About Short Course
Proper training of watershed coordinators and water professionals is needed to ensure that watershed protection efforts are adequately planned, coordinated and implemented. To provide this training, the Texas Watershed Planning Short Course was developed through a coordinated effort led by the Texas Water Resources Institute and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through either the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
The Texas Watershed Planning Short Course provides three-days of instruction to watershed coordinators and watershed professionals on best practices for developing WPPs. This course gives participants insight on effective ways to build partnerships, characterize the watershed and identify pollutant sources, select management strategies, prioritize where they are implemented, and estimate levels of implementation needed to meet established water quality goals. Discussions on designing an implementation program, describing needed education and outreach, establishing implementation milestones and tracking success are also included. The course teaches the U.S. Environmental Agency’s (EPA) nine key elements of a watershed protection plan (WPP) and includes presentations from EPA staff who review WPPs. During this course, information is presented through lectures, case studies, and outdoor hands-on activities.
2023 Texas Watershed Planning Short Course
August 21-24, 2023, in Bandera Texas
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