Southeastern Regional Water Quality Assistance Network

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The Southeastern Regional Water Quality Assistance Network (SERWQAN) existed from October 2007 through September 2010, and represented a network of southeastern organizations that are committed to strengthening the capacity of communities to develop and successfully implement watershed protection efforts.

The Network received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide integrated assistance in a small number of communities and watersheds to help protect, maintain and restore water quality. For the three (3) year period, the Network worked with community leaders, watershed organizations and other local stakeholders to develop skills and implement practical tools, (such as model ordinances and public process facilitation) to support watershed protection efforts.

 

The following are the case studies from the communities where we worked:

An infography tool was also created to raise awareness for the need to protect the Mills River Watershed in NC. You can access a copy of the final report here.

 

Contact information for SERWQAN partners:

Jeff Hughes jhughes@sog.unc.edu Chapel Hill, NC

Stacey Isaac Berahzer berahzer@unc.edu Atlanta, GA

Eve Brantley brantef@aces.edu Auburn, AL

Greg Jennings jennings@ncsu.edu Raleigh, NC

Christine Olsenius co@southeastwaterforum.org Nashville, TN