Watershed -Scale Planning

The Washington Stormwater Center provides information to help municipalities in Washington State develop a watershed-scale management plan. Watershed-scale management plans are very much dependent on the characteristics of the watershed, the specific water management issues in the area, and the interests and needs of the communities within the watershed. 

A broad, watershed-scale perspective encourages the development of solutions to environmental issues that can satisfy several regulatory requirements simultaneously. This calls for the collaboration and involvement of a wide variety of managerial and community interests including, but not limited to federal, state, and local agencies, municipalities, tribes, businesses, residents, and landowners.

In connection with its work on the Stormwater Strategic Initiative Team, the Washington Stormwater Center participates on the multi-agency Climate Action Team to identify opportunities to integrate climate change planning and thinking into project level work and strategies. The Climate Impacts Group and the Puget Sound Partnership just completed this Climate Assessment for Puget Sound. This is an excellent high level overview of resilience issues related to climate change.