The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative is developing an adaptive management strategy called The Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF). This framework will change the way Phragmites management is done throughout the Great Lakes basin and lead to approaches that maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of Phragmites management.
GLANSIS is an inter-agency, Great Lakes-specific database for Aquatic Nonindigenous Species (ANS) information.
Through the Aquatic Invasive Species Annex of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the United States and Canada have committed to “… contribute to the achievement of the General and Specific Objectives of this Agreement. Through this Annex the Parties shall establish a binational strategy to prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), to control or reduce the spread of existing AIS, and to eradicate, where feasible, existing AIS within the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.”
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors’ & Premiers’ Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force works to stop the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. Since its inception, the Task Force has coordinated State and Provincial efforts to combat AIS through strategic regional action.
Developed annually since 2010, the action plan is designed to prevent the spread of invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes. The action plan incorporates advances in the most current science making it a continually evolving foundation for the work of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) partnership — a collaboration of 27 U.S. and Canadian federal, state, and provincial agencies and organizations.
AsianCarp.us provides up-to-date information on ongoing efforts to prevent Asian carp from becoming established in the Great Lakes and beyond. We invite you to learn more about the work of federal, provincial, state and local partners as we join together to prevent the spread of these destructive fish.
The Invasive Mussel Collaborative was established to advance scientifically sound technology for invasive dreissenid mussel control to produce measurable ecological and economic benefits. The Collaborative provides a framework for communication and coordination, and works to identify the needs and goals of resource managers, prioritize the supporting science, and align science and management goals into a common agenda.
The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species coordinates education, research, management and policy efforts to prevent new AIS from entering the basin and to control and mitigate those AIS populations already established. The Great Lakes Panel is one of six regional panels that report to the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, which coordinates AIS efforts on a federal level.
This action-based, strategic plan updates the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYDEC) "Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Management Plan," which was written in 1993. A draft version of the plan was released for public comment from October 29 - December 15, 2014. The final plan includes a summary of the nearly 300 comments received during the public review process. The plan includes more than 50 actions designed to address prevention, detection, and response to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS).
This project develops guidance for water system professionals to effectively communicate information about contaminants of emerging concerns to the public.
The ASDWA represents state drinking water programs, which is typically where source water protection programs reside.
The AMWA is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States that identifies source water protection as one of its top priorities.
The ACWA consists of state, interstate, and territorial officials who are responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs throughout the United States. In addition to policy and advocacy work, ACWA provides toolkits to assist state water quality regulators with nutrient management activities.
The Water Research Foundation provides information and resources including a source water protection cost/benefit tool that is designed to evaluate different protection strategies.
New York's statewide source water assessment program plan outlines the implementation of the state's source water assessment program.
The New York Department of Health Wellhead Protection Program webpage provides an overview of New York's wellhead protection, and guidance for implementing wellhead programs.
The AWWA maintains the Source Water Protection Resources Community which informs the water industry about current resources, tools, issues, and developments related to source water protection. The AWWA is an international, nonprofit scientific organization focused on water management. The National organization includes over 50,000 members, including water providers, scientists, regulators and consultants. Each state has its own AWWA Section.
The New York Source Department of Health provides information on their Source Water Assessment program. The webpage includes information sheets for Source Water Protection in Upstate New York, as well as the 1999 State Source Water Assessment Program Plan.
New York American Water Works Association provides education, advocacy, career development, and outreach for water quality protection. The New York AWWA manages the New York Water/Wastewater Response Network (NY WARN), and hosts training and events for members, and provides resources on New York water services legislation and regulations.
The New York Rural Water Association includes 1400 members representing rural communities across the state. The NY RWA provides resources for developing and implement source water protection plans, including technical assistance programs.