Land Use and Water Planning

The Utton Center held two Land Use and Water Planning Workshops in October 2008 and 2011. Susan Kelly, the Center's former Director– an attorney and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners - worked with a group of experts exploring the nexus between land use and availability of water to support these workshops. The group works also on developing and strengthening state and local legislative policy.

Following the workshops the organizers (Consuelo Bokum, Barbara Calef, Mary Helen Follingstad, Alan Hamilton, Joanne Hilton Susan Kelly, Sigmund Silber and Carol Romero Wirth) published a booklet “Land & Water:  Making the Connection.”  Copies may be obtained from the Utton Center by emailing your request, or online through the Utton Center website at