This Article explores the link between water management and land use planning. First, in Section II, this Article provides an overview of water management in Florida. Then, in Section III, this Article analyzes the differences between planning and regulatory permitting and asserts that both are needed for effective protection of water resources. Section IV reviews the current role that land use planning plays in water management and the current role that water management plays in land use planning. Section V of this Article concludes by evaluating a variety of recommendations that have been made to improve the integration of the two and suggests some additional means of improving integration.
Mary Jane Angelo, Integrating Water Management and Land Use Planning: Uncovering the Missing Link in the Protection of Florida’s Water Resources?, 12 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 223 (2001), available at