Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Center Description
The Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW) promotes a watershed approach to manage, protect, and restore the water resources and aquatic ecosystems of our marine and fresh waters. This strategy is based on the premise that water quality and ecosystem problems are best solved at the watershed level and that local citizens play an integral role in achieving clean water goals. Through its many programs, OWOW provides technical and financial assistance and develops regulations and guidance to support the watershed approach.
OWOW is one of four program offices within the Office of Water at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Office provides leadership, policy direction, and technical and financial support to 10 EPA regions and the states, tribes, and territories that implement aspects of our programs. OWOW also collaborates with other federal agencies with related missions as well as local government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations.