Project #1040

Global Lessons for Watershed Management in the United States

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Daniel M. Woltering, Ph.D.
Tellus Institute
Water Quality
Source & Receiving Waters
Reservoir Management


Although the number and diversity of watershed management initiatives underway in the United States is impressive, successful transition to an integrated watershed management approach remains a challenge. This report identifies the promising watershed planning and management approaches from around the world; evaluates how they operate, their benefits and limitations; and assesses the degree to which these approaches could be successfully adapted to facilities in the United States. In addition to providing a decision-making framework of watershed management efforts at all scales in the United States, this report offers 10 key lessons for sustainable water management. Published by WERF. 292 pages. Soft cover.

Originally funded as WERF project 00-WSM-5.