EPA Launches Visualize Your Water Challenge to Find Solutions to Nutrient Pollution

January 19, 2016 | General RCAP News

Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread and costly environmental problems. EPA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Education, the Great Lakes Observing System, and Esri have come together to launch the Visualize Your Water challenge. This Challenge seeks to engage the innovative spirit of high school students in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay watershed states to create compelling visualizations about nutrient pollution using GIS software and water quality data collected by federal, state, and local efforts. The Visualize Your Water Challenge will help students cultivate career-oriented skills and learn about local nutrient pollution issues while encouraging environmental stewardship. This Challenge continues the work of the Challenging Nutrients Coalition, a coalition of federal agencies and non-governmental, to improve our ability to measure, understand and reduce nutrient pollution.

To learn more, visit the website.