Presented to the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Steering Committee
CFWI Public Comments June 27, 2104
A tool to remove barriers and create incentives for water resource sustainability
The Sustainability Plan identifies immediate and long-term actions necessary to address the impacts associated with economic growth and protect the water resources necessary to sustain growth. The actions will be implemented through three mechanisms:
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Overview of financial mechanisms
Sections 163.3220-163.3242 Florida Statutes
The implementing mechanisms are highly interrelated:
Creating the regional water infrastructure and and directing community development around that infrastructure are relatively straight forward to implement, as there are existing mechanisms to do these things. What is more difficult and will prove more challenging is transitioning to and building capacity for sustainable water resource management, as this will require changing the way we, as individuals, organizations, and institutions, have always done things. In this regard, we as people - the "soft stuff" - will prove to be the hard stuff.
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