Federal Urban Waters Resources
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
The USACE has an Interagency and International Support program that provides technical assistance to non-Department of Defense (DoD) federal agencies, state and local governments, tribal nations, private U.S. firms, international organizations, and foreign governments. There are several existing MOUs and MOAs with USEPA, DOI(NPS&FWS), USDA, and Commerce/EDA among others that provide for exchange of services under the economy act. Depending on the scope of activities to be benefitted by the partnership, the following might present opportunities to collaboratively achieve early results (that likely would not have occurred absent the partnership).
Scope of activities:
- Army Corps of Engineers Interagency and International Support
- Army Corps of Engineers 2011 Recreation Strategic Plan (released in April 2011).
Department of the Interior (DOI)
The DOI.gov\WaterSMART web page focuses on sustainable water supplies and is one of DOI’s communication tools. All government agencies – Federal, Tribal, State and local governments have been asked to post important links.
Information on the quality of urban waters can be accessed at the USGS "Urban Portal" public Web site. Resources such as reports and video podcasts can be used for educational purposes by watershed organizations and others.
- Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystems
- USGS and the Chesapeake Stormwater Network discuss the effects of impervious surfaces on stream health.
- PAHs and Coal-Tar Based Pavement Sealcoat.
- Trends in Pesticide Concentrations in Urban Streams in the US 1992-2008.
- Understanding Contaminant Occurrence in Public-Supply Wells.