Serving the Nation’s State and Interstate Water Resource Management Agencies Since 1959
The Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP) promotes integrated water resources management to address water quantity and quality concerns, ground water and surface water management, and economic and environmental sustainability. Founded in 1959, ICWP is the national organization of state, interstate, regional, and other water resources agencies and the nation’s water managers. The Council provides the opportunity for its members to exchange information, ideas, and experiences in an effective, collective and coordinated manner.
ICWP, as a Section 501(c)(3) educational association, confers with and advises the congressional committees with water resources responsibilities, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, the Department of the Interior, the Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Agriculture.
ICWP’s scope of interest includes water data collection and management, watershed management, water infrastructure and dam safety, flood and drought preparedness and resilience, nonpoint source pollution control, water conservation, wetlands protection, state water laws, and endangered species and habitat. Within this context, the relationship and effective allocation of responsibilities among local, state, interstate and federal agencies are of particular interest.
ICWP invites you to join its many current members as we build on our rich history and lead the way to integrated water resources management.