ACWA is a national, nonpartisan professional organization. ACWA members are the state, Interstate and territorial officials who are responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs throughout the nation. In addition to serving as a liaison among these officials, ACWA facilitates communication with federal government; promotes public education; is the national voice for state/tribal/territorial clean water program concerns, interests, and priorities; facilitates technical and policy innovation among national and state/tribal/territorial water programs (best practices); fosters the collaboration needed for sound public policy; and carries out activities in an efficient, ethical and fiscally sound manner.
The Alliance is providing a collaborative approach to build and evaluate tools needed to reduce excess nutrients and restore coastal waters that have been negatively impacted by nutrients. Long-term Goals: o Design a regional process for comparing nutrient criteria across coastal and estuarine waters, o Develop and implement strategies that reduce nutrient inputs and hypoxia, o Establish a comprehensive ecosystem approach to manage nutrient inputs and reduce impacts to coastal ecosystems, o Increase the capacity of Gulf coastal communities so that nutrient impacts are better managed and reduced. Actions: • Nutrient characterization, • Nutrient criteria, • Hypoxia, • Nutrient Reduction Strategies, o Low Tech Nutrient Reduction, o Mississippi Delta Nutrient Reduction, o Nutrient Reduction in St. Louis Bay, o Smart Yard Healthy Campaign.
Web-based tool that compares agricultural management systems to calculate a change in nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment loss potential, and crop yield. Agricultural producers and land managers can enter a baseline management system and an alternative conservation management system and produce a report showing the nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment loss potential, and crop yield difference between the two systems.
Our water quality is constantly threatened by many different sources and types of pollution. Under the Clean Water Act, every state must adopt water quality standards to protect, maintain and improve the quality of the nation's surface waters. These standards represent a level of water quality that will support the goal of "swimmable/fishable" waters. Water quality standards are ambient standards as opposed to discharge-type standards. These ambient standards, through a process of back calculation procedures known as total maximum daily loads or wasteload allocations form the basis of water quality based permit limitations that regulate the discharge of pollutants into surface waters under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.
Use the Open-source Nonpoint Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (OpenNSPECT) to investigate potential water quality impacts from development, other land uses, and climate change. OpenNSPECT was designed to be broadly applicable. When applied to coastal and noncoastal areas alike, the tool simulates erosion, pollution, and their accumulation from overland flow.
Set of guidance documents to be used to evaluate a total of 153,511 onsite wastewater treatment systems which have been permitted since August of 2001. In 2011, 805 installer and maintenance licenses were issued to qualified individuals. Approximately 45,625,000,000 gallons of wastewater per year is treated by onsite wastewater treatment systems in the state of Louisiana.
Established by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), provides the legal basis under which pesticides are regulated.
The Police Jury Association of Louisiana was created in 1924 to improve parish government in the State of Louisiana. Membership is open to each of the 64 parishes in the State of Louisiana, whether organized as a Police Jury, Parish Council or Parish Commission. The Association has an active and dynamic executive board of directors composed of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, all Past Presidents, the Presidents of the recognized affiliate organizations, an At-Large Board Member, and a Board Member elected from each of the eight geographic regions of the State.
Established by Section 101 of the Clean Water Act, outlines the goals and policies to restore and maintain water quality, including reducing discharges, protecting fish, shellfish, wildlife and recreation in and on the water, planning waste treatment management, researching and demonstrating treatment technology, and developing nonpoint source pollution control programs.