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
Chittenden County Stream Team:www.ccstreamteam.org.
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.