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2013 Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Overview. Carol Mahoney, Zone 7 Water Agency BAIRWMP Public Workshop July 23, 2012. Purpose, Plan & Projects. IRWM - Get with the Program! Prop 50, 84 & 1E – Gifts of Legislation DWR’s Role Why Integrate? Why Regional?
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2013 Bay AreaIntegrated Regional Water Management Plan Overview Carol Mahoney, Zone 7 Water Agency BAIRWMP Public Workshop July 23, 2012
Purpose, Plan & Projects • IRWM - Get with the Program! • Prop 50, 84 & 1E – Gifts of Legislation • DWR’s Role • Why Integrate? Why Regional? • The IRWM -“Plan” – Past & Present • What are “Functional Areas?” • In which Sub-region is my Project? • Plan v. Grant Application • Butterflies only - No Cocooning!
IRWM - Get with the Program!“A proposition we couldn’t refuse” • To encourage regional cooperation in water resources planning and flood protection/stormwater management • November 2002 - Voters passed Proposition 50 • Bay Area Region formed via LOMU as a result • $12.5 million Prop 50 grant awarded to Bay Area in 2007 • November 2006 – Voters passed Proposition 84 and 1E (CURRENT GRANTS) • Both Planning and Implementation grant rounds available • Planning grant funds were awarded for the current effort
IRWM - Get with the Program!Dept of Water Resources Role • Acts as an information resource for Legislators (Our intermediary) • Approves “Regions” • Administers the grant programs funded through the Propositions • Drafts guidelines & holds workshops • Accepts grant applications • Scores potential grant projects & awards funds • DWR administers payment and monitors grant reporting from funded projects
IRWM - Get with the Program!Why Integrate? Why Regional? • Moths v. Butterflies – The case for the Clothes Washer Rebate • PG&E (moth) focus on energy savings • Water Agencies (butterfly) focus on water savings • Clothes Washer Rebate program integrates efficiencies in both utilities on a region-wide scale
IRWM - Get with the Program!Why Integrate? Why Regional? • What is Integrated? • Multi-group collaboration covering various aspects of water resources that cross boundaries, explore differing perspectives and seek mutually beneficial solutions • Why? – Well integrated plans allow grant funds to be maximized by addressing needs through multi-benefit projects • What is Regional? • Projects that address the water management challenges of two or more sub-regions • Why? – Regional projects address holistic issues faced by multiple groups or across the region
The IRWM “Plan” – Past & Present • PAST • Plan created using planning grant awarded in 2005 from Prop 50 • Includes: Goals and objectives, Strategies, Priorities, Projects • Adopted by all participating agencies in 2006 • PRESENT • Update funded through planning grant award from Prop 84
In which Sub-region is my Project? North East West South
Plan v. Grant ApplicationIs Your Project A Butterfly? • Plan Regional Goals (2006) contribute to: • Promotion of economic, social, and environmental sustainability • Improved water supply reliability • Protection and improvement of hydrologic function • Protection and improvement of the quality of water resources • Protection of public health and safety and of property • Creation, protection, enhancement, and maintenance of environmental resources and habitats
Plan v. Grant ApplicationYour project is in the Plan – Now What? Even larval projects can get in the plan, but they might not compete well for grant funding!!! • Read the Grant Guidelines and attend a DWR workshop • Participate in local meetings • No Cocooning! Explore integration or regionalization with other projects