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EPA works to improve understanding of the linkages between health and drinking water and to investigate water system issues.
- Securing and Sustaining Water Systems Research
- Water Security
- Water and Health
- Distribution Systems Research
- Drinking Water Contaminants
- Corrosion, Scaling and Metal Mobility Research
- Drinking Water Science and Regulatory Support
- Chemical and Microbial Risk
- Sustainable Water Infrastructure
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Water quality research provides the science and tools necessary to develop sustainable solutions to 21st century water resource problems in order to protect human and ecosystem health.
- Water Research
- Hydraulic Fracturing
- Water Risk Managment Research
- Water and Climate
- Climate Ready Water Utilities
- Water and Energy
- Watershed Protection Research
- Nutrients Management Research
- Pollution Control
- Polluted Runoff Categories
Our nation's waters are monitored by state, federal, and local agencies, universities, dischargers, and volunteers.
- Advanced Monitoring Systems Center Verified Technologies
- Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality
- WATERS - Watershed assessment system that unites data from several different databases.
- Great Lakes Monitoring
- National Aquatic Resource Surveys
- Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment
Innovative technologies hold the key to cost-effective timely solutions that minimize adverse environmental effects.
- Watershed Central
- Models, Databases and Tools for Water Resource Protection
- Water Science and Technology Tools Collection
- ECOSAR - A computerized predictive system that estimates the aquatic toxicity of industrial chemicals.
- National Contaminant Occurrence Database
- Drinking Water Treatability Database
- EPANET - Software that models the hydraulic and water quality behavior of water distribution piping systems.