Part 1: Guidelines | I. The Water Resources Element Law

Interjurisdictional Coordination and Cooperation

Due to the inherent physical and geographic nature of water resources, it is imperative that the water resources element be developed through interjurisdictional coordination with a watershed focus. This is true for both counties and municipalities.

Counties and municipalities will need to work together to properly complete WREs. Because watersheds, water supply areas and water quality issues often overlap political boundaries, interjurisdictional coordination is key to a successful WRE. Tributary Teams, regional councils of government and watershed-based organizations can assist local governments with this coordination.

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