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Urban Waters Partnership

The Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) strives to reconnect urban communities—particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed—with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies. Beginning in 2022, the Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership Ambassador position is hosted by CIudad Soil and Water Conservation District. As part of the Urban Waters Movement, EPA is seeking to help communities — especially underserved communities — as they work to access, improve and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land. Whether as part of a cleanup leading to waterfront development or putting monitoring in place to ensure safe drinking water, community groups across the country have taken the initiative, engaging volunteers, community organizations, and local and state government to make their waters safe for many uses.