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Links and Resources

Water Quality Infrastructure

Information and Education

For anyone seeking to understand the challenges facing natural waters and drinking water/wastewater management, the following video trailer -- created by Penn State University -- offers a good, concise introduction. The full 43-minute video is also available onliine, and you can find hundreds of comparable news videos and documentaries on the web.   


Vermont Rural Water Association (VRWA): www.vtrural.org.  Serving primarily municipalities and private water systems, VRWD offers a range of trainings, tracks policy issues and rules, and provides technical advice and assistance to cities and towns. GMWEA and VRWA often collaborate on programs and activities.

VRWA is a member of the National Rural Water Association and maintains a comprehensive contact list of scores of links to information useful to individuals, municipalities, corporations, nonprofits, and policy-makers at all levels.  Go to  ​​http://vtruralwater.org/industry/links.php

New England Water Works Association (NEWWA): www.newwa.org . Based in Massachusetts, NEWWA in a regional organization focused on drinking water. It offers conferences, trainings for professionals, and a quarterly journal/newsletter.

New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA): www.newea.org.  Often collaborating with GMWEA, NEWEA is based in Woburn, Mass., and focuses on wastewater issues. It offers conferences, technical trainings, a quarterly journal, and regional links.

Vermont Legislature: These are the people responsible for state laws, the state budget, and the fine print of agency policies and rules.  We're fortunate to live in a state where you can directly contact your local Statehouse representative or senator.  Click on the following link to find contact information for the legislators from your district:   http://legislature.vermont.gov/people/all/2016

Regional Stormwater Education Program: www.smartwaterways.org

Rethink Runoff: http://rethinkrunoff.org

Chittenden County Stream Team: http://rethinkrunoff.org/the-stream-team/.

Lake Champlain Basin Program: www.lcbp.org/stormwater.htm

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Stormwater Section:


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Stormwater Program:


We encourage GMWEA members, the public, and policy makers to stay informed and engaged in water quality issues.  The following links will connect you to state, regional, and federal organizations/agencies for more information on water quality science, technology, infrastructure, emerging issues, funding, and policies.