watershed management News

  • Payments for watershed services: pilot projects for watershed protection

    Forested watersheds of the southern United States provide numerous services to the region. At no cost, they purify water, control flooding and erosion, and provide places for people to relax and have fun. Yet despite their value, many watersheds are under threat from development and poor land management. “Payments for Watershed Services” (PWS) programs are one strategy to keep ...

  • Watershed forum call for papers

    The Saint-Francois Watershed Steering Committee (COGESAF) with their two major partners, University of Sherbrooke and the City of Sherbrooke, are inviting stormwater management professionals from Quebec, Canada, and all around the world to submit for the call for speakers and posters. This call for papers is available on the Forum web site until 8th April 2011. This Forum will take place ...

  • Federal land management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

    EPA has issued final guidance which is intended to allow the federal government to lead the way in protecting the Bay and its watershed with the most effective tools and practices available. Covered areas include: agricultural lands, urban and suburban areas, forestry, riparian areas, septic systems, and hydromodification. An Executive Order directs federal agencies with ten or more acres within ...

  • New Guidance on Watershed Permitting

    EPA has published a new technical guidance that will help integrate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits into watershed management plans. 'Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Technical Guidance' is a follow up to the 2003 implementation guidance and leads permitting interested parties through the analysis of watershed data and developing a ...

  • Careful land management protects Mississippi watersheds

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the National Sedimentation Laboratory (NSL) in Oxford, Miss., are studying how farming practices and conservation strategies can improve water quality in the Yazoo River Delta and beyond. As part of this effort, research leader Martin Locke and his colleagues have been tracking changes in the Beasley Lake watershed for more than a decade. During ...

  • EPA designates center of excellence for watershed management at NCSU

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated North Carolina State University (NCSU) as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management. NCSU is the managing entity of the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) for the entire University of North Carolina system. This is the first Center of Excellence to be designated in North Carolina and the sixth in the Southeast. U.S. ...

  • USGS Groundwater Model: New Tool for Communities in Northern and Central Arizona

    A new groundwater model of the interconnected aquifers in central and northern Arizona was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, following a multi-year development effort that involved the Arizona Department of Water Resources and regional cooperators.  The computer model, known as the “Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model,” simulates how recharge from ...

  • Watershed Research Calls for research proposals

    The Canadian Water Network is requesting research proposals, to be funded for a maximum of three years (2012-15), to develop a watershed-scale research platform that will support the Tobacco Creek Model Watershed research consortium node in establishing a regional monitoring framework to support cumulative effects assessments, including cumulative effects monitoring of agri-ecosystem ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IBM launchs program for sustaining watersheds

    The Nature Conservancy and IBM today announced plans to launch a free Web site this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed information about the health of local freshwater river basins to inform clean up programs The online application will provide easy access to data and computer models to help watershed managers assess how land use affects ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clemson University Recognized for Success, Renewal of its Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

    During a ceremony today in Atlanta, EPA Region 4 and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) marked the renewal of Clemson University’s Center of Excellence for Watershed Management (Center). Representatives from EPA, DHEC and Clemson University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewing the Center for another 5 years. There are 10 centers across ...

  • EPA Designates Center of Excellence for Watershed Management at Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State University has been designated a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the tenth such institution in the Southeast. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Mississippi State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to help communities identify ...

  • Innovyze Debuts InfoWorks ICM Suite Edition, Powering Comprehensive Watershed Management

    Planning, designing, operating, optimizing and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems just got faster, easier and more accurate, thanks to the expanded suite and advanced functionality of industry-leading InfoWorks ICM. The new InfoWorks ICM Suite for comprehensive integrated catchment management is now available via three targeted products: ...


    By Innovyze

  • EPA designates center of excellence for watershed management at University of Florida

    The University of Florida’s Water Institute has been designated a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the second such institution in the state. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Florida signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help communities identify ...

  • The Nature Conservancy and IBM Launch Program for Sustaining Watersheds

    To establish Web site for watershed managers and planners to analyze river basins, and make more informed decisions ARMONK, N.Y. and ARLINGTON, Va. - The Nature Conservancy and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to launch a free Web site this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Eco-Compensation in China: opportunities for payments for watershed services

    Water supply and availability could be the most pressing problem restricting China’s economic growth in the next 10-15 years, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank. Not only are water resources limited (only about 30 percent of total water resources are available for ...

  • New EPA Tool to Accelerate Watershed Planning

    (Washington, D.C.) The Environmental Protection Agency has released the Watershed Plan Builder, an interactive, Web-based tool to improve efforts by states and local communities in protecting and restoring local water resources. The tool will help local watershed organizations develop integrated watershed plans to meet state and EPA requirements and promote water quality improvements. ...

  • Track soil particles moving through watershed

    Soil erosion of croplands, rangelands, and urban areas is one of the most common problems that negatively affects the environment. Soil particles carried by rainwater along slopes may transport a variety of harmful agricultural and industrial chemicals, cause the soil to lose fertility, and inundate streams. Quantifying the movement of soil through watersheds is a complex task, which requires ...

  • The Nature Conservancy and IBM launch program for sustaining watersheds

    The Nature Conservancy and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to launch a free website this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed information about the health of local freshwater river basins to inform clean up programs. The online application will provide easy access to data and computer models to help watershed managers assess how land ...

  • NRCS Invests $2.5 Million to Protect Watersheds of Concern

     In conjunction with a national water quality initiative, The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will invest $2.5 million in targeted funds to improve water quality in five high priority watersheds in California. "NRCS California is proud to participate in this national campaign to add on-farm water quality improvements within targeted watersheds," said Ed ...

  • Major Watershed Improvement Act Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate

     Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET) supports adoption of the Major Watershed Improvement Act, Pennsylvania Senate Bill 994, introduced on June 4 by Senator Elder A. Vogel, Jr., Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee. The legislation will enable all verified credit generators (public and private; ...

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