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Founded in 1947 by an act of Congress, governed by its seven member states, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission each year fulfills its broad mandate to help the states preserve, protect, and advance the quality of their precious water resources.

A representative commission appointed by the seven governors sets overall goals and is the medium for a vital ongoing conversation among state and federal environmental officials. In workgroups, policy makers and practitioners grapple with particular problems of ongoing concern, bringing to bear the latest science and a deep knowledge of the issues and the waters of the Northeast.