Water Management

The conservation, use, and quality of water, including irrigation and rural water supplies; the mitigation of floods and high-water tables; the repair and improvement of reservoirs; the improvement of agricultural water management; and the improvement of water quality.

Goal:

Assist partners with the management of water resources that address both quality and quantity and support all uses in all nine counties by implementing projects.


Objective:

Address water quality aspects of storm water management on a regional basis by partnering with watershed groups in the 9-county region

Strategies:

  1. Promote and provide education on stream restoration, riparian setbacks, and conservation easements through partnerships with organizations such as the Chagrin River Watershed Partners.
  2. Review watershed action plans.

Objective:

Assist regional Land Protection groups in efforts to protect riparian areas.

Strategies:

  1. Continue to serve on Grand River Watershed committees, providing regional solutions supporting the Grand River Protection Effort.
  2. Partner with groups such as the Nature Conservancy, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and Grand River Partners to protect properties in Northeast Ohio.