What are EPA's 9 Key Elements for a potentially successful WPP?

What is EPA looking for in a Watershed Protection Plan?

  • Designed to restore water quality from nonpoint source impairments
  • Utilizes stakeholder process to engage all that are affected by the impairments
  • Clearly articulates the problems and describes what needs to be done to achieve water quality standards

EPA's 9 key elements...

  1. Element A - Causes/Sources of Pollution Identified
  2. Element B - Expected Load Reductions for Solutions Identified
  3. Element C - Nonpoint Source Management Measures Identified
  4. Element D - Technical and Financial Assistance
  5. Element E - Education and Outreach
  6. Element F - Implementation Schedule
  7. Element G - Milestones Identified
  8. Element H - Load Reduction Evaluation Criteria
  9. Element I - Monitoring

U.S. EPA Region 6 Review Guide For Watershed-Based Plans

Lucas Gregory

Dr. Lucas Gregory currently serves as an assistant director and quality assurance officer for TWRI.

Nathan Glavy

As program specialist for TWRI, Nathan Glavy works on the development and execution of watershed planning projects and trainings, the watershed coordinator development program, and the water quality and riparian education programs.


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.