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I. WATERSHED AND AQUATIC
    SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
1: Watershed science
and society
2/3: Lake ecology
4/5: Stream ecology
II. EXPERIMENTAL
    DESIGN
6: Problem and objective formulation
III. DATA COLLECTION
7: Watershed / land use surveys
8/9: Lake surveys
10/11: Stream surveys
12: Remote sensing and Internet data sources
IV. DATA MANAGEMENT
13: Quality assurance and quality control
14: Data types, sources,
and retrieval
15: Spreadsheets and nonspatial databases
16: GIS spatial databases
V. DATA ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION,
        AND PRESENTATION
17: Elementary statistics
18: Applications of
regression to water
quality analysis
19: GIS / spatial analysis
20: Data visualization and presentation
21: Introduction to modeling
VI. MANAGEMENT POLICY
        AND OUTREACH
22: Regulations and compliance monitoring
23: Watershed management
24: Lake restoration
25: Stream restoration
26: Community education
and involvement
27: Educating decision-makers
 
 
  Unit VI Management Policy and Outreach

 

MODULE 22 REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE MONITORING

• Introduction to risk management

- Health-based risks
- Ecological risks
- Risk assessment process (hazard ID, exposure, dose-response, risk characterization, risk management and communication)

• Clean Water Act (CWA)

- Regulating point sources (e.g., NPDES, receiving water nutrient criteria)
- Regulating nonpoint sources (e.g., TMDL process)

• Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
• Clean Air Act (e.g., acid rain, Hg)
• Hazardous Waste

- CERCLA (Superfund)
- SARA (Superfund amendments and reauthorization)
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
- Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA: solid and hazardous wastes)
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

• State and local jurisdiction
• Where to go for information

MODULE 23 WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

• Organizational resources
• Comprehensive land use planning
• Involving stakeholders

- Conflict resolution
- Volunteer monitoring

• Typical issues

- Shoreland development
- Water extraction/quantity
- Water diversion
- Water reuse
- Wetland draining
- Flood plain management
- TMDL process

MODULE 24 LAKE RESTORATION

• Lake restoration techniques and case studies

- Physical and chemical methods (e.g., nutrient inactivation, dredging, aeration/circulation)
- Biological methods (e.g., biomanipulation, macrophyte management)

MODULE 25 STREAM RESTORATION

• Stream restoration techniques and case studies

- Physical and chemical methods (e.g., channelization, gradient, flow, cover, dam removal)
- Biological methods (e.g., biomanipulation, riparian management)

MODULE 26 COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT

• Risk communication
• Role in shoreland, coastal zone and watershed management
• Presenting technical information to non-technical audience
• Available resources (e.g., EPA EMPACT case studies, web resources, educational sources and organizations)
• Working with the media

MODULE 27 EDUCATING DECISION-MAKERS

• Risk communication
• Bringing data to decision-makers

- Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
- EPA EMPACT
- Case Studies

• Comprehensive land use planning
• Effective presentation skills

- Oral and poster techniques
- Presentation software

  


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