Collaborative Rulemaking in the World of Water Management
Administrative agencies have traditionally used the “command-and-control” rulemaking model, often resulting in litigation. Traditional rulemaking reflects a top-down approach. However, in 2006, Florida’s three largest water management districts concluded that in a region where these districts’ boundaries meet, the growth in public water supply over the next 20 years within the area from traditional groundwater sources is not sustainable. This disconcerting situation led to the formation of an area called the Central Florida Water Initiative, and a cooperative effort among two state agencies.
Publication: FSU Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
Authors: Daniel Fernandez
Notes: LCOB Top Tier Award 2019