Integrating Water and Waste Programs to Restore Watersheds
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 has developed a manual, Integrating Water and Waste Programs to Restore Watersheds; A Guide for Federal and State Project Managers. The purpose of this manual is to help EPA better integrate assessment and cleanup activities across its programs when addressing the unique challenges presented by contaminated watersheds. This manual will help staff make the best use of the resources and authorities offered by EPA’s existing waste and water programs.
The goals of this training workshop are to:
This two-day training workshop includes a combination of lecture, group discussion, and hands-on work using the East Fork Carson River Watershed as a pilot watershed for use during the Region 9 training workshop. Using actual watersheds within each region will enable participants to work with real data, identify real stakeholders, and continue to build on the work they start in the workshop.
Characteristics of pilot watersheds
Ideally the selected pilot watershed should include many if not all of the following characteristics:
Minimum Basin Requirements:
Participants will be invited from the EPA, tribal and state programs as well as other federal agencies working (or with potential to be involved) in the watershed.
While most of the participants will be EPA Water and Waste program staff, it is important to include other members of the community who will be involved in developing the watershed clean-up and restoration plan. These participants could include the following: