Understand, Restore, and Protect our Waters: The National Water Quality Monitoring Council (Council) provides a forum to improve the Nation's water quality through partnerships that foster increased understanding and stewardship of our water resources.
Continuous Monitoring for Nutrients: State of the Technology and State of the Science
Watch and listen as Brian Pellerin from the USGS California Water Science Center discusses the state of the technology for continuous monitoring of nutrients in rivers and streams and several examples from USGS studies on our new Youtube channel.
2013-14 Council Highlights
The Council and its many partners have made significant advances in data management and information dissemination, volunteer monitoring, State and regional councils, and much, much more! Read more...
NEMI 4.0 Released
Since 2002, NEMI has been helping scientists find and and compare environmental method information. Come check out the major upgrade, just released!
Check out recent webinars on the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), an NSF funded project that is focused on understanding ecosystem response to changes at continental scales; and EPA's Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCiT), a tool to support vulnerability assessments, emergency response plans, and site-specific response guidelines for water utilities.
(see all webinars here...)
Read the National Water Monitoring News Newsletter
And the Volunteer Monitoring News Issue 3
|NEW PRODUCT: Water Quality Portal
Chemical, physical, and biological data from both NWIS (USGS) and STORET (EPA) are readily accessible online from the Water Quality Portal, a web service sponsored by the USGS, EPA, and the Council.
National Network of Reference Watersheds and Monitoring Sites for U.S. Freshwater Streams
A collaborative and multipurpose national network of reference watersheds and monitoring sites is being developed to provide quality-assured data and information for use in understanding the effects of land use change, water use, atmospheric deposition, and climate change. Read more here...