ABSTRACT

Strengthening the Nation-To-Nation Relationship with Tribes to Secure a Sustainable Water Future: EPA Office of Water Action Plan   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Long-standing water challenges in Indian country are negatively impacting tribes. Tribal communities are more likely than other populations in the United States to lack access to wastewater services and piped drinking water. [...] Barriers to addressing these and other water-related challenges in Indian country include: [1] A significant shortfall of funding to address water infrastructure needs; [2] A lack of water quality standards that enable full implementation of the Clean Water Act on tribal waters; and [3] The need for training and professional development of qualified tribal water and wastewater operators. This Action Plan is the EPA Office of Water's roadmap for partnering with tribes to address these barriers. The plan calls for rooting decisions in sound science, enacting policy with an explicit and intentional focus on supporting tribal water governance, and continually consulting with tribal government partners."

Report Number:
EPA-823-F-21-003; Environmental Protection Agency 823-F-21-003
Publisher:
Date:
2021-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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