to RI NEMO
Supporting local decision
makers in the management of land use impacts on natural resources
NEMO stands for Nonpoint Education for Municipal
NEMO is a national network, with programs in over 30 states. We are
the only Rhode Island NEMO Program. Our
goal is to provide decision makers with the skills and resources
that they need to identify local water
quality problems and to adopt effective pollution controls. We offer
training in the science, management, and regulation of water resources
for community leaders and volunteer board members. Our educational
programs are available throughout the year, and they range from evening
or one-day workshops to intensive, small group trainings. All of
our programs are tailored to meet the participants' interests and
needs. Check out our resources using the links to the left.
|Faculty Research Advisor
URI NEMO provides
training, application of local watershed assessment tools, and
follow-up technical support to municipal officials, as they manage
the environmental impacts of changing land use. Our goal is to
provide local land use decision makers with the skills and resources
needed to: identify pollution problems, assess impacts to local
water resources, and adopt effective pollution controls.
support - RI NEMO provides direct technical support to Rhode
Island municipalites dealing with increasing development pressures
though assistance in writing ordinances, modeling potential
effects of development on sensitive resources, and acting as
resource for general land use questions.
programs - We offer programs ranging from half-day workshops
to intensive multi-session short courses tailored to the needs
of local officials.
- RI NEMO staff are key members of large, state and federal
research projects dealing with such diverse issues as wastewater
management, stormwater management, and drinking water protection.
RI NEMO has
worked with over 90% of Rhode Island communities since inception
in 1993. Providing support to the Rhode Island Department of
Environmental Managment, Rhode Island Department of Transportation,
Coastal Resources Management Council and RI HEALTH, RI NEMO is
working on various projects of importance to the future of Rhode
Regional Project - RI Office of Municipal Affairs - RI HEALTH
- RI Department of Environmental
Management - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Grow Smart
Rhode Island - RI Chapter American Planning Association - Natural
Resource Conservation Service - and others.