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Episode #186 — 16 February 2021 Ensuring One Water Delivers for Healthy Waterways with Jennifer Walker

with Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker, the Deputy Director for the National Wildlife Federation’s Texas Coast and Water Program, provides a terrific discussion about urban water planning through a One Water lens and focuses on the connection between One Water and healthy waterways. It’s a great listen for those interested in their community’s water resources!

In this session, you’ll learn about: 

  • Why urban water planning is important to protecting fish and wildlife habitat
  • How a drought caused Jennifer to turn to urban water planning and One Water
  • What healthy waterways are
  • Why healthy waterways are important
  • The four steps of a healthy waterways plan
  • Samples of Healthy Waterways / One Water plans from around the country
  • Jennifer’s thoughts on ensuring plans move from paper to implementation
  • Why water planning is so important for communities and fish & wildlife habitat

Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: 

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