Using the U.S. EPA Handbook for Watershed Planning and Beyond
Thursday, November 9, 2017
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
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Gain an understanding of the watershed planning process, new tools, and design practices.
This topic will provide an overview of the watershed planning approach in accordance with the U.S. EPA’s Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters being used by agencies, watershed groups, conservation groups, and municipalities. Watershed planning process includes protecting and restoring rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and coastal waters and can encompass agricultural, urban, and mixed land use. Strategies for watershed planning and implementation have evolved since the U.S. EPA Handbook was released in 2008, to include enhancement in geospatial and modeling tools for planning, assessment, implementation, and measuring progress. Watershed planning is used in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) programs, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process, transportation agencies, natural resources agencies, agricultural agencies, wastewater and drinking water utilities, and others involved in managing the use of surface waters. If you want to gain knowledge of the watershed planning process, new tools and approaches to planning and implementation, lessons learned from sustainable design practices, how to track progress, and funding resources available for watershed management, then this information is for you.
Daniel J. Boudreau
Michelle Shepherd, firstname.lastname@example.org