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Integrating Land Use and Water Management

By Erin Rugland

August 2022, English

Land without water cannot support urban form of any scale, yet many land use decisions are made without regard to water, and vice versa.  This Policy Brief introduces readers to best management practices that enable local governments and water providers to integrate the two systems. Supported by case studies from several U.S. communities, the brief demonstrates that planning is a crucial step for land and water integration.

This Policy Brief is a condensed version of Integrating Land Use and Water Management, a Policy Focus Report by Erin Rugland that has been described as “relevant, informative, and necessary at this moment in time.”


Climate Mitigation, Conservation, Development, Environment, Environmental Management, Environmental Planning, Intermountain West, Land Use, Land Use Planning, Local Government, Municipal Fiscal Health, Natural Resources, Open Space, Planning, Public Utilities, Resilience, Sustainable Development, Urban Development, Urbanism, Water, Water Planning