Water Resource Laws, Policies and Watershed Protection

Through a grant provided by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the Hudson Valley Regional Council worked with project partners including the Hudson River Watershed Alliance; Simon Gruber, and George Rodenhausen, Esq to produce educational resources designed to assist local planners, planning boards, conservation advisory councils, watershed groups and any other stakeholders interested in water resource management gain a basic understand of the regulatory and non-regulatory options available to protect drinking water sources and watersheds. This manual was designed with the intent on addressing questions raised by stakeholders in the Moodna Creek and Quassaick Creek watersheds.

Resources produced as part of this project include five fact sheets:

A. Protecting and Managing Hudson River streams: Overview, scales and definitions

B. Protecting and managing Hudson River streams: The Importance of stream buffer protection and management

C. Regulating Water Withdrawals in New York: The Water Resources Protection Act

D. Watershed Rules and Regulations for Protection of Drinking Water in New York

E. The Moodna Creek Intermunicipal Watershed Council

Two articles:

A. Regulating Water Withdrawals in New York: The Water Resources Protection Act

B. Watershed Rules and Regulations for Protection of Drinking Water in New York

and

Strategies for Sustainable Tributaries: A Guidance Manual

Two workshops were held in the spring of 2015 on Water Resources Laws, Policies and Local Options for Watershed Protection.

The workshops were recording and can be viewed:

Sustainable Tributary Strategies: Workshop on Water Resources Laws, Policies and Local Options for Watershed Protection, May 13, 2015, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh NY 12:30PM-4:00PM

Introduction to Water Policy and Laws in New York: Tools & Perspectives for the Protection of Streams, Water Quality and In-Stream Flow , June 8, 2015 at the Black Rock Forest Science & Education Center

The presentations made at these workshops are available below.

WORKSHOP POWERPOINTS (PDF formats)

Stormwater Management-G. Rodenhausen

Stream Protection - G. Rodenhausen

Water Withdrawal - G. Rodenhausen

Watershed Rules Regs - G. Rodenhausen

Model stream code presentation - K. Dobbins June 8 2015

Newburgh's Drinking Water - P Smith 5 13 15

Overview of water policy issues - S Gruber 06 08 15

Water for Tomorrow TNC - G Schuler v 1 92 06 08 15

Watershed and stream basics -Part 1 M Cunningham 05 13 15

Watershed-stream protection - Part 2 M Cunningham 06 08 15

 

“This Project has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.”