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  1. Bay Area IRWMP Public Workshop #1July 23, 2012

  2. OBJECTIVES I. 2006 BAIRWMP-Goals and Objectives II. DWR Guidance- “Measures” III. 2012 Process IV. Proposed Objectives V. Next Steps

  3. 2006 BAIRWMPhttp://bairwmp.org/plan/ • 6 Goals and 68 Objectives • Goals and Objectives generated by 4 Functional areas -Water Supply and Water Quality -Wastewater and Recycled Water -Flood Protection and Stormwater Management -Watershed Management, Habitat Protection and Restoration

  4. 2006 Goals • Contribute to the promotion of economic, social, and environmental sustainability • Contribute to improved supply reliability • Contribute to the protection and improvement of hydrologic function • Contribute to the protection and improvement of the quality of water resources • Contribute to the protection of public health, safety, and property • Contribute to the creation, protection, enhancement, and maintenance of environmental resources and habitats

  5. New DWR Guidance • Objectives must address major water –related issues and conflicts • Objectives must be measurable by some practical means • quantitatively or qualitatively • Objectives may be prioritized

  6. New DWR Guidance • Objectives must be focused on addressing the water management issues, including flood management of the region. • RWMGs must consider overarching goals that apply to their area. These include: -Basin Plan Objectives -20x2020 water efficiency goals -Requirements of CWC §10540(c)

  7. CWC §10540(c) •  Protection and improvement of water supply reliability, including identification of feasible agricultural and urban water use efficiency strategies. •  Identification and consideration of the drinking water quality of communities within the area of the Plan. •  Protection and improvement of water quality within the area of the Plan consistent with relevant basin plan. •  Identification of any significant threats to groundwater resources from overdrafting. •  Protection, restoration, and improvement of stewardship of aquatic, riparian, and watershed resources within the region. •  Protection of groundwater resources from contamination. •  Identification and consideration of water-related needs of disadvantaged communities in the area within the boundaries of the Plan.

  8. 2012 Process • Plan Update Team (PUT) reviewed 2006 Goals and Objectives • Considered deletions, additions and modifications Criteria used: 1) Addresses major issue in region 2) Is measurable 3) Is not redundant 4) Addresses what more than how 5) Is consistent with DWR direction

  9. 2012 Process cont’d • Preliminary screening by PUT –June 18 • Coordinating Committee review- June 25 • Final screening by PUT-July 9 • Consolidated and Modified Goals • 6->5 • Reduced total number of Objectives • 68->35 • Added Objectives such as: • Climate Change, Integration

  10. Proposed Goals • Promote environmental, economic and social sustainability • Improve water supply reliability and quality • Protect and improve watershed health and function and Bay water quality • Improve Regional Flood Management • Create, protect, enhance, and maintain environmental resources and habitats

  11. Goal 1-Promote environmental, economic, and social sustainabilityItalics- modifiedBold- new • Increase water resources related recreational opportunities • Encourage implementation of integrated, multi-benefit projects • Secure adequate support, funding and partnerships to effectively implement plan. • Avoid disproportionate impacts to disadvantaged communities • Protect cultural resources • Promote community education, involvement and stewardship • Reduce energy use and/or use renewable resources where appropriate

  12. Goal 1-Promote environmental, economic, and social sustainability • Plan for and adapt to sea level rise • Plan for and adapt to more frequent extreme climate events • Support data gathering for climate change vulnerabilities • Enhance monitoring network and information sharing to support proper management of watersheds • Minimize health impacts associated with polluted water. • Work with local land, water, wastewater and stormwater agencies, project proponents and other stakeholders to develop policies, ordinances and programs that promote IRWM goals, and to determine areas of integration among projects

  13. Goal 2-Improve water supply reliability and quality • Provide adequate water supplies to meet demands. • Implement water use efficiency to meet or exceed state and federal requirements. • Minimize vulnerability of infrastructure to catastrophes and security breaches. • Expand water storage and conjunctive management of surface and groundwater • Provide for groundwater recharge while protecting groundwater resources from overdraft. • Increase opportunities for recycled water use • Provide clean, safe, reliable drinking water. • Protection of groundwater resources from contamination.

