President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore announced a plan to protect and restore the Nation's rivers that did not meet their designated uses in compliance with the goals of the Clean Water Act. The “Clean Water Action Plan: Restoring and Protecting America’s Waters,” contained more than 100 recommendations for addressing non-point source pollution using a watershed approach that focused on mitigating primary threats to ecosystem and human health and involving stakeholders to take action in an integrated, holistic manner. The Clean Water Action Plan focuses on (1) promoting water quality protection and restoration on a watershed basis and (2) strengthening core clean water programs to protect human health, increase natural resources stewardship, reduce polluted runoff, and provide citizens and officials with data and information.