Reduction of nutrient impairments to our nation’s waters is a top priority for states and interstates. ACWA has a long history of working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies such as U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geologic Society on strategies to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loadings to waterbodies. Reductions in nutrient pollution are being achieved via a rich mosaic of approaches that vary by state, pollutant of concern, sources, and collaborators.
Our workshops and committees:
- Encourage greater collaboration regarding nutrient-related issues among EPA and state and interstate agencies by facilitating dialogue through webinars, conference calls, and meetings.
- Partner with stakeholders such as agricultural groups and wastewater treatment facilities to find common group in reaching nutrient pollution reduction goals.
- Focus on discrete nutrient-related projects, tasks, and issues through the Nutrients Working Group, a collaboration between ACWA, ASDWA, NASDA, and EPA.
- Provide guidance, advice, and assistance to state and interstate agencies seeking to develop water quality trading program.
- Promote the usage of the Water Quality Trading Toolkit templates while seeking to stay current on developments in water quality trading programs throughout the nation.
Tools You Can Use
Nutrients Reduction Progress Tracker
The Nutrients Reduction Progress Tracker helps track state progress on nutrients pollution reduction efforts and helps gather detail on state programs to demonstrate progress in reducing nutrient pollution to our waters.
Water Quality Trading Toolkit
With Willamette Partnership, ACWA developed Water Quality Trading Toolkit templates to provide a blueprint for those states and organizations seeking to create a water quality trading program.