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We Are NEIWPCC

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.

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 >

EPA, Engagement, More

School teachers and wastewater operators are banding together. The Trump administration is facing criticism from within the EPA. NEIWPCC’s partner programs are planning for engagement,… Continue reading >

Our State Reports

From western New York to Presque Isle; from the Quebec border to Long Island Sound, NEIWPCC was busy last year in every one of its… Continue reading >

Biologists Assemble March 4-6

Registration for #NABNewport Now Open Secure your spot at the 2020 Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference as a participant, exhibitor, or sponsor! This year’s conference will… Continue reading >

Engaging Broader Audiences

Jan 9 Webinar Focuses on Social Media  To solve water quality problems, public engagement is key. It’s easier than ever to create engaging educational materials… Continue reading >

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Mar
4
Wed
2020 Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference @ The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina
Mar 4 – Mar 6 all-day

NAB 2020 will be held March 4–6, 2020 at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina in Newport, RI.

This conference, coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with member states and EPA, continues the tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration.

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, and municipal governments; the private sector; academia; and watershed organizations.

For more information, check out the conference webpage.

Apr
23
Thu
31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference @ Woodstock Inn
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day

Announcing the 31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference.

NEIWPCC is hosting the event with support from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the EPA Region 1.

The event will take place April 23-24, 2019 in Woodstock, Vermont.

A Call for Abstracts will be released in late October.

The conference is open to federal, tribal, state, and municipal government and private sector professionals. Nonprofit and watershed organizations staff, and college and university students and professors are also welcome.

For more information, visit the conference website.


Additional Information

NEIWPCC maintains a NPS Conference archive, with access to conference materials between 2007 and 2019.

2018 National Nonpoint Source Training Workshop and Archive

Nonpoint Source Pollution

 

Apr
28
Tue
Long Island Sound Community Based Social Marketing Workshop @ Beardsley Zoo
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

More information coming soon.

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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>

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program runs and funds research, monitoring, and mitigation projects that protect the bay and its watershed. 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>

Storm Recovery Area

NEIWPCC employees support the work of the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, helping hard-hit areas rebound from Hurricane Sandy.
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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>

Peconic Estuary Program

The Peconic Estuary Program runs and funds research, monitoring, mitigation, and public outreach programs that protect the estuary. 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.