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2008 Tribal Nonpoint Source Workshop: Region 9

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Nonpoint Source Pollution Management & the Watershed Approach

2008 Tribal Workshops

Region 9—Maricopa, Arizona
September 23–24, 2008 

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop was to familiarize tribes with Clean Water Act Section 319—Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program and funding procedures, provide examples of on-the-ground implementation projects that address water quality concerns, and integrate nonpoint source pollution issues on a watershed level.

The workshop included:

  • Review of basic water quality concepts and nonpoint source (NPS) pollution management
  • Examples of NPS control best management practices through field trips and site visits
  • Development of Tribal NPS Assessment Reports and Management Plans
  • Meeting eligibility requirements to apply for CWA Section 319 funding
  • Base grants and competitive grants process, general NPS work projects
  • Face-to-face networking time with tribal, federal, and state agency partners

Agenda and Presentations

Section A - Introduction Section B - Introduction to Nonpoint Source Pollution Section C - Water Quality Improvement and Nonpoint Source Program Section D - Water Quality Improvement and Nonpoint Source Pollution Section E - View NPS Problem Areas and On-the-Ground Implementation Projects
  • Introduction to Ak-Chin Indian Community’s NPS Problem Areas and NPS-funded Projects
Section F - What is Clean Water Act Section 319 and How Do I Apply? Section G - Leveraging Resources and Working with Others

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