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Drought Ordinance Tips. Mary Ann Dickinson Executive Director Alliance for Water Efficiency. The Public Must be Involved. Identify all stakeholders that should be part of local drought action planning Create a formal committee and process

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drought ordinance tips

Drought Ordinance Tips

Mary Ann Dickinson

Executive Director

Alliance for Water Efficiency

the public must be involved
The Public Must be Involved
  • Identify all stakeholders that should be part of local drought action planning
  • Create a formal committee and process
  • Think of community groups that could help implement and enforce the plan when adopted
  • Determine what the best strategies are for involvement
eight steps of drought planning
Eight Steps of Drought Planning

Establish a Drought Planning Committee

Determine how to measure extent of the water shortage

Define the drought stages and what triggers them

Assess all the options for reducing demand

eight steps of drought planning1
Eight Steps of Drought Planning

5. Develop demand reducing actions for each drought stage

6. Develop information and education messages for each drought stage

7. Consult the public (all stakeholders)

8. Adopt and implement the Drought Response Plan in a public process

shortage stage tips
Shortage Stage Tips
  • Ensure that shortage stages are easy for utility to define and measure
  • Ensure that shortage stages are easy for public to understand and respond to
  • Phase the stages carefully to give time to respond
  • Measure progress constantly
  • Ensure that triggers for leaving a stage are easy to determine
actions tips
Actions Tips
  • Set goals for achievement in each stage
  • Analyze how much demand reduction can be achieved with various options
  • Save simple behavioral actions for first stage
  • Phase expensive options across later stages
  • Do not ration in early stages
ordinance drafting tips
Ordinance Drafting Tips
  • Remember: Simplest is Best
  • Choose fewer drought actions, but choose ones with most savings potential
  • Enforcement is critical
  • Penalties must be assessed for violations of ordinance
  • Enlist help of local officials, media
check out available resources
Check Out Available Resources
  • National Drought Mitigation Center (http://drought.unl.edu/)
  • Alliance for Water Efficiency (www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org)
  • California Urban Water Conservation Council (www.cuwcc.org)
  • California Urban Drought Guidebook