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Interstate Water Quality Monitoring

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Partners: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Upper Mississippi River Basin Association
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Services Needed: Financial support
Information technology (IT) support
Monitoring & evaluation
Technical assistance
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
City
Government
NGO / Civil Society
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2014  »  Dec. 2018
Project Website: www.umrba.org/wq.htm
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 82%

Project Overview

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 Recommended Monitoring Plan was developed to improve the consistency and quality of states’ UMR monitoring and assessment. Prior to Plan adoption, no comprehensive, coordinated CWA monitoring approach existed on the UMR, whi...

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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 Recommended Monitoring Plan was developed to improve the consistency and quality of states’ UMR monitoring and assessment. Prior to Plan adoption, no comprehensive, coordinated CWA monitoring approach existed on the UMR, which has undermined the states’ ability to act in concert to identify and address water quality issues. Subsequent to Plan adoption, the states have moved forward to pursue its implementation and are seeking partners to assist/support: 1) water quality monitoring, 2) data compilation, analysis, and management, and 3) creation of tools to communicate monitoring outcomes.

Project Results

The most immediate beneficiaries of the project are the states' CWA water quality programs, as they will benefit from a standardized data set to utilize in their efforts to identify and address UMR water quality issues, as well as to measure results of actions taken. Moreover, the public in the region will benefit from additional, consistent information regarding the river and increased coordination among the states in addressing water quality challenges. Beyond the use ...

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The most immediate beneficiaries of the project are the states' CWA water quality programs, as they will benefit from a standardized data set to utilize in their efforts to identify and address UMR water quality issues, as well as to measure results of actions taken. Moreover, the public in the region will benefit from additional, consistent information regarding the river and increased coordination among the states in addressing water quality challenges. Beyond the use of the monitoring data in states' CWA programs, the project envisions that monitoring outcomes will be communicated to the public via a UMR-wide, non-regulatory “state of the river” report.

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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. ... Learn More

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