Decision Elements                      

Stakeholder Awareness, Outreach and Education

Watershed Characterization

Status and Trends in Water Quality and Nutrient Loading

Regulations, Policies, and Management Programs

Quantitative Reduction Targets

Analytical Tools

Management Practices

Monitoring Networks

Funding and Economic Incentives

Communication

Regulations, Policies, and Management Programs

Reviewing and documenting existing regulations, policies, management programs, and planning areas not only helps to identify authorities, options, and alternatives for reducing nutrients, but also helps identify opportunities for leveraging with other programs to reduce nutrient loads.