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

Management Practices

Management practices are considered in the broadest terms - input management, water management, point source  wastewater treatment, and best management practices .   Typically we think only of conventional best management practices for nutrient reduction, but managing water and nutrient inputs are effective management practices. Reuse and recycling of water and its associated nutrients reduces nutrient loading to waterbodies.

Managing nutrient input or application reduces the amount potentially available for runoff.