  14. Goal 3- Protect and improve watershed health and function and Bay water quality • Protect, restore, and rehabilitate watershed processes. • Control excessive erosion and manage sedimentation. • Minimize point-source and non-point-source pollution • Improve floodplain connectivity. • Improve infiltration capacity • Maintain health of watershed vegetation, land cover, natural stream buffers and floodplains, to improve filtration of point and nonpoint source pollutants. • Control pollutants of concern

  15. Goal 4-Improve Regional Flood Management • Manage floodplains to reduce flood damages to homes, businesses, schools, and transportation • Achieve effective floodplain management that incorporates land use planning and minimizes risks to health, safety and property by encouraging wise use and management of flood-prone areas • Identify and promote integrated flood management projects to protect vulnerable areas

  16. Goal 5-Create, protect, enhance, and maintain environmental resources and habitats • Protect, restore, and rehabilitate habitat for species protection • Enhance wildlife populations and biodiversity (species richness). • Protect and recover fisheries (natural habitat and harvesting). • Reduce geographic extent and spread of pests and invasive species.

  17. Deleted Objectives-~37 Objectives were deleted if: They did not meet criteria They could be merged with other objective (s) They were not clear New objectives were developed based on new DWR Guidelines. See handout for deleted objectives

  18. Measures • Potential Measures –under development • DWR- “A measurable objective means there must be some metric the IRWM region can use to determine if the objective is being met as the IRWM Plan is implemented. Remember that IRWM Plans are implemented through projects, relevant to measuring objectives; it implies that metrics must apply to projects which in turn relate back to Plan objectives. Objectives can be measured quantitatively or qualitatively”.

  19. Measures Measures identified are “proposed”, we are looking for more input from you Represent a way to measure project success e.g. miles of trail Not a target e.g. 50% increase in trails Important for project proponents in scoping and monitoring projects

  20. DWR Example • Objective-Restore ecologic function to a local wetland • Qualitative Measurement Presence/absence of key wetland species • Quantitative Measurement Number of acres restored to wetland conditions

  21. BAIRWMP-Proposed Examples Objective-Increase opportunities for recycled water use. Measure - AFY of potable water use replaced by non-potable supply; AFY recycled water production Objective- Control pollutants of concern Measure- Compliance with existing and future TMDLs Objective- Identify and promote integrated flood management projects to protect vulnerable areas Measure- Number of integrated flood management projects

  22. Next Steps Public Input See handouts or e-mail-BAIRWMP@kearnswest.com Prioritization??

  23. Deleted Objectives A. Contribute to the promotion of economic, social, and environmental sustainability Contribute to: • Avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating net impacts to environment • Maintaining and promoting economic and environmental sustainability through sound water resources management practices • Maximizing ability to get outside funding • Maximizing economies of scale and governmental efficiencies • Minimizing solid waste generation/maximize reuse • Engaging public agencies, businesses, and the public in stormwater pollution prevention and watershed management, including decision –making • Achieving community awareness of local flood risks, including potential risks in areas protected by existing projects • Balancing needs for all beneficial uses of water • Securing funds to implement solutions

  24. Deleted Objectives B. Contribute to improved supply reliability • Meeting future and dry year demands • Maximizing control within the Bay Area region • Preserving highest quality supplies for highest use • Maintaining a diverse portfolio of water supplies to maximize flexibility • Securing funds to implement solutions C. Contribute to the protection and improvement of hydrologic function • Securing funds to implement solutions

  25. Deleted Objectives D. Contribute to the protection and improvement of the quality of water resources • Reducing mass loading of pollutants to surface waters • Minimizing taste and odor problems • Protecting surface and groundwater resources from pollution and degradation • Anticipating emerging contaminants • Eliminating non-stormwater pollutant discharges to storm drains • Reducing pollutants in runoff to the maximum extent practicable • Periodically evaluating beneficial uses • Continuously improving stormwater pollution prevention methods • Securing funds to implement solutions

  26. Deleted Objectives E. Contribute to the protection of public health, safety, and property • Minimizing variability for treatment • Advancing technology through feasibility studies/demonstrations • Achieving effective floodplain management by encouraging wise use and management of flood-prone areas • Maintaining performance of flood protection and stormwater facilities • Partnering with municipalities to prepare mitigation action plans that reduce flood risks to the community • Coordinating resources and mutual aid between agencies to enhance agency effectiveness • Securing funds to implement solutions

  27. Deleted Objectives F. Contribute to the creation, protection, enhancement, and maintenance of environmental resources and habitats • Providing net benefits to environment • Providing lifecycle support (shelter, reproduction, feeding) • Protecting wildlife movement/wildlife corridors • Improving structural complexity (riparian and channel) • Designing and constructing natural flood protection and stormwater facilities • Securing funds to implement solutions