NEIWPCC’s Water Program Priorities articulate the current programmatic goals of the organization and are updated every five years.
The priorities are established by staff, partner and commissioner input to guide staff efforts to current areas of concern and where states have requested support. The 2020 Water Program Priorities outline five focus areas:
- Clean Water Act Reauthorization.
- Contaminants of Emerging Concern/PFAS.
- Infrastructure and State Revolving Fund.
- Training and Certification.
- Watershed Planning and Waterbody Protection.
Climate Change and Resiliency
The Water Program Priorities recognize that all of NEIWPCC’s work is completed on a backdrop of a changing climate. Thus, each priority topic includes climate change and resiliency considerations.
Commitment to Clean Water for All
Communities with lower socio-economic status and those with larger minority populations are disproportionally impacted by serious water quality issues and threats.
Our work in service of underserved and underrepresented groups is a key aspect of our priorities. NEIWPCC understands that we are not achieving our mission and realizing our vision until all our communities have access to clean and safe water.