About Us What is Basin Planning? The Basin Planning Branch (BPB) is in the Division of Water Resources' (DWR) Water Planning Section. BPB develops and maintains comprehensive basinwide plans for each of the state’s seventeen river basins. The plans include recommendations approved by the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to insure that the waters of the state are being protected. About Us BPB consists of five water resources planners, an environmental program consultant, a water resources spatial analyst, an aquatic ecologist, and a branch supervisor. Mission Statement To ensure that the waters of North Carolina are protected, developed, maintained and managed in a sustainable manner for the benefit of all water users.