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Read Our 2020 State Summaries

Our annual State Summaries are available online. Learn how we helped the states of the Northeast advance clean water in the 2020 fiscal year.

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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May
20
Thu
31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference @ Virtual
May 20 all-day

We are pleased to announce the 31st Annual Nonpoint Source Conference will be held virtually on May 20, 25, & 27, 2021.

Since 1990, NEIWPCC, in partnership with its member states, has been coordinating the Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Conference, the premier forum in the northeast for sharing information and improving communication on NPS pollution issues and projects.

A Virtual Watershed Moment

Faced with apparent obstacles to in-person meetings, our drive to collaborate and share has not wavered. While we will miss seeing you all in-person, the safety of the NPS community is paramount. As we have for 30 years, we will continue to provide the NPS community with an engaging forum for networking, demonstration, and coordination.

May
25
Tue
31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference @ Virtual
May 25 all-day

We are pleased to announce the 31st Annual Nonpoint Source Conference will be held virtually on May 20, 25, & 27, 2021.

Since 1990, NEIWPCC, in partnership with its member states, has been coordinating the Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Conference, the premier forum in the northeast for sharing information and improving communication on NPS pollution issues and projects.

A Virtual Watershed Moment

Faced with apparent obstacles to in-person meetings, our drive to collaborate and share has not wavered. While we will miss seeing you all in-person, the safety of the NPS community is paramount. As we have for 30 years, we will continue to provide the NPS community with an engaging forum for networking, demonstration, and coordination.

May
27
Thu
31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference @ Virtual
May 27 all-day

We are pleased to announce the 31st Annual Nonpoint Source Conference will be held virtually on May 20, 25, & 27, 2021.

Since 1990, NEIWPCC, in partnership with its member states, has been coordinating the Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Conference, the premier forum in the northeast for sharing information and improving communication on NPS pollution issues and projects.

A Virtual Watershed Moment

Faced with apparent obstacles to in-person meetings, our drive to collaborate and share has not wavered. While we will miss seeing you all in-person, the safety of the NPS community is paramount. As we have for 30 years, we will continue to provide the NPS community with an engaging forum for networking, demonstration, and coordination.

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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.