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Water: Tribal Training

Water Quality Standards Workshop for Tribes

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

For more information about this course, please contact:

Frances Desselle
 Phone 202-566-0375

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  • Water Quality Standards

Level of Training: 200    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, permitting 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.  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.

The training will be conducted over a five-day period.  The session will be held at the Tohono O’odham Nation in Tucson, Arizona. The course will begin on Monday, November 15 at 8:30 am and will end early afternoon on Friday, November 19, 2010.

In addition, participants will receive a variety of reading materials in late October to become familiar with the overall scope of the course.  A pre-test and post-test will be administrated to measure the effectiveness of the training.


Date/Time Location
November 15-19, 2010
Tucson, Arizona

Course Details

Target Audience: Tribal representatives who are developing, or will soon be developing, water quality standards under the Clean Water Act.
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.

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