Implement programs to reduce system losses and conserve water supply. Support energy-efficient upgrades and encourage the use of renewable water management energy sources for water infrastructure. Implementation Strategies The following priority implementation strategies have Support the development of watershed management plans.
been developed to meet the Water Management goals of maintaining adequate water supply for future needs, encouraging planning on a watershed scale, maintaining and improving the quality of the regionâ€™s water bodies and sources, and reducing energy used for water supply, distribution, and treatment:
Reduce pollutant loads and non-point source impacts to water quality. Reduce the impacts of invasive species. Evaluate locations where engineering solutions may be needed to mitigate frequent flooding. Identify water management strategies needed to support the growth of businesses, industry, and recreation within the region.
Invasive Species Management in the Adirondacks
Many species of plants and animals currently in New York State have been introduced, either intentionally or unintentionally, by human activity. A small fraction of introduced species cause significant harm to our economy, environment, and health. These harmful species are deemed to be â€œinvasive.â€? Invasive species (IS) represent a clear and present danger to the biotic health of ecosystems, human health and safety, and the overall ecological balance of organisms across the landscape of New York. Source: (E & E 2011) 230
North Country Region Sustainability Plan