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2002-2003 NDWRCDP Training, Research and Development Plan

Publication Date: 2002
Cooperating Institution: National Decentralized Water Resources Capacity Development Project (NDWRCDP)
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The National Decentralized Water Resources Capacity Development Project (NDWRCDP) was formed in 1996 to coordinate and implement a national training, research, and development agenda in decentralized water resources. The NDWRCDP is a collaborative effort of the Coalition for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment, the Electric Power Research Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and the Water Environment Research Foundation. Funding for the Project was initiated by the U.S. Congress in response to growing needs for cost-effective water resource management in rural and suburban areas, and is through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. The priority for the first five years has been in decentralized wastewater management, but in the future, other soft-path sectors in an integrated water resource management framework, such as distributed storm water management and low impact development practices, will be explored as well.

The NDWRCDP engages national academic and professional leadership in the development of better tools and practices, not just in science and technology, but also in management, regulations, and economics. Curriculum development for training centers and universities is supported, along with other projects to disseminate research findings and innovative practices.

This training, research, and development plan describes currently funded initiatives and the long-term agenda for decentralized wastewater management. It also discusses the several conferences and workshops that were convened to solicit input and coordinate plan development.


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NDWRCDP Research and Development Plan