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Overlay Zoning for Source Water Protection

July 2020

This edition of Zoning Practice explores the role of land use regulations, specifically overlay zoning, as a way to protect source water. It discusses the dynamic between human and natural systems, and proposes a series of regulatory steps planners and municipalities can take to protect source water at both the local and regional scales. 


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  • Zoning alternatives for pandemic mitigation or prevention
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  • The effects of demographic or technological change on land-use demand