The Water Resource Committee shall serve to provide counsel and direction to the Commission and shall study, discuss, and evaluate water resource issues of concern or interest to the Commisson and Basin states.
The Water Resources Committee shall be composed of a chairman, who is a Commissioner and is appointed by the Chairman of the Commission. The Committee shall include one member designated by and who is an employee of the agency in each of the signatory states that has primary responsibility for water quantity management and water resource protection for such state. The membership of the Water Resources Committee shall be open to a representative from each of the non-signatory states within the Ohio River Basin, as approved by the Commission. The Water Resources Committee shall also include members respresenting the US Army Corps of Engineers and US Geological Survey and other federal water resource agencies identified by the Committee and approved by the Chairman of the Commission. Up to three additional members may be appointed by the Chairman of the Commission. The Chief Engineer of the Commission shall be, ex officio, a member of the Water Resources Committee. The Chairman of the Technical Committee or designee shall be, ex officio, a non-voting member of the Water Resources Committee.
The Chairman or an appropriately designated member of any technical subcommittee, any special work group, or any advisory committee, formed from time to time pursuant to the provisions of these By-laws, may be invited by the Chairman of the Water Resources Committee to attend any meeting at which it is anticipated that matters of particular interest to them may be discussed. Members of the Water Resources Committee and its subcommittees or work groups shall not be reimbursed for their expenses incurred in attending meetings unless authorized by the Commission.