Welcome to the TWP
The Tallapoosa Watershed Project (TWP) is a basin-scale research and outreach project sponsored by the Auburn University Water Resources Center within the Natural Resources Management & Development Institute. Year one of this three year project will focus on hydrological, socio-economic and ecological issues of the Saugahatchee Creek Watershed, including the development of a water budget and evaluation of the impacts of population, land use and climate change on water quality and quantity. Outreach specialists will develop practical applications of research findings for household and municipal water conservation, landscape design and improved water policy and management. Years two and three will expand research and outreach efforts through the Tallapoosa Basin.
TWP is one of a group of programs and projects that promote Community-Based Watershed Stewardship at the watershed, river basin and international scale.
The TWP actually began in 2003 after an interdisciplinary research and outreach team secured a grant from USDA-CSREES. A primary goal of the "original" TWP was to gather basin-scale water quality data using Hi-tech (remote sensing), Standard Methods (agency lab methods) and Low-tech (AWW citizen monitor methods) means, and compare data quality, usefulness and cost. Click here to go to original TWP Project.