Advisory Committee on Water Information
The ACWI represents the interests of water-information users and professionals in advising the Federal Government on Federal water-information programs and their effectiveness in meeting the nation’s water-information needs. The ACWI became administratively inactive on December 5, 2019 but ACWA remains committed to working on this issue.
Animal Agriculture Discussion Group
In 2013, an informal group of representative stakeholders from the major animal agriculture sectors (pork, poultry, beef, dairy), USDA, academia, and states was formed. Agriculture sector groups include National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Producers Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, United Egg Producers, National Milk Producers Federation, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and individual producers and integrators. The AADG convenes via meetings and calls, and meets on farms and at agricultural events around the country, to keep lines of communication open, and develop a shared understanding of how to enhance agricultural practices and maintain clean water.
Decentralized Systems Memorandum of Understanding
EPA and 16 partner organizations are joined by an MOU to work collaboratively at the national level to improve decentralized performance and protect our nation’s public health and water resources.
Green Infrastructure Collaborative
The EPA website on the Green Infrastructure Collaborative. Formed by EPA in 2014 with participation by federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private-sector entities, the Collaborative is a network to help communities more easily implement green infrastructure.
National Network on Water Quality Trading
The National Network (“NNWQT”) is made up of a group of organizations with the purpose of establishing a national dialogue on how water quality trading can best contribute to clean water goals. That includes providing options and recommendations to improve consistency, innovation, and integrity in water quality trading.
Source Water Collaborative
Twenty-four national organizations united to protect Americas drinking water at the source in the lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers we tap for drinking purposes.
State, Tribal Climate Change Committee
The EPA website on addressing climate change in state water programs. The Council is made up of State and Tribal water program managers and the EPA National Water Program to exchange information on and discuss climate change matters.
State Water Agency Climate Adaptation Practices
ACWA, ASWM, ASDWA, and EPA worked together to identify a number of innovative actions and planning initiatives by state water management agencies aimed to address climate variability and improve resilience. The practices shown are a diverse selection of initiatives, spanning many programmatic areas, implemented across the entire country. We encourage ACWA members and other state agency staff to browse and examine these practices and consider whether they may be useful models to adapt.