Framework for Sustainable Watershed Management

EPA Grant Number: X3831781
Title: Framework for Sustainable Watershed Management
Investigators: Najjar, Ken , Hantush, Muhamed , Sloto, Ron , Todd, Craig , Woodling, John , Young, Leroy
Institution: Delaware River Basin Commission , Monroe County Conservation District , Monroe County Planning Commission , Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission , U.S. EPA , United States Geological Survey [USGS]
EPA Project Officer: Klieforth, Barbara I
Project Period: October 1, 2004 through May 31, 2008
Project Amount: $102,500
RFA: Collaborative Science & Technology Network for Sustainability (2004) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , Sustainability


Create a transferable study based on sound science for a legally defensible approach of sustainable water resource management programs that protect the environment while balancing growth and development through cooperative local and regional communities.


Phase I

Technical: Determine effects of; 1) withdrawals and recharge on baseflow; 2) land use change on recharge; 3) flow regimes on wild trout habitat.

Planning: 1) Establish watershed community partnerships; 2. Identify existing/future water use; 3) Transitioning from technical to planning phases; 4) Begin watershed community education and outreach efforts.

Expected Results:

1) Watershed community driven program for water resource management based on sound science; 2) Transferable technology and planning processes for sustainable resource planning.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 3 publications for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

Sustainability, sustainable watershed planning, sustainable water resource planning, sustainability planning, water resource sustainability, watershed planning, watershed community, watershed community planning, natural resource planning, withdrawal limits,

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2005 Progress Report
  • 2006
  • 2007 Progress Report
  • Final Report