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.

Website: http://www.epa.gov/owow/

[Summary provided by the EPA.]