TR-519 Delivery of a Watershed Coordinator Development Program Final Report 2020

Authors: Nathan Glavy, Lucas Gregory, Clare Escamilla, Isabella Garrone, and Nikki Dictson

The Delivery of a Watershed Coordinator Development Program or Texas Watershed Planning Short Course (WPSC) project provides this training and is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB).

Through a coordinated effort led by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), the WPSC project brought together many partners to develop and conduct the project tasks and deliverables. The project supports the Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program’s goal of protecting and restoring water quality. It provides training to water professionals and supports the goal of data collection and assessment and implementation by providing these water and natural resource professionals with knowledge and tools to conduct studies to determine sources of pollution and to develop and implement strategies to address pollution in impaired water bodies.

The first in the state and only course in the country on the required EPA nine elements, this project has educated many water professionals, ensuring watershed protection efforts are adequately implemented and improving water quality restoration efforts statewide.