Regional Information


State Environmental Agencies

Environmental Protection Agency.

Listing of state environmental (and health) agencies.

Birds flying past sunset Chesapeake Bay Program

Chesapeake Bay Program

Provides comprehensive information, including daily news, on the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool (CAST)

DEC, Inc., and J7 LLC (with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

CAST "is a web-based nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment load estimator tool that streamlines environmental planning. Users specify the Best Management Practices (BMPs) and their location. CAST builds the scenario and provides estimates of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment load reductions."

Great lakes Great Lakes National Program Office

Environmental Protection Agency.

Content includes "Basic Information," "Policies and Strategies," "Monitoring and Indicators," "Ecosystems," and "Toxics Reduction and Pollution Prevention."

National Estuary Program

EPA. Office of Water.

Provides information on estuaries in the program, links to estuary sites, and information on topics such as air pollution and water quality.

Region 5 Homepage

Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides information on water issues covering the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Gulf of Mexico Program logo Gulf of Mexico Program

Environmental Protection Agency.

Contains subject specific fact sheets and a description of the program; see also the Water Quality Information Center's bibliography Hypoxia and Eutrophication in Estuarine Waters.

Gulf of Mexico Program logo Gulf of Mexico Program

Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides a variety of information on the resource and program; see also the Water Quality Information Center's bibliography Hypoxia and Eutrophication in Estuarine Waters.

National Sea Grant logo National Sea Grant

DOC. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Information about the program and links to the Sea Grant programs across the country.

Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region

DOI. Bureau of Reclamation.

Contains information about the Central Valley Project and the San Francisco Bay - Delta Agreement and other activities.

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

Coordinates regional offices around the nation. Each regional office is "responsible within selected states for the execution of the Agency's programs, considering regional needs and the implementation of federal environmental laws."

  • EPA Region 1 Topics; water issues, programs, and information in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and ten tribal nations.
  • EPA Region 2 Homepage; water issues, programs, and information in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
  • EPA Region 3 Mid-Atlantic Homepage covers the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Site includes information on the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program.
  • EPA Region 4 Homepage covers water and water quality programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • EPA Region 5 Homepage; information on water issues covering the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
  • EPA Region 6 Homepage has information on regional water quality plans, including those covering the Gulf of Mexico area. The region includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • EPA Region 7 Homepage covers the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
  • EPA's Region 8 Homepage has information for the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and 27 Tribal Nations.
  • EPA Region 9 Water Program covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands subject to U.S. law, and approximately 140 Tribal Nations. Drinking water, wastewater, and groundwater programs in the region are highlighted.
  • EPA Region 10 Water Issues includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and 267 Indian Tribes.

Watershed Agricultural Council

Watershed Agricultural Council

Provides information on the New York City water supply watershed area. The site includes information on programs and activities in the Catskills region such as agriculture and forestry programs, farmland retention, economic development, and water supply facts.

Great Lakes Information Network

Great Lakes Information Network

Extensive information about water resources and related issues in the Great Lakes region.

U. S. Water Partnership

U. S. Water Partnership.

"...the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) unites and mobilizes U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address water challenges around the globe, particularly in the developing world. A joint effort of both public and private sectors in the U.S., the partnership is supported by government agencies, academic organizations, water coalitions, NGOs and the private sector."


World Resources Institute.

"Aqueduct's global water risk mapping tool helps companies, investors, governments, and other users understand where and how water risks and opportunities are emerging worldwide."

Western States Water Council

Western States Water Council.

"The purposes of the Council are: (1) to accomplish effective cooperation among western states in the conservation, development and management of water resources; (2) to maintain vital state prerogatives, while identifying ways to accommodate legitimate federal interests; (3) to provide a forum for the exchange of views, perspectives, and experiences among member states; and (4) to provide analysis of federal and state developments in order to assist member states in evaluating impacts of federal laws and programs and the effectiveness of state laws and policies."

Water in the West

Stamford Woods Institute for the Environment; The Bill Lane Center for the American West

"The mission of Water in the West is to design, articulate, and advance sustainable water management for the people and environment of the American West. Our vision for a sustainable water future is one in which:

  • Innovation and change is no longer viewed as impossible or intractable
  • Water institutions, markets, and regions are functional, coordinated, and integrated
  • Groundwater is sustainably managed to meet the challenges of a changing climate
  • Rivers, waters, and the ecosystems that depend on them are restored and protected
  • The communities of the West meet the needs of an increasing population with less water"

Community-Based Watershed Restoration Partnerships

USDA. Forest Service.

Includes project overviews and business plans for several interstate watershed restoration efforts.

National Water Program logo NIFA National Water Program

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Provides information about the national program and links to water quality information from 10 NIFA regions. (May not be up to date.)