At the Planning Corner of Land-Use and Water: Texas Edition

APA Sustainable Comm. Division


Monday, October 15, 2018
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

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Please join SCD and the Water and Planning Network for a free webinar! The Water and Planning Network was recently launched by the American Planning Association as an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and planning methods to develop an integrated approach to water management, known as “One Water” management, through land use, land development, and urban design. This webinar is the first of a series which focuses on the interaction of land use and water management planning in various areas of the country. The initial webinar will focus on the One Water efforts in Texas, as well as how the cities of Georgetown and Austin have, and will, integrate water and planning. Register: 


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the One Water concept of managing all water - drinking water, wastewater, and storm water - within a specific geography as a single resource.
  • Learn about how land-use/build-environment planners might integrate the planning of water resource planning with a city's master planning efforts.
  • Learn how water conservation efforts can be incorporated into building codes and site design requirements.
  • Learn how alternative water sources, such as decentralized reuse, rainwater harvesting, and stormwater capture, might be integrated into a community's built environment.


  • Jennifer Walker, National Wildlife Foundation, Senior Program Manager - Water Programs 
  • James Foutz, City of Georgetown, Marketing and Conservation Manager
  • Marisa Flores Gonzalez, Austin Water, Water Forward Project Manager

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James Foutz

James Foutz is the Marketing and Conservation Manager for Georgetown Utility Systems, a municipally owned water and electric utility in Georgetown, Texas. James started at the utility nearly four years ago as a Business Analyst, and after working on several projects related to water resource management, decided to make the ... Read More

Marisa Flores Gonzalez

Marisa Flores Gonzalez is a Program Manager with Austin Water’s Systems Planning Division. Ms. Flores Gonzalez’ 8 years of experience working in local government and utilities has spanned multiple areas in water supply, water distribution, wastewater collection, and stormwater management planning. As Project Manager for Water Forward, Ms. Flores ... Read More

Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is the Senior Program Manager for Water Programs at the National Wildlife Federation in Austin, TX, and has over 15 years of experience focusing on water policy issues, with an emphasis on planning, conservation, and bay and estuary protection. She strives to work collaboratively and approach resource management ... Read More

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