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.
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)