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Learn about AQUATOX, a program that models how nutrients and pollutants affect freshwater ecosystems, by viewing slides from the last AQUATOX training session.

BASINS is a multi-purpose environmental analysis system that integrates a geographical information system (GIS), national watershed data, and state-of-the-art environmental assessment and modeling tools into one convenient package.

Clean Water Act Section 404 Regulatory Training
This four-day course provides an introduction to the Clean Water Act Section 404 regulatory program and training in the application of the 404(b)(1) guidelines for review of proposed discharges of fill material into waters of the United States.

Drinking Water Academy
The Drinking Water Academy provides information and online training modules to ensure that water professionals, public officials, and involved citizens have the knowledge and skills necessary to protect our drinking water supply.

Drinking Water Operator Certification
Operator certification helps protect human health and the environment by establishing minimum professional standards for the operation and maintenance of public water systems.  A compilation of training materials, tools and guidance to help operators become and remain certified is available.

Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Training
If you are implementing the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) you may use our on-line module or request a Webcast for training.  New Webcasts and other training opportunities will be posted.

NPDES Training Courses and Workshops
The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program offers training courses, workshops, and webcasts to explain the regulatory framework and technical considerations of the NPDES permit program. These courses are designed for permit writers, dischargers, EPA officials, and other interested parties.

Water Quality Standards Academy
To support water quality standards development, we offer the Water Quality Standards Academy (WQSA), which presents classroom-based and online courses, along with occasional webcasts.

Tribal Training
This site contains a consolidated, centralized listing of training courses offered by EPA that will help Indian tribes develop and implement water quality programs consistent with the Clean Water Act. It will enable Indian tribes to obtain, in one central place, a list of relevant training courses consistent with the goals established for individual reservations.

Watershed Academy
The Watershed Academy is a focal point in EPA's Office of Water for providing training and information on implementing watershed approaches.

Wastewater Operator Training
The Clean Water Act authorizes funding for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator On-Site Assistance Training Program. The program addresses non-compliance at small publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants and ensures enough trained personnel are available to operate and maintain existing and future treatment works.

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