Watershed Planning And Managemen
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This course presents an overview of relevant principles and theories related to the management of land and water resources, with a special focus on relationships between humans, the landscape, and aquatic ecosystems. The course is divided into three units: Water Quantity, Water Quality, and Integrated watershed planning and management. We will examine how changes in the landscape affect ecosystems, and management frameworks designed to protect aquatic ecosystems. We will also examine the tools and methods that are used to create management measures and inform restoration guidelines. The course will rely heavily on case studies that illustrate how concepts presented in lectures are applied to real-world situations of watershed planning and management. Conceptual and quantitative models of human-environment interactions, relevant regulations, and policies are also reviewed.
No matter where we live or work, we are in a watershed teeming with unique, natural processes that help shape the watershed landscape and its water quality. The Meadows Center conducts research to provide recommendations and technical assistance for communities across Texas related to planning and management of watersheds for people and the environment.
The Eastern Shore Watershed Steering Committee and planning team need your input. Please take a moment to complete this survey. Your input and participation are valuable during the watershed planning process.
The Department of Watershed Management is a trusted regional public utility serving 1.2 million customers each day. Core services of the Department include treatment and delivery of safe drinking water, treatment and collection of wastewater and management of stormwater in the City of Atlanta.
Watershed planning and management comprise an approach to protecting water quality and quantity that focuses on the whole watershed. This approach is necessary due to the nature of polluted runoff, which in most watersheds is the biggest contributor to water pollution. Polluted runoff is a caused by a variety of land use activities including development, transportation and agriculture, and may originate anywhere in the watershed. Watershed planning and management involves a number of activities including:
Nebraska's Community Based Approach to the Watershed Management Planning Process is a process in which local people lead the watershed planning based on locally identified needs. Local people determine the watershed resource issues and then carry out a planning process that will help achieve the desired resource conditions. This planning process integrates social, economic and ecological concerns that could impact the management plan. Agencies, programs and others provide the technical and financial resources to help solve those needs and implement solutions.
Information presented within the watershed section of this Water Web site has been reviewed by University of Nebraska - Lincoln Watershed Management Team members Steve Tonn, Thomas Franti, Charlie Wortmann and David Shelton.
The Clackamas River provides the region with a safe, dependable, and renewable water supply. Providing clean drinking water supplies at Clackamas River Water (CRW) requires us to understand the river and watershed. It is also important for those of us who depend on the river to be aware of its uses and role in the region. Management of the river must strike a balance among protecting the river as an ecosystem, maintaining legitimate community uses, and respecting the interests and property rights of those who own its shore lands.
Watershed management organizations are required by law to submit an annual activity report, financial report and financial audit. These documents serve as an annual records of our progress in meeting our mission, goals and objectives.
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is committed to protecting, managing and improving the water resources and habitat within our watershed boundaries. We proactively seek out future opportunities for stormwater treatment across the watershed that fits with the desired land use of the redevelopment occurring.
Watershed management is the study of the relevant characteristics of a watershed aimed at the sustainable distribution of its resources and the process of creating and implementing plans, programs and projects to sustain and enhance watershed functions that affect the plant, animal, and human communities within the watershed boundary. Features of a watershed that agencies seek to manage to include water supply, water quality, drainage, stormwater runoff, water rights and the overall planning and utilization of watersheds. Landowners, land use agencies, stormwater management experts, environmental specialists, water use surveyors and communities all play an integral part in watershed management.
The 2nd World Water Forum held in The Hague in March 2000 raised some controversies that exposed the multilateral nature and imbalance the demand and supply management of freshwater. While donor organizations, private and government institutions backed by the World Bank, believe that freshwater should be governed as an economic good by appropriate pricing, NGOs however, held that freshwater resources should be seen as a social good. The concept of network governance where all stakeholders form partnerships and voluntarily share ideas towards forging a common vision can be used to resolve this clash of opinion in freshwater management. Also, the implementation of any common vision presents a new role for NGOs because of their unique capabilities in local community coordination, thus making them a valuable partner in network governance.
Watersheds replicate this multilateral terrain with private industries and local communities interconnected by a common watershed. Although these groups share a common ecological space that could transcend state borders, their interests, knowledge and use of resources within the watershed are mostly disproportionate and divergent, resulting to the activities of a specific group adversely impacting on other groups. Examples being the Minamata Bay poisoning that occurred from 1932 to 1968, killing over 1,784 individuals and the Wabigoon River incidence of 1962. Furthermore, while some knowledgeable groups are shifting from efficient water resource exploitation to efficient utilization, net gain for the watershed ecology could be lost when other groups seize the opportunity to exploit more resources. This gap in cooperative communication among multilateral stakeholders within an interconnected watershed, even with the likely presence of the usually reactive and political boundary-constraint state regulations, makes it necessary for the institutionalization of an ecological-scale cooperative network of stakeholders. This concept supports an integrated management style for interconnected natural resources; resonating strongly with the Integrated Water Resources Management system proposed by Global Water Partnership.
Moreover, the need to create partnerships between donor organizations, private and government institutions and community representatives like NGOs in watersheds is to enhance an "organizational society" among stakeholders. This posits a type of public-private partnership, commonly referred to as Type II partnership, which essentially brings together stakeholders that share a common watershed under a voluntary, idea sharing and collectively agreed vision aimed at granting mutual benefits to all stakeholders. Also, it explicates the concept of network governance, which is "the only alternative for collective action", requiring government to rescale its role in decision making and collaborate with other stakeholders on a level playing field rather than in an administrative or hierarchical manner.
Several riparian states have adopted this concept in managing the increasingly scarce resources of watersheds. These include the nine Rhine states, with a common vision of pollution control, the Lake Chad and river Nile Basins, whose common vision is to ensure environmental sustainability. As a partner in the commonly shared vision, NGOs has adopted a new role in operationalizing the implementation of regional watershed management policies at the local level. For instance, essential local coordination and education are areas where the services of NGOs have been effective. This makes NGOs the "nuclei" for successful watershed management. Recently, artificial Intelligence techniques such as neural networks have been utilized to address the problem of watershed management.
Environmental laws often dictate the planning and actions that agencies take to manage watersheds. Some laws require that planning be done, others can be used to make a plan legally enforceable and others set out the ground rules for what can and cannot be done in development and planning. Most countries and states have their own laws regarding watershed management.
Those concerned about aquatic habitat protection have a right to participate in the laws and planning processes that affect aquatic habitats. By having a clear understanding of whom to speak to and how to present the case for keeping our waterways clean a member of the public can become an effective watershed protection advocate.
For the first time, a comprehensive "State of the Watershed" report has been prepared, based on three decades of scientific research. The plan includes inventories of sources of pollution and their impact on the lake. The Keuka Lake Looking Ahead report provides information that citizens, businesses, elected officials and community planners can use to protect the integrity of the watershed. It is an enormous step forward in providing the necessary documentation and rationale for a formal watershed management plan. This publication provides a concise summary of the Keuka Lake Looking Ahead report. Like the Looking Ahead report itself, this publication is intended to be a guide, not a prescription, for understanding and protecting water quality. Effective watershed management requires a concerted, cooperative effort by the entire community - homeowners, business, farmers, developers, foresters, environmentalists, and local officials. All members of the watershed community share in the benefits of high quality water, a resource which is critical to a community's health, aesthetic appeal and economic well-being. At the start of the watershed planning effort, thirty-six organizations (local, county, state, federal, non-profit) signed an agreement to cooperate and participate in the project. The agreement included the following goals, values and interests, and principles: GOALSThe goals of the Keuka Lake Watershed project are to: 2b1af7f3a8