A community of problem solvers advancing clean water in the Northeast, in service to the states and the people. Our mission includes research and monitoring, outreach and education, and training, support, and advocacy. Learn More >

Studying and Protecting Estuaries and Wetlands

Wetlands and estuaries are ecologically unique areas that provide habitat essential to our fish and wildlife populations. Researchers who study estuaries in the Northeast will gather in Rhode Island on September 13 to share work on nutrient pollution. Learn More >

Training Environmental Professionals

For more than 45 years, NEIWPCC has equipped environmental professionals with the latest knowledge and skills. We offer training at locations throughout New England and New York State. Learn More >

Protecting Cherished Water Resources

From Lake Champlain to Narragansett Bay and beyond, we staff and support programs that protect and champion specific water bodies and target the challenges they face. We apply lessons learned to protect water resources across the region. Learn More >

Monitoring the Health of Our Water

Our mission includes expanding knowledge about the condition of the Northeast’s water resources. Research and monitoring by our staff and by partners tracks the presence of aquatic invasive species and harmful algal blooms, the effects of sea level rise, water quality trends, and many other critical topics. Learn More >

Communications RFP Is Available

Communications Consultant for the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program – Request for Qualifications NEIWPCC, on behalf of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, is inviting qualification submittals… Continue reading >

New Leadership

NEIWPCC has chosen Susan Sullivan, an environmental scientist, to be its new executive director. Sullivan has been the agency’s deputy director since 1997. She succeeds… Continue reading >

Our July Newsletter

Find out how 5th grade students in New York are assisting in the repopulation of the ecologically critical water celery plant in the Hudson River.… Continue reading >

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Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Webinar
Second of a three-part webinar series about the use of buffers to improve water quality. Part two covers education. The final webinar featuring legal challenges… Continue reading >
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm The Coastal Institute at URI
2017 Estuary Research Workshop Limiting Factors Beyond Nitrogen The 2017 Estuary Research Workshop will focus on nutrients (emphasis on phosphorus) that are potentially limiting in,… Continue reading >
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Webinar
The final webinar of a three-part series about the use of buffers to improve water quality. Part three examines the legal challenges.  
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Norrie Point Environmental Center
Dive into Hudson River research! Meet Hudson River scientists and learn how they work. Demos and activities for the whole family. Seine or angle for… Continue reading >

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Our Programs

NEIWPCC is a not-for-profit interstate agency that serves and assists our states by coordinating activities and forums that encourage cooperation, developing resources that foster progress on water and wastewater issues, representing the region in matters of federal policy, training environmental professionals, initiating scientific research projects, educating the public, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.

Regional Partnerships

NEIWPCC has entered into partnerships with a number of programs programs that target specific water bodies and the challenges they face. These groups conduct a wide range of activities, including public outreach, water quality monitoring, research into aquatic nuisance species, educating the public through publications, and coordinating water quality and habitat management efforts.

  • Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Long Island Sound Study
  • Peconic Estuary Program
  • Interstate Environmental Commission District
  • Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
  • Hudson River Estuary Program

What Are the Issues?

Commercial and residential growth have combined to produce an abundance of pollutants that often flow unchecked into lakes, rivers, and bays. See below for the primary environmental issues of our region.