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There are a variety of training resources associated with the watershed management process that are available online.

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

Fifteen Things You Can Do to Make a Difference - A list of fifteen things that can help increase public awareness in your watershed.

Watershed Lessons Learned - The Watershed Lessons Learned document meets two real needs. First, it will help readers learn what works and does not based on past experience. Second, it will assist people in reaching important resources and contacts that exist across the nation that can help them.

Understanding the Clean Water Act - Understanding the Clean Water Act is a self-paced training module that will help readers have a better understanding of the Clean Water Act.

Watershed Planning and Management - Watershed Planning and Management offers useful resources available for citizens interested in starting a watershed management project.

Water Quality Standards Academy (WQSA) - Water Quality Standards Academy (WQSA) offers online training provided by the Water Quality Standards Academy.

Drinking Water Academy - Drinking Water Academy (DWA) is a long-term training initiative whose primary goal is to expand EPA, State, and Tribal capabilities to implement the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Curriculum & Training Resources

USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Exit EPA Disclaimer - Extension agents conduct research, develop educational programs, and provide technical assistance on a broad range of problems from traditional agricultural management and production issues to farm business management, soil and water conservation, land and water quality, the safe use of pesticides, integrated pest management, nutrient management, models, forestry and wildlife, and commercial and consumer horticulture. This Web site will help you find your nearest Cooperative Extension office.

Learn How to Use GIS Exit EPA Disclaimer - Find a GIS certification or degree program, listen to ESRI podcasts or teach GIS using the resources you find here.

RST 0 The Remote Sensing Tutorial Exit EPA Disclaimer - An excellent and wide-ranging review of remote sensing can be found at this site.

Training Information

Natural Resources Canada - Remote Sensing Tutorial Exit EPA Disclaimer - The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing is pleased to offer this tutorial on remote sensing technology and its applications. This interactive module is intended as an overview at a senior high school or early university level and touches on physics, environmental sciences, mathematics, computer sciences and geography.

SI 101 - The Stressor Identification (SI) Process - This course covers the principles of the stressor identification process, which is used when unknown causes of biological impairment are encountered and when it is necessary to convince a skeptical audience. Recommended for scientists, managers and others involved in 305(b) assessments, 303(d) listings, TMDLs or other water body investigations.


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