Best Practices

Incorporate source water protection in state economic strategies

Improved economic and fiscal performance is one of the strongest arguments for protecting sources of drinking water. In this webinar, you will hear from the states of Ohio and Maine about how focusing on economics is helping them to work with new partners in innovative ways.

  • The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has pursued partnerships in support of advancing best practices in forestry, agriculture, and smart development. Download the Maine presentation to learn more about the ongoing work of the Salmon Falls Collaborative, Crooked River - Sebago Lake, and the Kennebec Woodland Partnership.
  • The Ohio Balanced Growth Program grew out of a need to integrate economic, environmental, and social impacts in land use planning and investments. Download the Ohio webinar presentation to learn more.

During her presentation, Gail Hesse referred to the newest edition of the Best Local Land Use Practices, a resource for local land use and watershed planners. In response to requests for more information about the economic impacts of these practices, the document now includes a substantial bibliography for each practice.

Watch a recording of this webinar to learn more.