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Soft Path Integrated Water Resource Management: Update on Training, Research, and Development Activities of NDWRCDP and Opportunities for New Projects and Collaboration

Publication Date: November 2003
Cooperating Institution: Coalition for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT)
Principal Investigator: Valerie Nelson
Project Budget: n/a
Project Identifier: n/a

In February 2002, the National Decentralized Water Resources Capacity Development Project (NDWRCDP) co-sponsored a national workshop, “Distributed and Nonstructural Water and Wastewater Systems: Charting ‘Soft Paths’ to Integrated Water Resource Management.” Two reports based on the discussions and conclusions of the workshop have already been released; the first outlines recommendations for federal policies, and the second describes funding, and training, research, and development needs. This third report summarizes the training, research, and development activities funded by the NDWRCDP and related National Community Decentralized Wastewater Demonstration Projects funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report also describes opportunities for new projects and collaboration with other organizations related to soft path integrated water resource management. These potential projects have been identified by the author subsequent to the workshop and have been reviewed and discussed by the NDWRCDP Project Steering Committee (PSC).


Associated Documents
Final Report