Adopting A ‘One Water’ Approach In Florida Through Integrated Master Planning
Members of the City of Winter Haven One Water team were recently given the opportunity to write a guest column outlining the One Water approach for Water Online, a digital magazine providing expert insight into the most important topics in the water and wastewater industry. The article explores how the City of Winter Haven is applying the One Water concept to the Chain of Lakes City.
Spearheaded by the US Water Alliance, the One Water concept seeks to shift water resource management away from traditional linear (e.g., use and disposal) and segmented (e.g., drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater) thinking. Instead, it approaches water as a singular and recyclable resource where every drop in the use cycle has value.