“Every Member of Congress, everyone in the executive branch from the President on, in the field of national resources, has to plan during their period of administration or office, for the next generation, because no project that we plan today will be beneficial to us. Anything we begin today is for those who come after us. And just as those who began something 11years ago make it possible for us to be here, I hope we’ll fulfill our responsibility to the next generation that’s going to follow us.”
The history of NAWAPA has recently been made available for the first time, captured in the feature film, “NAWAPA 1964” which consists entirely of Senate Correspondences of Senator Frank Moss,
published news reports, speeches and TV broadcasts, all taking place between 1962-1973.
“Man’s dependency on an adequate supply of fresh water is an indisputable fact. It is equally a fact that there is an insufficiency of such water and that this insufficiency has been particularly felt in the Western United States.
Many efforts have been and are continuing to be made to solve the problem of limited water supply, and although great strides have been achieved, so great is the problem and so important its solution that it now has
become imperative that consideration be given to what at one time seemed unachievable proposals. The time has passed during which this problem can be solved through traditionally local or piecemeal approaches.
The solution must be equal in magnitude to the problem.”
- Frank E. Moss, Chairman,
Special Subcommittee on Western Water Development 1964: