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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-313

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

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Environmental Science

Preferred Project Period:
6/7/10 - 8/27/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
EPA/Federal Highway Administration, Green Highways Program

Sponsoring Office:
Region 3, Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships, Water Protection Division

Project Overview:
The fellow, supported by staff in the Region 3 OSWP and the EPA/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will review "green infrastructure" research and concepts. The emphasis of this project will be to assess how the "green infrastructure" philosophy relates to the Green Highways Program (GHP) and, correspondingly, affects watershed restoration. The fellow will identify sites and situations where green infrastructure concepts that have been used to support the GHP have been used in Region 3. OSWP, Region 3, and the Maryland State Department of Health (DOH) have initiated a pilot study in Charles County, Maryland, to assess the relocation of the U.S. 301 corridor. The pilot study is using green infrastructure principles, including innovations such as developing a natural resources' registry and integrated decision matrix. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in researching and evaluating the effects of the pilot study. In addition, the fellow will research the implications of low-impact development (LID) in this county's watershed restoration. The applicant should have a functional understanding of the environmental sciences; computer skills, and data and geographic information systems (GIS) applications would also be helpful. Field experience in stream monitoring and watershed issues would be beneficial, in support of the project's approximately 20 percent field component.

Project Goals:
The fellow will learn about the GHP and its impacts on watersheds restoration. The fellow will gain a thorough understanding of the principles and philosophy of green Infrastructure and LID and its relationship with the GHP and watershed resources protection and preservation. Furthermore, the fellow will also gain an understanding of working with an interagency team to develop and implement a methodology for project mitigation.

Final Product of the Project:
At the end of the project, the fellow will present his or her research and conclusions on the relationship of "green infrastructure," GHP, and watershed restoration, specifically related to the Maryland/U.S. 301 corridor.

Project Location:
EPA Region 3, Philadelphia, PA

Project Officer Information

Robert Runowski
Region 3, Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships, Water Protection Division

Office Mission/Responsibility

The Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships (OSWP) develops and implements partnerships among governmental and non-governmental entities for watershed restoration and to develop strategies for implementation of watershed restoration projects.

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