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Using the U.S. EPA Handbook for Watershed Planning and Beyond

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.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Overview and General Applicability of the Planning Process

  • U.S. EPA's Nine Key Elements for Watershed Plans
  • Applicability to Drinking Water, Storm Water, TMDLs, and Other Issues
  • Importance of Sound Science, Partnerships, and Cooperative Action

Assessing the Watershed's Land Use, Land Cover, and Hydrology

  • Point Sources and Nonpoint Sources of Water Pollution
  • Impacts of Land Use, Land Cover, and Land Management on Water Resources
  • How Waterbody Type Affects Pollutant Collection, Transport, and Impacts
  • Data Sources for Assessing Rivers, Lakes, Streams, Wetlands, and Coastal Waters

Identifying Appropriate Pollutant Reduction Strategies

  • Estimating Pollutant Loads and Identifying Load Reduction Targets
  • Types of Pollutant Management Practices and How They Work

Implementing Green Infrastructure Strategies

  • Prioritizing and Targeting Default Landscape Typologies
  • Why Early Planning of Site-Specific Design Is Important to Successful Implementation
  • How Green Infrastructure Can Connect People to the Watershed
  • Funding and Other Resources for Implementing Watershed Plans

Geographic Information Management Strategies

  • Mapping Tools That Support Watershed Management
  • Tracking Performance Measures for Decision Making Processes
  • How Information Management Strategies Support Collaborative Partnerships

Adapting Selected Management Practices

  • Integrating Watershed Management With Other Regulatory and Nonregulatory Issues
    • Storm Water (MS4), Chlorides, NPDES (PointSource), Nutrients, Environmental Justice
  • Adjusting Your Approach
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Lindsay Birt, Ph.D.

Lindsay Birt, Ph.D.

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

  • Assistant project manager for GZA, GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a national water resources, geotechnical, environmental engineering, ecology, and construction management consulting firm
  • Researched more than 40 watershed management groups across the United States, with more than 10 years of experience in water quality monitoring, watershed planning, management, assessment, and modeling
  • Works with multi-disciplinary watershed groups to manage watershed planning and implementation process, including public outreach, monitoring, pollutant load modeling, nonpoint sources and stormwater management, regulatory assessment, and stakeholder engagement
  • Ph.D. degree, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; B.S. and M.S. degrees, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Can be reached at [email protected] or 630-684-4407
Daniel J. Boudreau, Jr., GISP

Daniel J. Boudreau, Jr., GISP

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

  • Geospatial Systems leader at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of geospatial technology and brings more than 30 years of combined CAD and GIS experience
  • Provided advisory services to the Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (GISCI) on testing requirements
  • Can be reached at [email protected] or 781-278-3834
Jay Womack, ASLA, LEED, AP

Jay Womack, ASLA, LEED, AP

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

  • Senior Landscape Architect and Ecological Design leader at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Proponent of regenerative design principles and strategies that go beyond sustainability; this philosophy is meant to give back to the environment, not just sustain it
  • 30 years of professional practice that partners art, science, and ecology to connect people to nature and protect natural resources
  • Adjunct professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, Landscape Architecture Program, Chicago, IL
  • B.S.L.A. degree, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL
  • Can be reached at [email protected] or 630-684-4439
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Published 2018
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