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Register for the Annual NPS Conference

The 33rd Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Conference will be held in Saratoga Springs, New York on April 12-13 with the theme of Environmental Justice, Equity & Climate Change. Learn more.

New Clean Water Podcast

The Clean Water Pod explores the challenges and successes of restoring and protecting water quality. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts!

Register for Training

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

New Regional Sludge Report

The Northeast Regional Sludge End-Use and Disposal Estimate report provides a representative snapshot of how sewage sludge was disposed of or beneficially reused in the region to inform management plans. Learn more.

Diving into States’ Impaired Waters List

Episode 4 of the Clean Water Pod Jokingly called the “naughty list” by some water professionals, the Clean Water Act Section 303(d)’s list of impaired […]

NEIWPCC Work Summarized State by State

NEIWPCC’s 2021-22 state summaries, updated annually, are now available in print and online. These one-page handouts highlight how NEIWPCC helped the Northeast preserve and advance […]

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Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference @ Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
The Northeast Aquatic Biologists (NAB) Conference provides a forum for knowledge-transfer, collaboration, and networking among the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast. The event is coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with our member states and the U.S. EPA.
The 2023 NAB Conference will take place on February 15-17, at the Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Planning for the meeting is underway and will include traditional concurrent, plenary, and poster sessions. We will adapt accordingly to deliver content, networking, and social events to provide you the same great event in a safe way.
Sustainable Shorelines Webinar: Living Shorelines and Collaborative Restoration in Apalachicola, Florida
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Sustainable Shoreline Webinar series presents:

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve installed their first living shoreline in 1984 and have since since embarked on several similar projects, including the recent installation of a $900,000 shoreline at the Reserve’s headquarters. They are currently partnering on a project to protect US Highway 98, an important transportation artery and evacuation route. Hear how their methods and capacity have evolved and expanded over the years, particularly through the establishment a restoration work group that has increased capacity throughout the region.

Register here.

This event is part of the Sustainable Shorelines Webinar Series, which showcases innovative nature-based shoreline protection projects, resources for resilience planning, and tools that advance conservation and sustainability. Click here to check out our other events. 

Annual Nonpoint Source Conference @ Holiday Inn® Saratoga Springs
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day
Annual Nonpoint Source Conference @ Holiday Inn® Saratoga Springs

The 33rd  Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Conference is set for April 12-13, 2023 in Saratoga Springs, New York. NEIWPCC is coordinating the conference in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with support from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the Shinnecock Nation. The conference theme is Environmental Justice, Equity and Climate Change.

The conference is open to all registrants, with registration opening in early 2023. Details about the conference and abstract submission can be found on the event webpage.

National Nonpoint Source Workshop @ Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Nov 6 – Nov 9 all-day

The 2023 National Nonpoint Source (NPS) Workshop will focus on current issues and advancements in the national NPS Program and evolving national, regional, and local NPS pollution concerns.

Who should attend?

  • Federal, Tribal Nation, state, and municipal government staff
  • Private sector professionals
  • Nonprofit and watershed organization staff
  • College and university students and professors

Registration will open in summer 2023.

See the event webpage for additional information.

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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.