Mission, Goals, and Objectives
NASA's stewardship of water resources includes management of drinking water, irrigation, storm water, waste water, wetlands, and other related natural resources issues. Our goal is not only to conserve the water itself, but to protect the natural resources which the water supports.
The NASA Headquarters Environmental Management System designates Water Management as a medium priority environmental aspect. The Environmental Management Program for this aspect includes an objective to reduce water usage across the Agency.
How Water Management Supports NASA's Mission
NASA's Water Management community helps field sites manage water wisely, which enables NASA to conduct ground operations and continually improve the efficiency of those operations. NASA implements a three-prong approach to mitigating water risk to mission: Perform mission operations and maintenance considering water efficiency and cost, construct and renovate with the life-cycle in mind, and manage water wisely.
Water Management Regulatory Drivers
NASA Procedural Directives (NPDs) and NASA Procedural Requirements (NPRs)
- Energy Independence and Secutiry Act (EISA) of 2007
- National Energy Conservation Policy Act as modified by the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005
- 10 CFR 433, 435, and 436 Building Efficiency Design Performance and Life-cycle Costing
- 48 CFR, 23 Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, And Drug-Free Workplace
Executive Orders (EOs)
- EO 13423 Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management
- EO 13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
- Establishing Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of EO 13423
- Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Water Management Point of Contact