efforts on international water and sanitation issues include the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (found at:​bill/​109th-congress/​house-bill/​1973) and the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 (found at:​bill/​113th-congress/​house-bill/​2901).

Previous Reports to Congress on the implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act can be found at:​e/​oes/​water/​waterforthepoor/​index.htm.

Start Signature

Dated: October 5, 2016.

Sherry Zalika Sykes,

Acting Director, Office of Conservation and Water, Department of State.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2016-25033 Filed 10-14-16; 8:45 am]