Dana L. Crosby


This Article discusses water supply problems in Florida, specifically addressing water supply and local and regional planning laws. First, background is provided on Florida's current water situation, including Florida's state and local growth management plans. Additionally, the Article analyzes the role of the water management districts in Florida. The Article examines two factors contributing to Florida's water supply problems: pollution and population growth. Finally, the Article concludes with recommendations to alleviate these water problems, including leadership and coordination in planning, emphasis of regional planning components, further research of the local supply first policy, promotion of conservation, and finally, encouragement of desalination efforts.