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

National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar

How can we use climate-informed precipitation metrics in water quality planning activities? Learn more.

Read Our Annual Report

Our annual report for the 2020 fiscal year is now available. Learn how we helped the Northeast preserve and advance clean water in a year dominated by the COVID-19 crisis.

US Symposium on Harmful Algae

Save the date for the 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae on Oct. 23-28, 2022 in Albany, NY. The theme is “Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore“. Learn more here.

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Dec
14
Tue
Underground Storage Tanks Inspector Training Webinar: Emergency Power Generator UST Systems (Part 2) @ Virtual
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Inspectors are invited to attend a webinar training on Emergency Power Generator UST Systems — Part 2.

Speakers include:

Speakers

  • Tim Smith – U.S. EPA
  • John Cignatta – Datanet Engineering, Inc.

Register here.

Please visit our UST Inspector Training Webinar Archive to view our previously recorded training webinars.

 

Dec
15
Wed
Underground Storage Tanks Inspector Training Webinar: UST Overfill Prevention @ Virtual
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Inspectors are invited to attend a webinar training on UST Overfill Prevention tactics.

Speakers include:

  • Russ Brauksieck – U.S. EPA
  • Spruce Wheelock – New Hampshire DES, retired
  • David McKamie – DATZ UST Management

Register here.

Please visit our UST Inspector Training Webinar Archive to view our previously recorded training webinars.

Jan
11
Tue
Webinar: Using Climate Change Informed Precipitation Metrics for Water Quality Planning
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Jan. 11, 2022 from 2-3 p.m. EST, the National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar Series will host a webinar on using precipitation metrics in water quality planning activities such as TMDLs.

Climate change is shifting precipitation patterns worldwide, with major impacts on water quality and efforts to restore impaired waters. As the pace of change accelerates, it will become increasingly important to consider projections of future precipitation in water quality protection and restoration efforts.

The webinar will feature Michelle Miro, PhD, Water Resources Engineer at the RAND Corporation, who will present on incorporating climate projections into Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves. Miro will demonstrate using future projected IDF curves developed for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as a case study to illustrate how to use climate projections and think about future climate scenarios and uncertainty for planning and design.

Register for the webinar, which is free and open to the public. A webinar recording will be available online for those who cannot join on January 11.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Miro is water resources engineer at the RAND Corporation with a broad portfolio of work that supports international, federal and local emergency, infrastructure and resource management agencies with climate adaptation, disaster resilience and recovery, and water resources planning. She is a co-investigator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (MARISA) program, where she leads climate adaptation and stormwater management research. She holds an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About the National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar Series
Since 2016, NEIWPCC, through a grant from the EPA, has hosted a series of informational webinars for state, territorial, and tribal program staff working on pollution budgets in impaired waterways under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act.

Past webinars feature presentations from a diverse array of experts on topics ranging from modeling tools to media relations skills. All previous webinar recordings, presentations, and supporting material are available in our archives. To propose a topic for a future webinar, submit an abstract here.

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.

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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.