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17. Who Uses Model My Watershed?

Last updated on 2024-06-05

Model My Watershed has over 15,000 registered users from conservation non-governmental organizations; local, state, and federal governments; environmental consulting firms; universities and other academic institutions; and K-12 schools. We can’t know all the projects it’s used for, but here’s a short list of those we’re aware of:

  1. Agricultural Best Management Practice (BMP) planners (e.g., Delaware River Watershed Initiative).
  2. Restoration project impact tracking and assessment (William Penn Foundation and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation).
  3. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) planning and Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs). It is also used by state environmental conservation and environmental protection departments in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and more.
  4. Estimates of water-related benefits of open space protection for Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania, and Mercer County, New Jersey.
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