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Rhode Island Bays, Rivers, & Watersheds Coordination Team Define & implement interagency policies for the ecosystem-based management & sustainable development of Rhode Island’s fresh & marine waters & watersheds.

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Rhode Island Bays, Rivers, & Watersheds Coordination TeamDefine & implement interagency policies for theecosystem-based management & sustainable development of Rhode Island’s fresh & marine waters & watersheds

RI Coastal Resources Management CouncilCoastal Education Series January 2010Ames Colt, Ph.D.BRWCT Chair

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BRWCT

Department of Environmental Management

W. Michael Sullivan, Ph.D.(Director)

Coastal Resources Management Council

Michael Tikoian (CRMC Chair)

Division of Planning

Kevin Flynn (Assoc. Director)

Economic Development Corporation

J. Michael Saul (Exec. Director)

Water Resources Board

Kenneth Burke (General Manager)

Narragansett Bay Commission

Raymond Marshall, P.E. (Exec. Director)

Rivers Council

Guy Lefebvre & Jane Sherman

(Council Co- Chairs)

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BRWCT Proxies

Department of Environmental Management

Sue Kiernan, Deputy Chief, Office of WaterResources

Coastal Resources Management Council

Jeff Willis, Deputy Director

Division of Planning

Jared Rhodes, Chief, Statewide Planning

Economic Development Corporation

Michael Walker, Senior Project Manager

Water Resources Board

Kathy Crawley, Staff Director

Narragansett Bay Commission

Thomas Uva, Director, Policy,Planning, & Regulation

Rivers Council

Guy Lefebvre & Jane Sherman

(Council Co- Chairs)

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Governor

Municipalities

Public Advisory Comm.

Narr. Bay Commission

DEM

Env. Monitoring Collab.

Science Advisory Comm.

Div. Of Planning

CRMC

Water Resources Board

RI Rivers Council

EDC

Economic Monitoring Collab.

General Assembly

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BRWCT Standing Committee Chairs

Environmental Monitoring Collaborative

Chair: Q. Kellogg, URI Coastal Institute

Vice-Chair: Sue Kiernan, OWR

Vice-Chair: Tom Uva, NBC

Public Advisory Committee

Chair: Chip Young, URI Coastal Resources Center

Vice-Chair: Jane Austin, Save the Bay

Science Advisory Committee

Chair: Barry Costa-Pierce, RI Sea Grant

Economic Monitoring Collaborative

Interim Chair: Ames Colt, BRWCT

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BRWCT Responsibilities

  • Agencies:
  • Coordinate execution of water resource management & development agency mandates & programs
  • Advance principles of ecosystem-based management & sustainable economic development.(RIGL 46-31-1)
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Depart of Environ. Management

A “galaxy” of agencies

Legislation

Executive Management

Coastal Resources

Management Council

Regulation/Permitting

Legislation

Executive Management

Town of Narragansett

Regulation/Permitting

By-Laws

Town Management

Regulation/Permitting

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NetworkFunctions

EPA

DEM

Legislation

Executive Management

NOAA

CRMC

Regulation/Permitting

Legislation

Executive Management

WQ Cert.

Regulation/Permitting

Narragansett

Legislation

Town Management

Marina owner whowants add boat slips

Regulation/Permitting

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BRWCT Responsibilities

  • Chair:
  • “Facilitate the coordination necessary for the team to develop the systems-level plan”
  • “Prepare annual work plans, annual work plan budgets, reports, & other documents requested under the provisions of this chapter” (RIGL 46-31-7)
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Sisyphus

The struggle itself...is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Albert Camus

Titian, 1549

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April 2005 BRWCT Workshop “Value-Adds”

  • Integrate environmental & economic values
  • Shared vision for our BRW
  • Shared ownership of collaborative processes
  • “Rise above” individual agency perspectives to address common priorities
  • Leverage state, federal, & local resources
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April 2005 BRWCT Workshop “Value-Adds”

  • Improve communications & responsiveness
  • Build a “culture of collaboration”
  • Increase public awareness & engagement
  • Increase accountability regarding decisions & progress toward shared goals
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Rhode

Island

Water-sheds

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RI Bays Rivers & Watersheds Systems-Level Plan

  • Waterfront & Coastal Development
  • Watersheds
  • Water‑Reliant Economies
  • Natural Hazards
  • Freshwater Supply
  • Water Quality
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Habitats and Invasive Species
  • Education, training, and technical Assistance forlocal governments

www.coordinationteam.ri.gov

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Waterfront & Coastal DevelopmentGoal: RI’s shorelines & waterfronts will be characterized by balanced,

well-designed development that accomodates marine-related industry, transportation, recreation, housing, and conservation

Objectives Strategies Actions Agencies Time

slp implementation
SLP Implementation
  • Annual Implementation Plans
  • Develop SLP implementation priorities
  • Specify agency commitments
  • Develop & Apply Performance Measures
  • DoA’s Performance Measures Program
  • Environmental and economic monitoring
crmc marine resources development plan
CRMC Marine Resources Development Plan
  • “Vision-Setting & Policy-Oriented”
  • “Leadership, Capacity and Coordination” for RI coastal resources management
  • “Integration of Economic Development with
  • Environmental Management”
slp mrdp
SLP & MRDP
  • • The MRDP “shall be made consistent with systems-level plans in order to effectuate the purposes of systems-level planning.”
  • The SLP and the MRDP “shall be adopted as appropriate as elements of the State Guide Plan . . .”
  • RIGL 46-23-6
slp annual implementation plan
SLP Annual Implementation Plan
  • • Implementation Priorities Identified in late 2008
  • FY 2010 Work Plan issued in January 2009
  • Draft FY 2011 Work Plan issued December 2009
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SLP Implementation Priority One:Ensure that SAMP & TMDL recommendations are reflected in state & local decisions

Implementation Action:

Develop, issue,& implement Special Area Management Plans (SAMP’s)& Total Maximum Daily Load Allocations (TMDL’s)

Implementation Leads:

DEM OWR, CRMC, Statewide Planning, local governments, & key stakeholders

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Evaluation

  • • Where do key SAMPs & TMDL’s overlap?
  • How well have their recommendations been pursued locally?
  • Mutually re-enforcing? Conflicting?
  • What investments/actions advance both?
  • How should plan updates & new plans be coordinated?
coordinationteam ri gov
coordinationteam.ri.gov

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