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Details Shared from North Carolina State Source Water Collaborative Workshop

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.

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Register Today for “Using Clean Water Act Funding for Source Water Protection” Webinar on January 19!

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!

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Submit Proposals for Urban Waters Small Grants by January 23, 2012!

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.html

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Register Today for New Webinar Series on USGS Nutrient Management Tool!

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.

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New Forest Service Maps Show the Trickle Down Effect Between Healthy Forests and Healthy Water

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.

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