2022 Water Resources Element Guidance Update
The Water Resources Element (WRE), a statutory requirement for local comprehensive plans, is designed to ensure that local plans for growth and development can be supported given limitations and constraints of water resources and water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. This WRE Guidance Update provides best practices for considering and addressing water-related climate change impacts, and for addressing the challenges that growth and development pose to our collective efforts to protect and restore Maryland waterbodies. The WRE Guidance Update outlines best practices and is an advisory document. Comprehensive planning, including WRE development, is a local government decision.
Maryland Environmental Public Health Tracking
Maryland Environmental Public Health Tracking shows data on environmental measures like air pollution, health measures like blood lead, and demographic factors that can affect health.
Maryland Vital Statistics
Annual reporting by county on population, life expectancy, birth statistics, and mortality statistics.