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Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28

Register for free Webinar on Nov. 28, 2012 at 1-3pm EST

Join the Environmental Protection Agency for a free Watershed Academy webinar entitled “How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps” on Nov. 28, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST. These new apps have great potential to let users quickly learn about waterways anywhere. EPA recently launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer. Available at, the How's My Waterway app and website uses mobile device location or a user-entered zip code or city name to provide information about the quality of local water bodies. This app was released on the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which Congress enacted on October 18, 1972, giving citizens a special role in caring for the nation's water resources. Forty years later, EPA is providing citizens with a technology-based tool to expand that stewardship.

The webcast will also highlight the SwimGuide app which helps you find your closest beach and provides beach status information. Finally, the webcast will showcase the Riverview app which lets you share pictures of your favorite river and share information on its condition.