EPA announced a data innovation challenge to assess the health and impact of the nation’s aquatic ecosystems. This challenges invites research institutions to utilize the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) Data to evaluate successes and remaining challenges 50 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act. NARS is a collaborative program implemented by EPA, states, and tribes to assess the quality of the nation’s coastal waters, lakes and reservoirs, rivers and streams, and wetlands. These surveys provide a point in time assessment of the condition of these resources, identify the extent of key stressors across the United States, and track changes over time. Participants will have the opportunity to win prize money as well as gain national recognition for their institutions.
For the full press release and more information on how to participate, please visit https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-data-innovation-challenge-highlights-water-quality-indicators