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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.

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Join Us for the 8th National Monitoring Conference in Portland, Oregon, April 30-May 4, 2012. This national forum provides an exceptional opportunity to exchange information related to water monitoring, assessment, research, management, and more (View the abbreviated agenda here). This year, we've teamed with River Rally and Friday, May 4th is Bridge Day.
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Webinar: Sharing Monitoring Activities Around an Ecosystem: Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordination Council

John Hummer of the Great Lakes Commission on a unique monitoring council formed around a specific lake basin ecosystem... See more webinars here....
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Online Newsletter: The National Water Monitoring News, Fall 2011 Issue

Nov. 12, 2011: The Fall 2011 edition is here now! The Council newsletter provides a voice for monitoring practitioners across the Nation and fosters increased understanding and stewardship of our water resources. Read it here...

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National Network of Reference Watersheds and Monitoring Sites for U.S. Freshwater Streams

The Council has proposed the development of a collaborative and multipurpose national network of reference watersheds and monitoring sites that would 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...

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Compatible Web Services (Water Quality Exchange)

Chemical, physical, and biological data are readily accessible online in a compatible format from the National Water Information System (NWIS) Water-Quality Web Services of the USGS and the Storage and Retrieval (STORET) of the EPA