Watershed Resource Management

Water Planning Partners

The Department of State works with many partners throughout the State to promote watershed planning. 

  • New York City Watershed Protection and Partnership Council

  • NYS DEC Division of Water can provide assistance with conserving, improving, and protecting water resources and controlling pollution, and funding for municipal wastewater treatment improvement, pollution prevention, agricultural and non-agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control

  • Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) promotes environmental quality by providing low-cost capital and expert technical assistance to municipalities, businesses and State agencies for environmental projects in New York State, and funding through the State Revolving Funds (SRF), the Industrial Finance Program (IFP), and Technical Advisory Services (TAS).

  • Department of Transportation funds and implements environmental benefit projects that improve water quality, restore wetlands, promote eco-tourism, protect fish and wildlife, and enhance transportation corridors through its Environmental Initiative.

  • Department of Agriculture and Markets administers several funding programs including the New York State Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement Control Program (ANSCAP), the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Program and the farmland Viability Program. 

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency can provide information on water quality programs and assistance with planning and managing watersheds, water quality, and wetlands.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the source of a wealth of information relevant to water quality restoration and protection.  In 1990, Congress established a new program requiring coastal states such as New York to prepare a Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program to implement a series of management measures.  EPA Polluted Runoff (Nonpoint Source Pollution) »