October 2015 Watershed Watch

EPA report
New EPA Report: Managing Water Quality in the Face of Uncertainty
By: Rand Corporation for US EPA
EPA and its state and local partners develop implementation plans designed to meet total maximum daily load (TMDL) water quality standards. Uncertainty regarding the impacts of climate change and other drivers may make it difficult for these plans to meet their goals. But the methods and processes used to develop implementation plans typically do not address uncertainty in these key drivers. In this report, EPA used two pilot case studies to explore how Robust Decision Making methods could help EPA and its partners develop implementation plans that are more robust to future change.

Read the full report HERE.

Toolkit: The Value of Water Coalition 

New Toolkit available for FREE DOWNLOAD from theValue of Water Coalition. The toolkit provides resources helpful in your efforts to educate local decision-makers, stakeholders, and customers about how water is essential, invaluable, and worthy of investment.

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PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.