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EPA Virtual Water Quality Standards Academy, June 3-7 and 10, 2024
The EPA is pleased to announce that registration for the June 2024 Virtual Water Quality Standards Academy is now OPEN. Registration is free and open to the public. Registration will close on May 22nd, or when capacity is reached.

Water quality standards (WQS) are provisions of state, territorial, authorized Tribal or federal law approved by the EPA that describe the desired condition of a water body and the means by which that condition will be protected or achieved. The WQS Academy provides WQS development and implementation information to WQS professionals associated with the federal, state, Tribal and local agencies as well as the private sector. This highly structured and interactive training course ensures that attendees have a fundamental knowledge of WQS requirements and how they interact with other CWA implementing programs.

The 6-day virtual WQS Academy session will be held this upcoming Monday June 3rd to Friday June 7th, and Monday June 10th. The session will run approximately 11:30am to 4:30pm (Eastern Standard Time). To register, please visit: June 2024 Virtual Water Quality Standards (WQS) Academy

2024 EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) Tribal Forum on May 14 - 16, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. EPA Office of Water is hosting the second Clean Water Act (CWA) Tribal Forum to be held May 14-16, 2024, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The CWA Tribal Forum will focus on a more advanced understanding of the CWA authorities most relevant to Tribes, and the implementation of those authorities in Indian country. The Forum is intended for Tribes with experience administering water quality programs who are interested in taking a deeper dive with CWA implementation to discuss challenges, benefits, and available tools. The Forum will include discussions led by Tribal representatives and EPA on a variety of session topics such as Tribal water quality standards (WQS); Indigenous Knowledge and Tribal water quality programs; Waters of the United States rule and implementation; CWA Section 401 certification and implementation; CWA Section 404(g) rule development and implementation.

This is an in-person forum. A virtual or hybrid option is not included. Please register for the forum here:
Clean Water Act Tribal Forum 2024 Registration

The capacity of this forum is limited to 70 Tribal participants. Once registration capacity is reached, we will maintain a waitlist. EPA is unable to provide travel funding or reimbursement for attendees. This forum is open to Tribes across the United States. Registration is not open to the general public.

For questions, please contact Holly Galavotti, galavotti.holly@epa.gov