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Water Quality Standards Academy Basic Workshop for Tribes


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For more information about this course, please contact:

Tom Gardner
 Phone: 202-566-0386

Related Topics


  • Water Quality Standards

Take Note: Information presented below is specific to tribal participants and may not apply to all attendees.

Level of Training: 100    Explanation of training levels
Course Description: The Tribal Water Quality Standards Academy training is designed for representatives of tribal water quality programs who are developing or will soon be developing Clean Water Act water quality standards for reservation lands. This special training will focus on important components of the water quality standards program, including designated uses, water quality criteria, the antidegradation policy and implementation methods, water quality certifications, water quality monitoring and assessments, and other components of the program. 
A variety of techniques will be used to teach the course content, including lecture, discussion and hands-on interactive activities in group settings and panel discussions. These interactive sessions will be co-led by Tribal water quality experts. Attendees will also participate in a simulation of certain aspects of the water quality standards development process.  This will enable the participants to develop an understanding of the interpretation and application of the water quality standards regulations, policies and program guidance.

Course Details

Target Audience: Tribes.
Is there a final test associated with the course?: Yes.
Is there a certificate of completion presented at the conclusion of the course?: Yes.
Other relevant notes: None.



Event Date: June 13-17, 2011
Event Location: Chicago, Illinois
Event Sponsor: EPA Headquarters
Event Co-sponsor: None.


Target Audience: Tribes.
Is the course region-specific?: No.
Is this course relevant to Tribes outside the sponsoring region?: Yes.


How to register:
Registration Deadline: Registration for this event is closed.
Is there a registration fee for this course?: No.
Additional registration information: None.

Event Details

Format for the course: Lecture, hands-on, group activity
Are there any pre-requisites for this event?: No.
Is there any pre-course preparation associated with this event?: Yes. Review of exercise materials and Water Quality Standards and Criteria: Key Concepts.  This on-line training module consists of six modules.  You will be able to print a “Certificate of Completion” after you have completed all six modules.


Sleeping room accommodations: Information about a room block will be provided to registered participants.
Other costs paid by EPA: None.
Other relevant notes: None.

Past Events:
  • None.

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