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Connections

We engage and convene 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.

Protection

We conduct research into water-related topics, monitor related environment factors, and fund such work by others. We also implement and fund environmental restoration and other on-the-ground projects.

Training

We develop, coordinate, and conduct training courses that serve water quality professionals regionally and nationwide.

Education

We fund and/or staff programs that engage the public through events, exhibits, web and print publications, and other outreach activities.

Engagement

We actively represent the interests of member states at meetings with federal and state officials and in regional and national water and wastewater associations.

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Dec
14
Mon
UST Inspector Training Webinar @ Virtual
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“NLPA/KWA Standard 823 – Preventative Maintenance, Repair and In-situ Construction of Petroleum Sumps”

Registration is free for all participants.

The webinar will begin with EPA’s perspective on the need for a code of practice regarding preventative maintenance, repair, and in-situ construction of petroleum sumps. Attendees will then hear from the Chair of the Standard 823 Committee regarding what the 2020 standard entails and how it addresses a number of subjects associated with petroleum sumps and UST systems. Finally, attendees will hear a contractor’s perspective on how Standard 823 impacts work done at UST facilities.

Speakers

  • Russ Brauksieck, Senior Analyst – U.S. EPA
  • Tony Rieck, President and CEO – T.R. Consulting, Inc.
  • Ed Kubinsky, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Training and Certification – Crompco, LLC
Mar
3
Wed
Northeast Aquatics Biologist Conference @ Virtual
Mar 3 all-day

NEIWPCC is happy to announce that the 2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will be held on a virtual platform, March 3, 5, 9,  and 11, 2021.

The Call for Abstracts is Open!

The deadline for submission is January 6, 2021.

The upcoming NAB virtual conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserves the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

Registration will open in January.

While the event generally focuses on the northeast region, conference attendees from across the nation and beyond are welcome to join, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the public and private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. 

Mar
5
Fri
Northeast Aquatics Biologist Conference @ Virtual
Mar 5 all-day

NEIWPCC is happy to announce that the 2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will be held on a virtual platform, March 3, 5, 9,  and 11, 2021.

The Call for Abstracts is Open!

The deadline for submission is January 6, 2021.

The upcoming NAB virtual conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserves the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

Registration will open in January.

While the event generally focuses on the northeast region, conference attendees from across the nation and beyond are welcome to join, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the public and private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. 

Mar
9
Tue
Northeast Aquatics Biologist Conference @ Virtual
Mar 9 all-day

NEIWPCC is happy to announce that the 2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will be held on a virtual platform, March 3, 5, 9,  and 11, 2021.

The Call for Abstracts is Open!

The deadline for submission is January 6, 2021.

The upcoming NAB virtual conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserves the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

Registration will open in January.

While the event generally focuses on the northeast region, conference attendees from across the nation and beyond are welcome to join, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the public and private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. 

Mar
11
Thu
Northeast Aquatics Biologist Conference @ Virtual
Mar 11 all-day

NEIWPCC is happy to announce that the 2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference will be held on a virtual platform, March 3, 5, 9,  and 11, 2021.

The Call for Abstracts is Open!

The deadline for submission is January 6, 2021.

The upcoming NAB virtual conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserves the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

Registration will open in January.

While the event generally focuses on the northeast region, conference attendees from across the nation and beyond are welcome to join, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the public and private sector; academia; and watershed organizations. 

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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>

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 Partnership

The Peconic Estuary Partnership 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.