Relation to Local Water and Land Use Planning
There is a close relationship between land use and water quality. Effectively assessing the relationship between land use decisions and water resources can help increase the region’s resiliency to climate change and drought to ensure that the region’s water needs are met into the future. This section focuses on how the IRWM Plan relates to planning documents and programs established by local agencies. The IRWM Plan allows for the collaboration between land use planners and water managers, which in turn promotes better decision making. The IRWM Plan incorporates the goals, objectives, and programs presented in the planning documents to ensure that it remains consistent with local issues and needs.