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Title: Implementing Integrated Regional Water Management


1
Implementing Integrated Regional Water Management

California Water Plan Update 2009 Advisory
Committee August 17, 2007 Sacramento, California
John Woodling California Department of Water
Resources
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A Brief History of IRWM Implementation
  • Proposition 40 March 2002
  • SB 1672 (Costa) September 2002
  • AB 2534 (Pavley) September 2002
  • Proposition 50 November 2002
  • California Water Plan - 2005
  • Proposition 84 - 2006
  • Numerous Regional Efforts

3
Integrated Regional Water Management
A key initiative of the California Water Plan
Updated every 5 years
Available at www.water.ca.gov
4
Resource Management Strategies
  • Reduce Water Demand
  • Agricultural Water Use Efficiency
  • Urban Water Use Efficiency
  • Improve Operational Efficiency Transfers
  • Conveyance
  • System Reoperation
  • Water Transfers
  • Increase Water Supply
  • Conjunctive Management Groundwater Storage
  • Desalination Brackish Seawater
  • Precipitation Enhancement
  • Recycled Municipal Water
  • Surface Storage CALFED
  • Surface Storage - Local
  • Improve Water Quality
  • Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Groundwater/Aquifer Remediation
  • Matching Quality to Use
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Urban Runoff Management
  • Practice Resource Stewardship
  • Agricultural Lands Stewardship
  • Economic Incentives (Loans, Grants, and Water
    Pricing)
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Floodplain Management
  • Recharge Areas Protection
  • Urban Land Use Management
  • Water-Dependent Recreation
  • Watershed Management

5
Integrated Regional Water Management
  • Foster Regional Partnerships and Resolve
    Conflicts
  • Integrate Resources Management Decisions
  • Diversify Regional Water Portfolios
  • Reduce Costs and Maximize Value
  • Provide for Sustainability

6
Planning Considerations
  • Defining a region and identifying stakeholders
  • Objective setting
  • Institutional framework for planning
  • Funding
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Project Evaluation/Prioritization
  • Implementation
  • Measuring performance
  • Ongoing planning

7
Geography
What is a Region?
Interrelationships

REGIONS
Local Agency
8
Regional Governance
  • Local agency and local government autonomy
  • Implementation that achieves regional objectives

9
IRWM Program Objectives
  • Improve water supply reliability
  • Protect improve water quality
  • Ensure sustainability through environmental
    stewardship
  • Promote multiple benefits
  • Financial incentive to promote integration and
    regional planning
  • Streamline grant processes

10
Integrated Regional Water Management Roles and
Responsibilities
IRWM Program
California Water Plan Update
  • Defines broad State water policy and priorities
  • Develops scenarios for future water demand and
    supply
  • Reports on statewide and regional conditions
  • Provides data and tools for
  • water managers
  • Defines State policy on IRWM
  • Develops standards for IRWM plans
  • Assists regions in plan development

IRWM Grants
Regional Planning Groups
  • Evaluate grant proposals
  • Award State funding
  • Oversee implementation of grant
  • projects and programs
  • Defines regional objectives
  • Develops regional solutions
  • Informs Water Plan on regional status
  • Participates in ongoing development of
  • IRWM Program
  • Applies for State funding

11
Proposition 50
  • Passed November 2002
  • 500 million for IRWM
  • Joint DWR-SWRCB administration

12
IRWM Planning Grants
13
Proposition 50 IRWM Grants
  • Insert step 2 map
  • 307 million to 16 proposals
  • 1.7 billion local cost share
  • 500,000 acre-feet of new supply

14
Benefits of IRWM Grants
15
Prop 50 Round 2 Schedule
  • August 1-Step 1 Applications Due
  • November- Invite Selected Applicants to Submit
    Implementation Applications
  • January 2008-Implementation Grant Applications
    Due
  • May 2008-Public Meeting to Discuss Initial
    Funding Recommendations
  • June 2008-DWR and State Water Board approval of
    Final Grant Awards

16
2006 Propositions
  • Proposition 84
  • 5.38 billion for water, flood protection,
    environmental protection
  • Proposition 1E
  • 4.09 billion for flood management, control and
    protection

17
Proposition 84
The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and
Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal
Protection Bond Act of 2006
18
Proposition 84
  • 37
  • 1 Billion for IRWM
  • Allocated to Geographic Areas Not Statewide
  • May be multiple IRWM Regions in a funding area
  • 100 million Interregional/ Unallocated

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IRWM Planning Regions Currently Identified
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IRWM Schedule/Status
  • February-April 2007 Funding Area Meetings
  • Meet with IRWM efforts in each of the 11
    Funding Areas
  • Gather area-specific input on issues and
    concerns
  • September 2007 Multiple focused IRWM Program
    scoping meetings
  • December 2008 Release draft Program
    Guidelines
  • February 2008 Public Comment Period
  • March 2008 Approve Final Program Guidelines

22
Some Possibilities for the Future
  • Additional Effort on IRWM Plans
  • More planning grants
  • Closer DWR coordination
  • More Rigorous Planning Process Standards
  • Inclusiveness
  • Measurable Objectives
  • Regional Project Screening Criteria
  • More Broadly Scoped Regional Plans
  • Land Use
  • Energy Use
  • Climate Change/GHG emissions
  • Flood Management

23
More Possibilities for the Future
  • Right-sizing the Regions
  • Multi-scale Planning
  • Less Rigorous DWR Review of Projects
  • More Regional Control
  • Better Measurement of Performance
  • More Equitable Distribution of Funds
  • Cross-program, Cross-bond integration
  • Implementing Legislation?

24
The Legislature
  • Budget for IRWM
  • No Prop 84 or Prop 1E funding approved for
    budget
  • Appropriate funds through legislation SB 1002
  • Legislation Affecting IRWM
  • AB 224 (Wolk)
  • AB 1489 (Huffman)
  • AB 1420 (Laird)
  • SB 732

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Any questions?
Contact info John Woodling woodling_at_water.ca.gov
(916) 651-9291
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