DEP (2010). Florida Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries. 68 pp.
- A DEP Manual focusing on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the professional knowledge and judgment of turfgrass and landscape workers, covering both the establishment of new turf and landscapes and the care of existing turf and landscapes. This includes construction activities, installation, mulching, pruning, irrigation, nutrient management, and pest management in order to reduce pollution and conserve water.
Sarasota County (November 2011). Low-Impact Development Manual. 143 pp.
- A local government manual providing technical guidance and design specifications on Low-Impact Development (LID) stormwater management practices at the project level.
SFWMD (2003). WATERWISE: Using the Principles of Xeriscaping. 51 pp.
- Xeriscape manual for the area covered by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) addressing the Seven Steps of Xeriscaping and the specific plants that can be used in specific landscaping situations to meet xeriscaping goals.
University of Florida IFAS. Florida Friendly Landscaping. Multiple, extensive webpages.
- The webpages address the use of low-maintenance plants and environmentally practices in landscaping including tutorials, the use of 9 Florida Friendly practices; specific plant species regional guides; Green Industry Best Management Practices (BMP) and Low-Impact Development (LID) resources & video.
WilsonMiller (July, 2006). Relationship of Land Use Density to Cost and Water and Wastewater. 13pp.
- A SW Florida consultant study on the relationship between zoning density and the per unit cost of water and wastewater utilities for new developments of varying densities (e.g. 1 du/acre vs. 4 du/acre) and higher density mixed multi-family (up to 9.5 du/acre) versus single-family projects.
Environmental Protection Agency (February, 2012). Planning for Sustainability: A Handbook for Water and Wastewater Utilities. EPA-832-R-12-001. 69pp.
- EPA Handbook addressing steps that utilities can undertake in their planning to ensure that water infrastructure investments are cost-effective over their life-cycle, resource efficient, and support other community goals. Numerous links to other useful materials