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A Watershed Year

In 2022 we are celebrating two “watershed” moments: NEIWPCC’s 75th anniversary and 50 years of the Clean Water Act. In recognition of these milestones, we will share stories from our staff, commissioners, and partners to commemorate water quality achievements in the Northeast. Read more here.

Attend the Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

The conference will be held on March 2-4 in Portland, Maine, and includes 53 unique presentations, a poster session, exhibitor hall, and more. View the full agenda and register here.

Register for Training

We’re offering live, virtual wastewater trainings where attendees can earn Training Contact Hours (TCHs). See our calendar to register.

National Tanks Conference

The Call For Abstracts for the 27th National Tanks Conference & Exposition closes Feb. 2, 2022.

The conference will be held Sept. 13-15, 2022, at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Mar
2
Wed
Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference @ Holiday Inn
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day

The NAB Conference brings together water quality professionals and other stakeholders across the Northeast to collaborate on clean water and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise.

This conference is open to all registrants, and attendees will include representatives from public and private sectors in New England and New York State, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations.

 

Apr
27
Wed
Annual Nonpoint Source Conference @ Woodstock Inn & Resort
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Join us for the 32nd Annual Nonpoint Source Conference in Woodstock, Vermont. The Annual NPS Conference is the premier forum in the Northeast for sharing information and improving communication on NPS pollution issues and project. Visit our event web page to stay informed as we continue the planning process for this signature conference.

May
23
Mon
Lake Champlain Research Conference @ University of Vermont Davis Center
May 23 – May 25 all-day

The Lake Champlain Basin ProgramLake Champlain Sea Grant, and the Lake Champlain Research Consortium are pleased to announce the 2022 Lake Champlain Research Conference. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the US Clean Water Act of 1972, the conference will bring together lake and watershed stakeholders, including researchers, management practitioners, and the public, to learn about the state of research on Lake Champlain. The conference will provide an opportunity for discussion, networking, and collaboration. The event will be multi-jurisdictional, featuring representation and research from New York, Vermont, Québec, and beyond.

Originally scheduled for January 2022, the event has been postponed to May 2022 to safeguard participants’ health.

Please see the event webpage for more information and to register.

Sep
13
Tue
National Tanks Conference @ Wyndham Grand Hotel
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

Historically held every three years, the event brings together hundreds of UST/LUST professionals, including tank inspectors; cleanup specialists; state, tribal, and territorial employees; federal regulators; and industry representatives to network and learn about emerging issues, policy, equipment, and many other topics. Visit the event webpage for all event updates including Call for Abstracts, registration, and other event happenings, include a pre-conference workshop to be held on September 12, 2022.

Oct
23
Sun
11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae @ Hilton Albany
Oct 23 – Oct 28 all-day

The theme for the U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae is Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore.” From freshwater to marine systems, the prevalence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) is a national environmental challenge, and solutions are needed. Celebrating this event in New York – the only state with Great Lake shorelines, marine coasts, and the diverse range of ecosystems between these extremes – creates an ideal setting to discuss progress in understanding algal bloom ecology and the solutions necessary to prevent and reduce HABs.

This conference is open to all registrants. Attendees will include national representatives and researchers from academia; state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; and watershed organizations. Registration will open in Spring 2022.

The symposium is coordinated by NEIWPCC, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S. Geological Survey with support from the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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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.
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Where Do We Serve?

Watersheds cross political boundaries. So do we. In addition to region-wide work at our Lowell, Massachusetts, headquarters, NEIWPCC manages or supports programs and environmental training in its seven member states. Many programs focus on a particular watershed or area. Learn More >

Additional NEIWPCC employees work in state offices across the region. Learn More >

Maine Training

NEIWPCC’s JETCC program trains and accredits wastewater operators in the state of Maine. Go>

Massachusetts Training

NEIWPCC trains and accredits wastewater operators and soil and septic inspectors in Massachusetts. Go>

Lake Champlain Basin Program

The Lake Champlain Basin Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the lake. Go>

Long Island Sound Study

The Long Island Sound Study Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the sound. Go>

Hudson River Programs

In the Hudson Valley, two linked programs run and fund research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the Hudson estuary watershed. Go>

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.