Delaware NEMO is an educational program for local decision-makers that addresses the relationship between land use and natural-resource protection, with a focus on watersheds. It is a coalition of university, state agency, local government, and nonprofit organizations with the common goal of assisting communities facing growth on ways to protect natural resources while they grow or change.

The Delaware NEMO program’s website is maintained by the Water Resources Agency.

Delaware NEMO partners include Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Office of State Planning Coordination; municipal and county governments; nonprofit organizations, including Center for Inland Bays and the Appoquinimink River Association; and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware Water Resource Center, Water Resources Agency, and the Delaware Sea Grant Program.

National Atlas Project

A new initiative for Delaware NEMO is to map low-impact-development (LID) sites in Delaware on the National NEMO LID Atlas. If you are interested in having your site highlighted please fill out the LID site registration form. Once approved your site can be viewed on the Delaware NEMO LID atlas.

Delaware NEMO is a member of the National NEMO network, a confederation of programs in more than 30 states.  Assistance is provided through non-regulatory, research-based, educational outreach programs that emphasize natural resource–based planning and better site design. Network members believe that outreach education is an appropriate, flexible, effective and cost-effective method for catalyzing change to local land-use policies and practices.