Palouse Basin Water Summit workgroups
URBAN AND RURAL LAND USE MANAGEMENT
2006 Palouse Water Summit
- Can land use be categorized by effects on the hydrologic cycle?
- Is dry-land farming the future on the Palouse?
- Should elements of municipal water conservation ordinances be implemented in areas of city impact and/or beyond?
- Need to work with area farmers to find ways to increase aquifer recharge
- How will different land use practices increase/decrease the recharge?
- How will different land use practices increase potential pollution of aquifers?
- How can we encourage urban (commercial), residential, industrial, and municipal water conservation, and protect water quality?
- Concerned about sustainable economic (retail) growth
- How do we develop/maintain our parks considering water use and the need for community green space?
- How do we balance home green space and community/public green space?
- Our water supply is unknown but diminishing. Is it wise to continue to promote growth?
- Land use management and water use are not separate issues. Must encourage conservation, xeriscaping etc. (proposition 2 in Idaho)
- Differing "Bioregional" area within existing political boundaries create inequity in face of county-wide regulation
- Surface aquifer issues vs. water mining and "deep block" supply cross rural/urban issues
Flip Chart Notes from the Individual Work Group Sessions
Recorded on 10/03/06