The National Sea Grant Law Center


  • Water Resources
  • The NOAA Sea Grant Water Resources Visioning Team was formed in 2017 as part of a national effort to develop vision documents for ten key topic areas within Sea Grant’s scope of work. The National Sea Grant Office awarded Sea Grant programs federal funds to hold meetings and facilitate conversations to identify strategic priorities in these priority areas. After meeting, the Water Resources Visioning Team produced a detailed vision document that identified four themes and six strategic priorities in order to proactively address water quality and quantity challenges. The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) participated in the development of the vision document and continues to work collaboratively with the Water Resources Visioning Team to meet and work collaboratively to produce education and outreach opportunities.

  • Quarterly Calls

  • If you are staff of a Sea Grant program and would like to join the Water Resources Visioning Team, please send an email to Stephanie Otts ( requesting membership.

  • Webinar Series

  • In 2021, the Water Resources Vision Team launched a webinar series to highlight innovative research, outreach, and education activities of the National Sea Grant Network. Logistical support for the webinar series is provided by the National Sea Grant Law Center and Karen Bareford, National Water Extension Liaison at the National Water Center.

  • COVID-19 in the Water Environment

    Setting the Stage: A Broad Overview of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

    Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Q&A Responses

  • Water Law Fact Sheet Series

    As part of the ongoing outreach and education goals of the Water Resources Visioning Team, NSGLC is developing a set of fact sheets to provide outreach information on legal water related topics that may be of interest to Sea Grant and other stakeholders. The fact sheets will cover a range of regulatory topics such as the prior appropriation system, the Public Trust Doctrine, regulation of groundwater, and regulation of the Great Lakes.

    Download the Overview of Riparian Water Rights Fact Sheet

    Download the Overview of Prior Appropriation Water Rights Fact Sheet

Questions About Projects?

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662-915-5267 (fax)