EPA’s Webinar: Reducing Pesticides in Water Systems Specific to Tribal Lands
June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
June 14, 2022 | 2-3:30 PM ET | Followed by a 30 minute Q&A
EPA Region 6 (South Central), in collaboration with the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council’s Office of Environmental Technical Assistance and the EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM), is hosting a 4-part webinar series on reducing pesticides in water in Indian Country through IPM. Clean waters provide healthy ecosystems for wildlife, plants, and people and it’s important to protect these waters from unnecessary contamination. Pesticides applied to farmlands, lawns, and rights-of-way areas have the potential to make their way into water systems that connect to the drinking water supply and irrigation and fisheries that Tribes depend on for subsistence, agriculture and cultural practices.
This webinar will discuss the history of pesticides in water, how pesticides can potentially make their way into water systems and the associated environmental impacts of any contamination. Presenters will review integrated approaches to reduce pesticide contamination of surface and ground water systems and provide examples of successful strategies.