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Chamber of Commerce to study water

Tom Donohue

Tom Donohue

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is taking up the issue of water, Chamber President Tom Donohue said Wednesday in comments after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at a conference.

Donohue said the chamber has recognized that “water is a phenomenal issue” and that the group intends to study it “from an economic perspective, even a peace and war point of view.”

Donohue noted that water is a particularly important issue in the Middle East and said he has been impressed with water retention programs in Israel.

Vilsack added, “Israel has a recycling program that is nothing short of amazing.”