Salmon Falls Collaborative is a 2012 U.S. Water Prize Winner

On February 21st, the Clean Water America Alliance announced six winners of the 2012 U.S. Water Prize for watershed-based approaches that innovate, integrate, and educate toward water sustainability. Per the announcement, the selection of the Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative as one of the U.S. Water Prize winners highlights the importance of inter-jurisdictional partnerships to protect and sustain drinking water supplies. This inter-state collaborative between Maine and New Hampshire unites local, state and federal partners to protect forests and reduce stormwater pollution from anticipated development.

Congratulations to Andy Tolman of the Maine Drinking Water Program and Paul Susca of the New Hampshire Drinking Water Program for their efforts in jumpstarting the Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative! Funding for the initial workshop of the Salmon Falls Collaborative was provided by EPA through the National Source Water Collaborative. For more information about the Salmon Falls Collaborative, visit For more information about the National Source Water Collaborative, visit

The Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative is one of six water champions selected for the U.S. Water Prize. The other prize winners include: PepsiCo Frito-Lay, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Philadelphia Water Department, Project WET Foundation, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. All of the winners will be honored in a special ceremony on Monday, April 23, 2012, in Washington, DC. Visit Clean Water America Alliance’s website for more information about the prize.