What is a WPP?

A Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) is a coordinated framework for implementing prioritized and integrated water quality protection and restoration strategies driven by environmental objectives. Through the WPP process, the state of Texas encourages stakeholders to holistically address all of the sources and causes of impairments and threats to both surface water and groundwater resources within a watershed. Developed and implemented through diverse, well integrated partnerships, a WPP assures the long-term health of the watershed with strategies for protecting unimpaired waters and restoring impaired waters. (Definition courtesy of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board)

Lucas Gregory

Lucas Gregory, Ph.D., currently serves as associate director of research – physical sciences.


The Texas Water Resources Institute is offering two Watershed Planning Program trainings for watershed coordinators and other water professionals involved in watershed-based planning in Texas.