The philosophy of adaptive management is followed where policies and practices are continually improved by learning from the outcomes of previous work. The process is iterative and aspects of the management process are revisited and reviewed.
“It is an approach that involves learning from management actions, and using that learning to improve the next stage of management” (Holling, 1978).
It is "learning to manage by managing to learn" (Bormann et al, 1993).
The Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition is comprised of local communities, POTWs, and environmental organizations and was formed following the development of the Watershed Plan for the Lower DuPage River. The Coalition seeks to better determine the stressors to the aquatic systems through a long term water quality monitoring program and develop and implement cost-effective, viable remediation projects.