About Water Quality Standards, Assessment & Restoration (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.