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Regional Information

Watershed Agricultural Council

Provides information on the New York City water supply watershed area. The site includes information on programs and activities in the Catskills region such as agriculture and forestry programs, farmland retention, economic development, and water supply facts.

Chesapeake Bay Program

Provides comprehensive information, including daily news, on the Chesapeake Bay.

DEC, Inc., and J7 LLC (with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

CAST "is a web-based nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment load estimator tool that streamlines environmental planning. Users specify the Best Management Practices (BMPs) and their location. CAST builds the scenario and provides estimates of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment load reductions."

U. S. Water Partnership.

"...the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) unites and mobilizes U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, particularly in the developing world. A joint effort of both public and private sectors in the U.S., the partnership is supported by government agencies, academic organizations, water coalitions, NGOs and the private sector."

Western States Water Council.

"The purposes of the Council are: (1) to accomplish effective cooperation among western states in the conservation, development and management of water resources; (2) to maintain vital state prerogatives, while identifying ways to accommodate legitimate federal interests; (3) to provide a forum for the exchange of views, perspectives, and experiences among member states; and (4) to provide analysis of federal and state developments in order to assist member states in evaluating impacts of federal laws and programs and the effectiveness of state laws and policies."

Stamford Woods Institute for the Environment; The Bill Lane Center for the American West

"The mission of Water in the West is to design, articulate, and advance sustainable water management for the people and environment of the American West. Our vision for a sustainable water future is one in which:

  • Innovation and change is no longer viewed as impossible or intractable
  • Water institutions, markets, and regions are functional, coordinated, and integrated
  • Groundwater is sustainably managed to meet the challenges of a changing climate
  • Rivers, waters, and the ecosystems that depend on them are restored and protected
  • The communities of the West meet the needs of an increasing population with less water"