2023-2026 Water Research Plan
A strategic research action plan (StRAP) was developed with input from partners and stakeholders to guide our water research.
Water Research Webinars
Free quarterly webinars focused on communicating research activities and results related to the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of water resources.
Drinking Water Webinars
Free monthly webinars focused on communicating the latest information on solutions for challenges facing small drinking water systems.
Research to Protect Our Water Resources
As changing climate patterns, biological and chemical contaminants, and aging water infrastructure systems threaten the availability and quality of water, communities and aquatic ecosystems will increasingly rely on advances in science and technology for resilience. EPA’s water research supports solutions that ensure adequate supplies of clean water resources to protect our health and livelihood, protect and restore watersheds and ecosystems, and strengthen our economy.
EPA's research is advancing integrated water quality and watershed management tools for protecting and restoring water resources, their associated ecosystems, and the human uses they support.
Research at EPA is comprehensively addressing nutrient issues and two of the primary impacts associated with excess nutrients in waterbodies: HABs and hypoxia.
EPA is addressing pressing research needs related to drinking water, alternative water sources, stormwater, wastewater, security, PFAS, and technical support for communities.
EPA provides research grant opportunities to develop and support the science needed for solutions to water challenges.
Access publications, models, tools, methods, and other material developed from our research.
Explore opportunities to get the latest information and training through our webinars, workshops, other events, and newsletters.
Meet Our Scientists and Engineers
Our scientists perform cutting-edge research to provide the strong, scientific foundation that supports EPA's mission.
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Research Webinar Series
The 2024 EPA Research Webinar schedules are available!