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Interstate Waters Archive

Interstate Waters provides in-depth reporting on water issues that matter to NEIWPCC’s member states.

The magazine is published twice a year.

Spring 2022

  • Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act
  • Defining WOTUS
  • Addressing Emerging Contaminants
  • Meeting Challenges in Modernizing the Clean Water Act
  • The first Fully Integrated Sludge Composting System

Fall 2021

  • Tracing the Pandemic Through our Wastewater
  • Combating our Aging Wastewater Workforce
  • Daniel Miller: Restoring Hudson River Estuary Habitats
  • Beavers, TACos, and Lightning Talks

Spring 2021

  • A Roadmap for Advancing and Preserving Water Quality
  • Assessing Nitrogen Removal Retrofits
  • New Regional Initiative to Address Salt Pollution
  • Eliminating Systemic Racism in the Environmental Field

September 2020

  • Youth and the Environment
  • Teaching the Teachers
  • Reinventing NEIWPCC
  • Socially Distanced Eel Monitoring

February 2020
The February issue of Interstate Waters explores how Connecticut helped municipalities and others to comply with its latest general permit for stormwater systems. Another story looks back at the gains the region has made reducing airborn mercury, and ahead at trends that threaten that progress. Reports detail the work of NEIWPCC workgroups, the status of federal legislation and regulation affecting water programs, and other news of water in the Northeast.

September 2019
The September, 2019, issue tells how NEIWPCC boat-launch stewards in New York and Vermont are fighting invasive aquatic species, one boat at a time. Another feature story travels up the Hudson River to visit all four stewardship sites of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, with a stop at the Reserve’s headquarters at Norrie Point.

The issue also brings news of recent issues in water-operator certification, PFAS, federal efforts to weaken water protections, and other developments.

March 2019
“Taking Out the Trash” reports on work to reduce aquatic trash by local organizations in New York and New Jersey. The projects were funded and administered by NEIWPCC and executed largely by volunteers including primary school students from Brooklyn.

Other stories look back at a decade of training wastewater managers, and describe the ongoing work that state agencies are doing on common these such as stormwater, wetlands, and PFAS. We also check in with EPA Region 2 Administrator Peter Lopez.