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Continuation of Watershed Coordinator Development Program

Project Goals/Objectives: TWRI has assembled and will continue to coordinate closely with a Project Team made up of university, TSSWCB, TCEQ, and EPA personnel. This Project Team guided the development of the Texas Watershed Planning Short Course (WPSC) and continues to guide the delivery of the WPSC to water resource professionals throughout Texas. Our goal will be to educate additional water resource professionals in Texas and the surrounding regions about watershed planning. Experts from around the nation will continue to be brought in to discuss such topics as obtaining stakeholder involvement, developing WPP sections, identifying appropriate best management practices (BMPs), designing water quality monitoring programs, and finding funding resources for implementing WPPs. Additionally, stakeholder involvement through state programs, such as the Texas Watershed Steward Program, Texas Well Owner Network, Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education and Texas Stream Team, are also highlighted. TWRI will work with TSSWCB, TCEQ, and EPA to continue to facilitate semi-annual Watershed Coordinator Roundtables. To build upon the fundamental knowledge conveyed through the WPSC, these events are designed to continue dialogue between watershed coordinators to facilitate interactive solutions to common issues being faced by watershed coordinators statewide. A total of five to six (5-6) Roundtables will be held throughout the project.

Project Location: statewide

Project Partners: Texas A&M AgriLife Research- Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), TAMU Spatial Sciences Lab (SSL), USDA-Agriculture Research Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Dallas Center, Ecosystems Planning and Restoration (EPR), USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Noble Research Institute, Tetra Tech

Total Costs: $296,257 (Federal); $197,506 (Non-Federal); $493,763 (Total)

Project Workplan : 22-11

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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