Texas Watershed Steward - La Vernia

Texas Agrilife Extension Service/Texas Sea Grant

#9131577

Thursday, December 7, 2017
8 a.m. - noon CST

La Vernia, TX, United States

CM | 4
L | 1.50

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Overview

Our workshop includes in-depth information on topics related to water quality, watershed management, and community-driven strategies to help improve water quality. We discuss the effect that land use has on water quantity and quality and how Best Management Practices can be implemented in urban areas to help minimize runoff and pollutant loadings in creeks and streams. We provide real world examples of how planning efforts and Best Management Practices work together to reduce pollutant loadings in creeks, streams, and lakes in Texas. We also discuss environmental law and regulations as they relate to water, including the Clean Water Act, the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the 303(d) List, and the Texas Water Quality Inventory. In addition, we discuss important federal and state agencies responsible for managing the water resources in the USA and in Texas. Furthermore, we include detailed information on specific watershed management strategies including Watershed Protection Plans and Total Maximum Daily Loads, and discuss how these strategies can be implemented to take a holistic approach to managing water quality.

 

Resource URL

http://tws.tamu.edu/workshops/registration/

Speakers

Dr. Jake Mowrer

Dr. Jake Mowrer is a Extension Specialist for Water Quality and Nutrient Management for the State of Texas with the Agrilife Extension Service and Texas A&M University in College Station. He is one of the 4 member team of instructors that conduct these workshops monthly. Read More

Contact Info

Michael Kuitu, mkuitu@tamu.edu