The primary goal of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board's Environmental Management program is to promote the careful stewardship of the region's environmental resources. To achieve this goal, the CNY RPDB has focused a significant amount of time in the area of water resource management. Designated as the regional water quality management planning agency for Central New York, the agency provides
assistance to communities in preparation and implementation of watershed and stormwater management plans. The agency also serves as the water resource program coordinator for numerous statewide activities on behalf of the New York State Association of Regional Councils (NYSARC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). As part of this function, the CNY RPDB
manages the NYSARC Water Resources Management Program web site.