Project #4974

New Approaches for Improved Nutrient Management

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Harry Zhang, Ph.D., PE
HDR, Inc.


Clean water agencies, regulatory agencies, and watershed stakeholders are searching for innovative approaches and best practices to address water quality challenges due to nutrient enrichment. Through a series of interactive workshops in three different geographic regions, this project will develop a research road map and action items to advance a holistic approach to improved nutrient management that fosters innovation and new opportunities. Such approaches could include adaptive management, collaborations and water quality trading, innovative permitting frameworks that facilitate compliance, and incentives as a catalyst for progress. The goal will be to focus on approaches that may be applied nationally and tailored to address unique water quality improvement needs and varying watershed contributions from point and nonpoint sources.