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Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

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Affiliated Orgs:
Projects: Interstate Water Quality Monitoring
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Organization SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the organization and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Org. Type: Bilateral and / or Intergovernmental Agency
Language: English
Org. Website: www.umrba.org
Org. Source: User
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Organization Overview

Formed in 1981 by the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, the purpose of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) is to facilitate dialogue and cooperative action regarding water and related land resource issues in the basin. UMRBA serves as a regional interstate forum, facilitates cooperative planning and coordinated resource management, creates mechanisms of information exchange for states, federal partners and nongovernmental o...

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Formed in 1981 by the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, the purpose of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) is to facilitate dialogue and cooperative action regarding water and related land resource issues in the basin. UMRBA serves as a regional interstate forum, facilitates cooperative planning and coordinated resource management, creates mechanisms of information exchange for states, federal partners and nongovernmental organziations, develops regional positions on river resource issues, and advocates for the states' collective interests. Specific issue areas of focus for UMRBA include aquatic nuisance species, commercial navigation, ecosystem restoration, flood risk management, hydropower, spill response, and water quality.

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Primary Contact

Dave Hokanson
Water Quality Program Director


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In 2014, the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin – through the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) – approved a shared plan for Clean Water Act (CWA) monitoring of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR). This UMR CWA ... Learn More

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