Goals: Since 1947, NEIWPCC has been a leader in the fight for clean water. In consultation with its member states - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont - NEIWPCC takes a proactive leadership role on regional and national issues while developing and implementing water programs complementary to and supportive of the statutes, goals, and programs of the member states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal, state, and local entities.
Throughout its history, NEIWPCC has focused on surface water protection, but it now also devotes substantial attention and resources to such matters as wetlands restoration, climate change, nonpoint source pollution, water allocation, and underground storage tanks. The Commission’s activities are diverse, but in general, it serves and assists its member states by coordinating activities and forums that encourage collaboration among the states, developing resources that foster progress on water issues, representing the region in matters of federal policy, training environmental professionals, initiating and overseeing scientific research projects, educating the public, and providing overall leadership in water management and protection.
NEIWPCC provides a wide variety of water-related resources, from sophisticated water quality models to a newsletter - Interstate Water Report - that raises awareness about current and emerging water issues. All can be accessed at www.neiwpcc.org. For a comprehensive description of materials that can be borrowed or acquired (for free or for a limited charge) from the Commission, visit the “Publications and Resources” section of the website and download NEIWPCC’s Resource Catalog. Hard copies of the catalog are also available.
Resources: see above