In April 2004, RWA launched the Integrated Regional Water Management Planning Program.
In partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Sacramento County
Water Agency, RWA has developed an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) and
associated tools to identify the regional projects and partnerships that will help the
region best meet its future needs. The program builds on previous efforts, such as the
2003 Regional Water Master Plan through the American River Basin Cooperating Agencies,
to support a regional conjunctive use program and promote water recycling, water use
efficiency and other strategies that improve local water supply reliability.
What is an IRWMP?
According to the California Department of Water Resources, an Integrated Regional
Water Management Plan (IRMWP) is a comprehensive planning document to encourage regional
strategies for management of water resources. An IRWMP should investigate a broad
spectrum of management strategies, identify the benefits of integrating water management
strategies, and identify priorities for implementing projects and programs.
How Can I Participate?
Although an IRWMP was completed in June 2006, it is always considered
a living document. A comprehensive update to the IRWMP is currently underway
and is expected to be completed mid-2013. RWA is conducting ongoing meetings for those interested in participating
in the plan. To be added to the notification list for future forums, contact
Rob Swartz (email@example.com)
Do You Have a Project in Mind?
Stakeholders that have water management project plans with multiple benefits
are encouraged to let us know about them. Since the IRWMP is a living
document, project descriptions are welcome anytime for consideration of
being added to the IRWMP. To be eligible, projects must have a direct
relationship to water management. Visit the
American River Basin Integrated Water
Management Web Interface to input information on your project. For questions contact Rob Swartz (firstname.lastname@example.org)