About the Council
What Are the Issues
Meetings and Events
Links and Resources
Welcome to the Homepage for the National Tribal Water Council (NTWC), an EPA-funded project!
The National Tribal Water Council has identified its purpose in its by-laws:
"The NTWC was established to advocate for the best interests of federally-recognized Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, and Tribally-authorized organizations, in matters pertaining to water. It is the intent of the NTWC to advocate for the health and sustainability of clean and safe water, and for the productive use of water for the health and well-being of Indian Country, Indian communities, Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.”
We hope that you will continue to visit the NTWC website as it evolves to better meet the needs of all who are interested in clean and healthy water and healthy Tribal communities.
Letter from NTWC to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) on drinking water issues. Click here to read more.
Letter from NTWC to urge the closing of two loopholes in the Clean Water Act's (CWA) implementing regulations. Click here to read more.
Response letter from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Drinking Water responding to the five priority issues discussed at the April meeting. Click here to read more.
Letter from NTWC to Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner following up on the meeting in April. Click here to read more.
Response letter from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Draft Revised Drinking Water Infrastructure Grants Tribal Set-Aside Program Guidelines. Click here to read more.
Letter from NTWC to Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner discussing the Alaska Native jurisdictional challenges. Click here to read more.
Sample QAPP for Surface Water Sampling for Pesticide Occurrence, shared by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. NTWC member Carlyle Ducheneaux captured the NTWC's motivation for sharing such documents, stating, "My hope for this site is to help other Tribes develop and enhance work products without starting from scratch." Go to the What Are the Issues page to see the QAPP document.
The following documents have also been added to the NTWC website:
· Fact Sheet regarding the development of Water Quality Protection plans in Indian Country (What Are the Issues)
- Media Sources Supportive of Aquatic Resource Protection in Indian Country (What Are the Issues)
· Annual Water Meetings (Meetings & Events)
· Funding Sources for Tribal Water & Aquatic Resource Protection (What Are the Issues)