Comprehensive Planning for Clean Water: Tools and Strategies

This session provides background on the challenges faced by local government planners and resource managers, particularly as they relate to environmental protection. Maya Burke, TBEP, and Cara Woods Serra, TBRPC, reviewed the process used to develop the model language guidebook. Melissa Dickens of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and Kevin Moran of Hillsborough County shared how to apply the model language in practice and strategies to foster greater collaboration between departments and regional agencies, using the new One Water plan amendment as an example. Planners in attendance learned how to select model language suitable for their jurisdiction.