DRIP Collaborative Workgroup Overview



The Drought Resilience Interagency & Partners (DRIP) Collaborative will hold an informational meeting for DRIP Collaborative member-volunteers for the recently formed workgroups based on the following focus areas; Drought-Relevant Data, Drought Preparedness for Domestic Wells, and Drought Definition and Narrative. The informational meeting will be conducted as a special teleconference meeting, whereby DRIP Collaborative members may attend remotely or at the physical location identified below. The meeting will include a presentation on Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act compliance and a brief overview of the workgroups and how they will operate. Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting and provide comments during the meeting, either in- person at the meeting location at the CNRA building or remotely through the Zoom meeting.

Meeting Time: 3:00-4:00pm on June 4th, 2024

Meeting Location

California Natural Resources Agency, 715 P St, Sacramento, Room 08-223 (eighth floor)*

*Please note that valid state identification is required. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the meeting to check-in at the security desk located next to the P Street entrance. Security desk staff will call for an escort to bring in-person participants to the meeting room. Please note, space will be limited for in-person attendance due to the nature of the meeting being hybrid.

Remote participation

Remote participation will be conducted via a Zoom platform. Members of the public who wish to attend and comment remotely can do so by using the Zoom registration link. We encourage members of the public to join remotely and to register at least 15 minutes before the meeting. Streaming will begin promptly at 3:00pm. 

The meeting will also be webcast live. Individuals who only want to watch or listen should use this option through the YouTube link as it preserves interactive meeting resources for those who are commenting on items.


The Department of Water Resources established a standing drought and water shortage interagency task force in coordination with the State Water Board and other relevant state agencies to facilitate proactive state planning and coordination for pre-drought planning, emergency response, and post-drought management, consistent with Senate Bill 552 (Chaptered in 2021). The Task Force, called the Drought Resilience Interagency and Partners Collaborative (DRIP Collaborative), will serve as a public forum with state and non-state agency members to advance our drought strategies and continue building resilience to the increasingly arid conditions California faces. For more information visit the DRIP Collaborative's webpage.

Meeting Agenda

3:00pm              Welcome

3:05 pm             Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act Overview

DWR Staff will provide a general overview of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act with specific guidance to address compliance for the DRIP Collaborative workgroup meetings. Examples of specific guidance would be the following:

  • Holding DRIP Collaborative Workgroup Meetings (e.g., in-person, remote, hybrid, etc.)
  • DRIP Collaborative Member Communication (e.g., during meetings, outside of meetings, and within other non-DRIP meetings that DRIP Collaborative members may attend)
  • DRIP Collaborative Membership Communication with the DRIP Collaborative Development Team

3:20pm                Q/A

For DRIP Collaborative members to ask questions and seek clarification.

3:35pm              DRIP Collaborative Workgroup Overview and Expectations

DRIP Collaborative Development Team will provide an overview of the responsibilities and expectations for DRIP Collaborative workgroups for their refinement of recommendations. The meeting will also include a discussion on the available support for workgroup meetings and sharing an adaptable meeting outline.

3:45 pm             Public Comment

3:55pm             Action Item Review and Closing Comments

4:00pm             Adjourn

Additional Notes for the Public

All times indicated and the order of business are approximated and subject to change. Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting and provide public comments in-person at the meeting location or remotely. Remote participation will be conducted via the web-based videoconferencing service Zoom. Registration is required to provide public comments. Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting can do so by registering via Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent a Zoom meeting link at the email address you provide. Zoom streaming will begin at 3:00 PM. For more information visit the DRIP Collaborative webpage: https://water.ca.gov/drip


The DRIP Collaborative meeting location and Zoom option is accessible to people with disabilities. Any person who requires special assistance to participate in the meeting, wishes to request this notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, which would enable that person to participate at the meeting must make that request at least 7 days prior to the meeting date by

contacting DRIP Collaborative Staff (Zoe Kanavas) at the Department of Water Resources at drip@water.ca.gov or calling at (916) 606-2134.


Start: Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 3:00 PM

End: Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 4:00 PM

California Natural Resources Agency, 715 P St, Room(s) 08-223, Sacramento, CA 95814


Meeting Materials

Meeting Notice and Agenda


Workgroup Members Remotely Participating

Tim Worley

Redgie Collins

Laura Ramos

Suzanne Pecci

Katie Ruby

Ela Becker Lowe

Matessa Martin

Jason Colombini

Justine Massey

Sierra Ryan

Catherine Freeman

Carolina Hernandez

Andrew Altevogt

Robyn Grimm

Alvar Escriva-Bou