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NEIWPCC works for clean water by helping our member states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont—meet their water-related needs. NEIWPCC coordinates forums and events that encourage cooperation among the states, develops resources that foster progress on water and wastewater issues, represents the region in matters of federal policy, trains environmental professionals, initiates and oversees scientific research, educates the public, and provides overall leadership in water management and protection.
NEIWPCC, in consultation with our member states, takes a leadership role on regional and national issues while developing and implementing water programs complementary to and supportive of the statutes, goals, and programs of the states, EPA, and other federal, state, and local entities. All of NEIWPCC’s work is built upon a foundation of values that represent the character of the commission:
Prioritization on Listening — The impetus for NEIWPCC’s programs arises from needs expressed by our member states.
Commitment to Coordination — The benefits from coordination among member states are significant and accrue to the states both collectively and individually.
Dedication to Communication — Workgroups, conferences, and other means of regular communication facilitate regional and national coordination among member states, EPA, and other federal, state, and local entities.
Emphasis on Professional Development — Through development and delivery of training and educational programs, we increase knowledge and improve skills and, in turn, contribute to the betterment of communities and society.
Responsibility to Expand Knowledge — By conducting and supporting water-related research, we deepen the knowledge of our region’s water challenges and foster the development of solutions.
Determination to Increase Awareness — Developing and distributing information that explains and clarifies water issues leads to awareness that breeds support for the work for clean water.
Resolve to Lead — To best serve and assist our member states in their work of protecting and enhancing their waters, the commission maintains a leadership role within the environmental community.