Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4
     

Protecting Florida's Water Quality: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) Practices
Project No:  66921
Goals and Objectives
 
Amid growing concern about how to effectively protect and manage Florida's water resources, low impact development (LID) has emerged as a promising yet seldom adopted management strategy. The state of LID in Florida must be evaluated before strategies can be devised for promoting its implementation which, to our knowledge, has not been done in a comprehensive or systematic fashion. This project aimed to 1) conduct cross-disciplinary, Florida-specific needs assessments to identify the current set up opportunities and barriers to successful LID practices; 2) report findings of the needs assessment highlighting intervention junctures, tools and data necessary for LID to realize its potential as a viable compliment and alternative to conventional stormwater management; and 3) develop the foundation of knowledge and collaboration of professionals that will target and support research and extension proposals to increase the likelihood of funding success. The Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC) has an ongoing Local Government Workshop about water quality and integration of Low Impact Development practices. Survey results collected during this project have helped guide that effort which has now expanded from counties only within the St. Johns River Water Management District to include at least some counties in all the water management districts. Funding support for those programs from FDEP, WMDs and local Governments for the past two years is approximately $100,000.
 
 
Available Outputs

Title: From Rooftop to River: the Legal and Administrative Basis for Managing Stormwater Through Low-Impact Development – Presentation delivered February 2008 UF Water Institute Symposium
Authors: Ankersen, T., Ruppert, T., and M.W. Clark

Title: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Low Impact Development Practices in Florida - Presentation delivered February 2008 Water Institute Symposium
Authors: Clark, M.W., Ankersen, T., and T. Ruppert

Title: Protecting Florida’s Water Quality: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Clark, M.W., Final Report
Authors: Clark, M.W.

Title: Understanding and Overcoming Legal and Administrative Barriers to LID: A Florida Case Study - Presentation delivered November 2008 International Low Impact Development (LID) Conference in Seattle, Washington
Authors: Clark, M.W., Ankersen, T., and T. Ruppert

Title: Water Institute Munch Bunch Seminar Abstract (Mar 2009)

Title: Water Institute Munch Bunch Seminar Power Point Presentation (Mar 2009)

Title: Weathering the Storm(water): Implementing Low-Impact Development Stormwater Management for New Residential Development in Florida, Ruppert and Ankersen, Final Report
Authors: Ruppert, T. and T. Ankersen
Project Lead
Clark, Mark
 
Additional Participants
Thomas Ankersen
Thomas Ruppert
 
EcoSystem:
Watersheds
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 4: WI PIF Related Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Food, Energy and Water
Water and Society
Water Resources Sustainability
 
Sponsor
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RESEARCH
 
Grant Award Dates
4/1/2007 to 5/31/2008