2020 Statewide Virtual Summit: Ensuring Equitable Engagement in Regional Water Planning (Day 1)

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 1: Draft Agenda

Day One of the Summit will lay a foundation for the event, highlighting needs uncovered while engaging marginalized groups in Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM). State leaders will open the day with reflections on IRWM and its connection to the Governor’s Water Resilience Portfolio. Department of Water Resources staff, IRWM practitioners, tribal representatives, and community leaders will then highlight the strengths and challenges of the DACTI program, and offer their perspectives on priorities for the future of community engagement.

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