Collaboration Opportunities

Partnerships and collaborations between organizations within the water resources community enhance water resources management by aligning and amalgamating resources and ideas.

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Adams County Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC)

Program Partners Adams County commissioners authorized this committee, which coordinates diverse local and interstate groups for management of the water resources.
Partnership Description To advise the county commissioners on pertinent water resources issues. The committee includes 3 sub-committees; namely, education, technical, and ad hoc.
Focus Areas Collaboration, Partnerships

Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)

Program Partners The Committee has up to 35 members (currently 8 vacancies) representing Federal Government, Regional/State/Local agencies, Industry, Academia, and professional organization.
Partnership Description The ACWI represents the interests of water-information users and professionals in advising the Federal Government on Federal water-information programs and their effectiveness in meeting the Nation's water-information needs.
Focus Areas Climate Change, Collaboration, Data, Drought, Flood, Flow, Geospatial, Groundwater, Hydrology, Mapping, Sediment, Water Information

America's Great Outdoors

Program Partners Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR): Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Partnership Description The objective of the AGO Initiative is "to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people - that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans."
Focus Areas Collaboration, Conservation, Outreach/Public Education, Partnerships, Recreation

America's Great Outdoors

Program Partners Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR): Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Partnership Description The objective of the AGO Initiative is "to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people - that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans."
Focus Areas Collaboration, Conservation, Outreach/Public Education, Partnerships, Recreation

America's Great Watershed Initiative (AGWI)

Program Partners USACE, TNC, INGRAM, AWF, states, Caterpillar, MRC, MVFCA, Iowa Soybean Assn, Upper Mississippi Basin Association and representatives from each of the six sub-basins within Mississippi River Watershed.
Partnership Description America's Great Watershed Initiative (AGWI) is a collaboration that seeks solutions for meeting the multiple demands placed on the vast and complex Mississippi watershed system by integrating issues, partners and ideas at the full watershed scale. AGWI seeks to build and implement a vision based on collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes in contrast to single purpose advocacy. It builds upon strong leadership present in many tributary watersheds. AGWI also seeks to link and augment these efforts, creating a broader partnership that can serve as a unified voice for the whole system, and support the effective resolution of issues that span multiple regions-issues such as energy, transportation, water quality and floodplain management.
Focus Areas Collaboration, Outreach/Public Education, Partnerships, Watershed

America's Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal.

Program Partners Interagency, USFS, NPS, USACE
Partnership Description America's Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal. Posts job positions and seeing positions between the federal government and the general public.
Focus Areas Cultural Resources, Natural Resources Management, Outreach/Public Education, Partnerships

Anacostia Watershed Management Committee

Program Partners Members are senior level individuals responsible for policy decisions.
Partnership Description Its principal purpose is to provide policy, program and financial oversight: for the ecological restoration and protection of the Anacostia watershed, including: 1) approval of the annual work program and budget for the Anacostia Restoration Executive Director 2) the Anacostia restoration support activities of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). Importantly, the Steering Committee sets the overall direction of the Partnership and establishes the overall goals and objectives.
Focus Areas Policy

Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership

Program Partners The core members of the Partnership are the State of Maryland,the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Maryland, EPA and USACE. Other active participants include the National Park Service, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, NOAA, green business, NGOs, and intersted citizens. Teh Metropolitan Wasington Council of Governments (MWCOG) established and leads the Partnership.
Partnership Description The purpose of the AWRP is to achieve 6 restoration goals and to provide leadership and support to the restoration of the Anacostia watershed. The goals are: 1) dramatcally reduce pollutant loads, 2) protect and restore ecological integrity, 3) improve fish passage, 4) increase wetland acreage, 5) expand forest cover, and 6) increase public and private participation.
Focus Areas Partnerships

Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership

Program Partners DC, MD, PG cty, MG Cty, MWCOG
Partnership Description Intergovernmental partnership focused on restoration of the Anacostia watershed
Focus Areas Partnerships

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force

Program Partners NOAA/FWS/NPS/USGS/EPA/USCG/and others
Partnership Description The Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance species, and implementing the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (NANPCA) of 1990. The various NANPCA mandates were expanded later with the passage of the National Invasive Species Act (NISA) in 1996. The Task Force consists of 13 Federal agency representatives and 12 Ex-officio members, and is co-chaired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Task force coordinates governmental efforts dealing with ANS in the U.S. with those of the private sector and other North American interests via regional panels and issue specific committees and work group.
Focus Areas Invasive Species Intrusion
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