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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-201

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

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Environmental Management and Administration

Preferred Project Period:
6/14/10 - 12/3/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Urban Waters Initiative

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Water, Office of Wetlands Oceans & Watersheds

Project Overview:
The Urban Waters Initiative (UWI) will reconnect and revitalize urban water bodies by engaging communities in activities that foster increased understanding and ownership of these waters and promote a holistic watershed approach to address water quality concerns within these urban communities. Through this initiative, EPA will engage urban communities to address key issues such as safe public access, water quality, water use, and urban community priorities by building on existing Agency programs and infrastructure. This new initiative is dynamic and evolving. The fellow will work with the divisions within OWOW to research and assess Agency programs that have applicability for the new UWI. The fellow will work with OWOW staff as they develop a platform to track and measure OWOW program and policy contributions to the UWI and participate with the UWI team in strategic planning meetings and other program development-related exercises. The fellow will also be a part of the Web 2.0 Urban Waters Connect team and research current OWOW tools and training as they related to the new UWI.

Project Goals:
The fellow will: (1) acquire and enhance his or her knowledge of collaborative techniques for civic governance and applicable programs within the Office of Water; (2) gain valuable insight into the role of stakeholders in the process of implementing a new Agency initiative that centers on urban water issues, environmental justice, and disadvantaged communities; (3) acquire and enhance his or her knowledge on the merits and weaknesses of various methods of program evaluation and linking performance to strategic goals and measures; and (4) gain knowledge of environmental programs and policies.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a reporting mechanism that integrates the various Agency programs into the UWI. Additionally, the fellow will develop a compendium of tools designed and implemented by the Web 2.0 Urban Waters Connect team.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Washington, DC

Project Officer Information

Erin Collard
Office of Water, Office of Wetlands Oceans & Watersheds

Office Mission/Responsibility

Office of Wetlands Oceans & Watersheds (OWOW) is one of five offices in the Office of Water within EPA's Washington Headquarters offices. The office provides leadership, policy direction, and financial support to the 10 regional offices and to states, Tribes, and territories that implement EPA's programs. OWOW works collaboratively with a vast array of partners to protect and restore the aquatic ecosystems of marine and fresh waters.

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