- The Massachusetts Water Resources Commission (WRC) is chaired by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), Matthew A. Beaton.
- Laws and regulations specific to the Water Resource Commission.
- Water policies and guidance developed by the Water Resources Commission.
- The Commission's members include representatives from the EEA and its four environmental departments, the Secretary of Housing and Community Development, and five public members representing a wide range of water users and environmental interests. Public members are appointed by the Governor.
- Monthly meetings are typically held in the second floor conference rooms at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114.
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been participating in cooperative water resource planning efforts with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) since 1909.
- The Drought Management Task Force (DMTF) comprises agencies and organizations that provide technical advice on drought conditions and recommendations on drought response.
- Low Impact Development is an approach to environmentally friendly land use planning that include landscaping and design techniques that attempt to maintain the natural, pre-developed ability of a site to manage rainfall and recharge groundwater.
- Monthly reports of ground water, streamflow, reservoir and rainfall conditions across the State provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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