2020 Statewide Virtual Summit: Ensuring Equitable Engagement in Regional Water Planning (Day 3)
The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority and the Local Government Commission are sponsoring a no-cost statewide summit, with support by the Department of Water Resources to share strategies for engaging marginalized communities in regional water management as learned through local implementation of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Disadvantaged Communities and Tribal Involvement Program.
The 3-day summit (October 8, 13, 14) will highlight best practices and resources developed through this program, and elevate how lessons learned from IRWM underrepresented community engagement can be shared across other water planning efforts.
Who should attend?
- IRWM Practitioners
- Community Members
- Tribal Representatives
- State Agencies
- Local Leaders
Day 3: Draft Agenda
The final day of the Summit will translate IRWM engagement efforts to other state programs, and strategize how we can collectively advance marginalized community and tribal engagement within other water planning efforts. After a brief overview of each program, participants will choose one of multiple optional concurrent sessions. Participants will then have time for smaller group reflection, before coming back together to hear from our Summit Discussant Panel, a group of tribal and local leaders, on how integrated thinking can transform communities and help us begin to grapple with overcoming injustice.