TR-548 Watershed Coordinator Development Program Final Report 2023

Authors: Lucas Gregory and Nikki Dictson

Watershed planning remains a high priority to address the 981 assessment units that are impaired across Texas, according to the 2022 Texas Water Quality Inventory and 303(d) List. To address these impairments and improve water quality across the state, a well-coordinated watershed planning approach implemented by trained water resource professionals is needed to provide the framework for focusing public and private sector efforts. To ensure that watershed protection efforts are adequately planned, coordinated, and implemented, proper training of watershed coordinators and water professionals is necessary. 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).