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Water: Watershed Academy

Quick Links for the Overview Level Course Tutorial

The key technical references for watershed planning and management are the Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters (http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/handbook_index.cfm) and the Plan-Builder Tool (http://java.epa.gov/wsplanner/).

Step 1: Building Partnerships

Finding Watershed Partners and Information through Watershed Central

How to Surf for Information about Your Watershed

How to Make Connections via Electronic Discussions

EPA's Nonpoint Source News-Notes

  • 1.65 News-Notes (http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/NewsNotes_index.cfm)

Step 2: Characterizing the Watershed

Finding the Designated Uses of a Waterbody

Linking to a State's Detailed Water Assessment Report and Impaired Waters List

  • 2.9 ATTAINS (http://www.epa.gov/waters/ir)

Navigating an Integrated Report


  • 2.59 WATERS (http://www.epa.gov/waters)

Step 3: Setting Goals and Identifying Solutions

How to Find Funding Sources for Watershed Management

EPA Training Opportunities for Watershed Management

Steps 4 & 5: Designing and Implementing a Program

Other Urban Areas and Growth Management Publications

Examples of Ordinances

Step 6: Measure Progress and Make Necessary Adjustments


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