Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2016

The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 is comprehensive legislation that was signed into Law under the Water Resources Infrastructure Improvements for Nation (WIIN) Act by President Obama on December 16, 2016. The Act addresses America’s water infrastructure needs which are critical for the Nation’s economic competitiveness and domestic security.  The WRDA provisions are included in four Titles:  Title I - Water Resources Development; Title II – Water and Waste Act of 2016; Title III – Natural Resources and Title IV – Other Matters.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provisions are covered under Title I with a few provisions under Titles II, III, and IV.

The USACE will develop “implementation guidance” for the provisions in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). The implementation guidance will be available and can be found in the Implementation Guidance section below.

The Water Resources Development Act is strictly an authorizing legislation. The funding to implement authorized studies, projects and activities is provided separately under the annual appropriations budgetary process.

Written correspondence sent to WRDA2016@usace.army.mil will not be posted publically unless the commenter indicates they want their comments posted to the public.

Implementation Guidance

WRDA 2016 implementation guidance will be published
as it is completed.
Click here to expand contentClick here to collapse content  Implementation Guidance contains WRDA Provisions

Last Update:  08 Jun 2017 - Section 1185 added

  • 07 Jun 2017 - Sections 1135, 1156, 1203, 1319 added
  • 08 Jun 2017 - Section 1185 added
  • 22 May 2017 - Sections 1119, 1129, 1148, 1150, 1172, 1173, 1303, 1315, 1317, 1318 added
  • 01 May 2017 - Sections 1126, 1182, 1321(B), 1401(B) added
  • 29 Mar 2017 - Section 1120, 1178(b), 1201, 1207 & 1401 added
  • 22 Mar 2017 - Page created

Written Comments

Written comments may be submitted Electronically to:


Comments will not be posted for the public unless requested by the commenter.