In addition to planning efforts, the Watershed Planning Division ushers new or updated rules and ordinances through the stakeholder process, ensures compliance with state and federal regulations and supports the department’s GIS functions.
Watershed Master Plan
We identify integrated solutions for flooding, erosion and water quality problems and coordinate capital projects.
We support departmental and citywide policy initiatives like the Watershed Protection Ordinance, Imagine Austin, Transit-Oriented Developments and Neighborhood Plans.
The Watershed Protection Department coordinates the publication of Austin's annual State of Our Environment Report. The report provides a snapshot of Austin's air quality, water, trees, open space and habitat and climate change. Download copies below: