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Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

Below is a listing of EPA's innovative national programs related to water quality and pollution.

  • Effluent Trading in Watersheds - Trading is an innovative way for water quality agencies and community stakeholders to develop common-sense, cost-effective solutions for water quality problems in their watersheds.

  • Infrastructure Financing - Results from a 2003 EPA forum that was designed to facilitate and stimulate a national dialogue on the importance of sustaining the nation's critical wastewater and drinking infrastructure.

  • Surf Your Watershed - Users can get an assessment of the overall health of their watershed and related information, indicators of current water resource conditions, and the vulnerability to future degradation, and more.

  • Watershed Approach - A strategy for protecting and restoring aquatic resources by addressing water quality problems at the watershed level.

  • Voluntary Partners - Water voluntary partnership programs.

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