|Location||City, Country & Regions||Interests|
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|
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
|Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)|
Information technology (IT) support
Monitoring & evaluation
NGO / Civil Society
|Project Type:||Collective Action|
|Start & End Dates:||Jan. 2014 » Dec. 2018|
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...
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 ...
Water Quality Program Director
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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