About the Program
TJPDC’s environmental program focuses on addressing the needs of its member jurisdictions by providing leadership on regional environmental issues. TJPDC provides services in the following key areas sustainability, natural resources, solid waste management, hazard mitigation and environmental planning.
A key focus area of the program has been the Rivanna River watershed. TJPDC’s Environmental Program provides administrative and technical support to the Rivanna River Basin Commission. Additional areas of focus include hazard mitigation planning and infrastructure development planning. Many of the programs projects cut across jurisdictional lines and program areas. For example; Staff have been involved in a multi-year project to implement and test FHWA’s Eco-Logical approach to transportation planning.