Progress Report: Urban Waters Program
This Progress Report summarizes the accomplishments and significant milestones of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) working in 20 urban locations across the country. This Report is the first in a series of Progress Reports that will detail the specific program achievements at the federal and local level.
The Program accomplishes this through the critical work of local coordinators, or Ambassadors, that facilitate coordination with federal, state, local, municipal, academic, non-profit and private sector partners on water quality and education and outreach projects. These Ambassadors are funded through a variety of sources, including federal partners, academic organizations, and local or national non-profit organizations. Ambassadors develop local workplans which guide project development and improves coordination and communication among partners.
The goal of this Report is to provide a high-level snapshot of some key projects and programmatic achievements of the UWFP locations, the federal partnership, and key project funding and information sharing resources; however, given the wide variety of activities at the partnership locations, a truly comprehensive report is beyond the scope of this Report. As data and reporting is improved and refined, future Reports will be able to provide cumulative impacts and successes.