Source Water Collaborative

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Twenty-five national organizations have united to protect America’s drinking water at the source – in the lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers we tap for drinking purposes. The Source Water Collaborative (SWC) was originally formed in 2006 with the goal to combine the strengths and tools of a diverse set of member organizations to act now, and protect drinking water sources for generations to come.

Comprised of federal, state, and local partners, the SWC has come together to further the goals of protecting sources of drinking water – recognizing that resources are extremely limited, authorities are split, and the actors who can actually protect source waters are diffuse. Each national organization in the Collaborative understands and appreciates the importance of source water protection. Individually, each promotes implementation of source water protection in their overall mission. Each organization recognizes the synergy of coordinated actions and the need for leveraging each other’s resources in order to increase the chances for success over each entity going it alone.

Participants of the April 22, 2013 SWC Meeting at U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C.

Learn about our members’ activities & how to reach them.

The national Source Water Collaborative members are:

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New for 2015 – Collaboration Toolkit Resources

The Source Water Collaborative issured a Call to Action – A Recommitment to Assessing and Protecting Sources of Drinking Water.

The core document outlining a series of key actions for all stakeholders is available now. More detailed resources are available above. The SWC is encouraging all members to help promote this Call to Action, which is now available on the SWC home page. The SWC’s full promotion of the Call to Action is planned for early 2015. The full promotion will also feature a companion document that includes informational resources and tools for SWC organizations and their members to facilitate the proposed actions.




* Note: This tool was funded by the Water Research Foundation, with input and recommendations from the SWC

Meeting Materials from the national Source Water Collaborative

September 2014

January 2014



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