Conference on Integrated Regional Water Management Planning (IRWMP) in the Sierra

IRWMP's are the latest management strategy to address multiple water issues, coordinate across jurisdictional boundaries, develop high cost-benefit projects, reduce local conflict, and attract funding to your area.

This conference will offer speakers, panels, and discussion opportunities on forming an IRWMP launch team, lessons and successes from other IRWMPs, forming integrated goals and objectives, and the state perspective on the future of the IRWMPs. We will discuss how to conduct a successful IRWMP. What is success? How do you collaborate most effectively? How do you integrate goals and objectives? What is the state’s vision for the future of IRWMPs across the state, and more specifically, in the Sierra?

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2007
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE: Sierra Health Foundation
1321 Garden Highway, Sacramento

Co-convened by:
Cosumnes American Bear Yuba (CABY) IRWMP
Sierra Nevada Alliance
Mountain Counties Water Resources Association
Sierra Nevada Conservancy

“Please save the date,” uges organizer Julie Leinbach “Contact us for directions and a copy of the agenda, now under development.”

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Background on Integrated Regional Water Management Planning (IRWMP)

The State is allocating significant resources for Integrated Regional Water Management Planning and Implementation. Together Prop 50 and Prop 84 allocate millions of dollars to IRWMPs. These regional plans can facilitate coordination of water resource management across jurisdictional boundaries, development of multi-stakeholder projects, and high cost-benefit projects that meet regional and state priorities. These efforts have the potential to reduce local conflict if they are conducted with high levels of collaboration and integration. The integrated regional approach can provide a framework within which to address water issues such as water supply, water quality, habitat and environment, recreation, and land use. IRWMPs can help attract state and other funding to fund regional projects.

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