About Water Quality Standards, Assessment & Restoration (WQSAR)

About WQSAR

The Water Quality Standards, Assessment & Restoration provides information and technical assistance for water quality standards, water quality monitoring, information management and data collection in support of environmental and resource management decisions. Our primary services are:

  • Develop Water Quality Standards that serve as the basis for protecting and improving the quality of the States waters.
  • Provide technical assistance and quality assurance oversight in developing monitoring plans for water monitoring projects, including ambient water quality monitoring.
  • Develop and maintain water quality information management systems that provide rapid access to environmental conditions.
  • Report on the status and trends of Alaska's marine and freshwaters.