The Online Watershed Library (OWL) is a service provided by the Center for Watershed Protection that allows ready access to Center publications and other resources (research papers, tools, and stormwater manuals, among others) that support best practices in watershed and stormwater management. OWL is a searchable, online database of basic information, stormwater and watershed manuals and plans, assessment tools, regulatory information, and other watershed-related resources. Users may also submit materials for inclusion in the OWL.
OWL was developed to be a time-saver for watershed and stormwater practitioners as it provides users access to a well-organized database of relevant and up-to-date information. Due to copyright protection, not all publications included in OWL are available for download and in such circumstances, a link to the publication is provided.
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All Center for Watershed Protection publications) can now be accessed using OWL. Electronic publications may be downloaded or order hard copies.
Attention: If you have downloaded free publications in the past, a login is no longer required. For access to the full Online Watershed Library(OWL), you can buy an annual subscription or join CWPA which includes a free annual subscription to OWL.
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Read the November 2014 Watershed Science
Bulletin CLICK HERE!
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Two versions of the Watershed Treatment Model (WTM) released to help users estimate benefits from a wide range of stormwater runoff and pollutant removal practices. Download your FREE COPY of the WTM and User's guide.
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Stormwater Management Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Northern Virginia
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