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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.

Register for the National State Revolving Fund Workshop

Registration is now open for the National State Revolving Fund Workshop. The event will be held July 27-29, in Portsmouth, N.H., and will focus on relevant programmatic, financial, and technical aspects of SRFs.

75 Year Anniversary Video

NEIWPCC Executive Director, Susan Sullivan, kicks-off the 75th anniversary celebration in this new video.

US Symposium on Harmful Algae

Registration is now open for the 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae! Early bird registration closes July 8. The event is set for Oct. 23-28 in Albany, NY. Learn more here.

Photo credit Wolfgang Vogelbein.

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

Registration is now open for the 27th National Tanks Conference & Exposition!  The conference will be held Sept. 13-15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jul
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National State Revolving Fund Workshop @ Sheraton Harborside Hotel
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

NEIWPCC, in collaboration with member states and EPA, will be holding our first National State Revolving Fund (SRF) Workshop focused on relevant programmatic, financial, and technical aspects of SRFs in Region 1 and 2, and beyond.

Topics will range from environmental justice and emerging contaminants, to climate resilience and fiscal sustainability. We welcome interested parties from across the nation to join us for information sharing and networking on New Hampshire’s beautiful coast this summer!

Sep
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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.

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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.