Title page for ETD etd-05132003-083921

Type of Document Major Paper
Author Butler, William Hale
Author's Email Address wibutle1@vt.edu
URN etd-05132003-083921
Title Planning for Water: Statewide Approaches to Watershed Planning and Management
Degree Master of Arts
Department Urban Affairs and Planning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Ebrahim, Alnoor S. Committee Chair
Randolph, John Committee Member
Zahm, Diane L. Committee Member
  • watershed planning
  • water quality
  • watershed
  • nonpoint source pollution
  • ecosystem management
  • watershed management
Date of Defense 2003-04-28
Availability unrestricted
The Clean Water Act (CWA) Amendments of 1987 and subsequent programs of the Environmental Protection Agency have led to a greater emphasis on controlling nonpoint source pollution. Many states have responded with creative programs to implement watershed management strategies. This paper examines the watershed management approaches of North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Oregon. Each of these states represents a distinct response to the policy directive of the CWA and other federal legislation. Through the use of formalized coordination mechanisms, open planning processes, and creative implementation strategies, states can use watershed planning and management to resolve complex water resources issues through a holistic and integrated approach to environmental management. Although evaluation of these programs in achieving long term water quality and habitat enhancements cannot yet be conducted, initial evidence suggests that coordination across jurisdictions and agencies and cooperation among various stakeholders are essential elements of successful watershed planning and management program design.
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