On December 6th, the North Carolina Source Water Protection Program held a one-day workshop to launch a statewide Source Water Collaborative. The state Collaborative is envisioned as an autonomous group that will work together across various programs and policies to strengthen and advance protection of the states’ drinking water sources. Click here for more details.Read More
The Water Research Foundation has released two new publications that offer a vision and roadmap that can guide U.S. water utilities and supporting groups with a unified strategy for coherent, consistent, cost-effective, and socially acceptable source water protection programs. Click here for more details and to access these publications.Read More
EPA has added updated U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) data to the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution data access tool, a tool intended to help states develop effective nitrogen and phosphorus source reduction strategies. Click here to learn more and to access the updated tool online.Read More
USDA announced that pre-proposals for FY12 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are due by January 31. This year’s CIG projects will focus on nutrient management, energy conservation, soil health and wildlife. For more information on CIG from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, click here.Read More
To bring in the new year, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and Ground Water Protection Council will host a webinar linking Clean Water Act funds and source water protection on January 19, 12 PM-1:30 PM EST.
The webinar will consist of three presentations focusing on Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs and ways to coordinate on the state level.
To register for the webinar or learn more, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/136094281 today!Read More
In an effort to improve waterways in the nation’s urban areas, the EPA has begun soliciting proposals for its new Urban Waters Small Grants. The Small Grants emerge as the latest work of EPA’s Urban Waters Program and will be awarded to projects across the country that improve water quality and support community revitalization.
To learn more about the grants and submit a proposal, visit http://www.epa.gov/urbanwaters/funding/index.htmlRead More
On Friday, December 2, 2011, from 2:00-3:00pm EST, the United States Geological Survey will kickoff a host of webinars about its new regional SPARROW models and online decision support tool. The first webinar will provide an overview of the tool’s main uses: prioritizing areas for nutrient reduction, identifying sources that contribute large quantities of nutrients to local waterways, and evaluating nutrient reduction scenarios.
To learn more and register for the December 2 webinar, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/941521630.Read More
The U.S. Forest Service recently unveiled its Forests to Faucets project, a series of maps that illustrate the importance of forests in sustaining healthy sources of surface drinking water. The interactive maps use a geographic information system to show the essential role forests play in providing clean drinking water to urban communities.
Click here to learn more about the U.S. Forest Service’s Forests to Faucets Project.Read More
In light of the increasing problem posed by nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its new Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool (NPDAT) and a free demonstrative webinar on November 30, 2011. In addition to NPDAT, the series will feature other useful tools for tracking and reducing nitrogen and phosphorus levels.Read More
The Source Water Collaborative (SWC) has earned a guest article in the National Association of Conservation Districts’ fall publication of “The Resource.” Co-written by various member groups, the article explains SWC’s mission and the importance of joint efforts by SWC and NACD.
Click here to read the full article in NACD’s “The Resource.”Read More