• Commission Overview

    The Massachusetts Water Resources Commission (WRC) is chaired by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), Matthew A. Beaton.
  • Interbasin Transfer Act

  • Water Laws & Regulations

    Laws and regulations specific to the Water Resource Commission.
  • Water Policies & Guidelines

    Water policies and guidance developed by the Water Resources Commission.
  • Water Resources Commission Members

    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.
  • MA Water Resources Commission Meetings

    Monthly meetings are typically held in the second floor conference rooms at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114.
  • Cooperative Water Resource Planning Program

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been participating in cooperative water resource planning efforts with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) since 1909.
  • Drought Management Task Force

    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

    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.
  • Rainfall Program (DCR)

    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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