The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water is conducting a study on the importance of clean water to the U.S. economy. According to a notice in a Nov. 14 Federal Register, EPA will hold a Dec. 5 teleconference to provide opportunity for public comment. The agency is looking for input on how the availability of clean water affects economic development patterns and creates advantages for various economic sectors, as well as what data are available or needed to support strategic choices.