Overview of IRWMP - Tuolumne Utilities District


Overview of IRWMP - Tuolumne Utilities District

Integrated Regional Water


Request for Support of the

Stanislaus/Tuolumne IRWMP

Pete Kampa & John Mills

Tuolumne Utilities District

Integrated Regional Water Management

A cornerstone of the California Water Plan

Updated every 5 years

Available at: www.water.ca.gov

Vital Economy

Healthy Environment

High Standard of Living

Implement Improve

Integrated Statewide Water

Regional Water Management

Management Systems

Use Protect Support




Efficiently Quality Stewardship

Integrated Regional Water Management

‣Form Regional

Partnerships and

Resolve Conflicts

‣Integrate Resources



‣Diversify Regional

Water Portfolios

‣Reduce d Costs and

Maximize Value

‣Provide for


What is Integration?

Elements of Integration:

• Institutional Integration - Water agencies, land

management agencies, non-governmental entities, utilities,

the public and others

• Resource Integration - Water resources management and

land management

• Watershed Integration - Management using watersheds as

planning units

• Data Integration - Utilization of common data metrics,

monitoring and reporting

• Open public process - Transparent decision making

Resource Management Strategies

Reduce Water Demand

• Agricultural Water Use


• Urban Water Use Efficiency

• Land Use Design

Improve Operational Efficiency

& Transfers

• Conveyance

• System Reoperation

• System loss recovery

Increase Water Supply

• Conjunctive Management &

Groundwater Storage

• Recycled Municipal Water

• Surface Storage - Local

• Upland Meadow Mgmt.

Improve Water Quality

• Drinking Water Treatment and


• Groundwater/Aquifer


• Matching Quality to Use

• Pollution Prevention

• Urban Runoff Management

Practice Resource Stewardship

• Agricultural l 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

Planning Considerations

• Defining a region and identifying stakeholders

• Decision making

• Clarification of expectations

• Funding

• Framing issues for integration

• Project Evaluation/Prioritization

• Implementation program

• Measuring, monitoring, analysis, reporting and


• Ongoing planning

…plans are useless, but planning is


- Dwight Eisenhower -

Water Resources Issues Facing

the Sierra…and Beyond

• Water Quantity

– Population growth

– Aging infrastructure

– Groundwater Supply

– In-stream flows

– Interregional exports

– Water Rights

Water Resources Issues Facing

the Sierra…and Beyond

• Water Quality

– Sediment

– Local floods & storm

water runoff

– Septic systems

– Other contaminants

Water Resources Issues Facing

the Sierra…and Beyond

• Flooding

– Land use modifications

– Local conveyance floods

– Climate change

– Downstream impacts

A Brief History of IRWM


• 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

IRWM Program Objectives

• Improve water supply reliability

• Protect & improve water quality

• Ensure sustainability through environmental


• Provide affordable supplies

• Promote multiple benefits

• Financial incentive to promote integration and regional


• Streamlined grant processes

• Local to regional to state planning linkage

What’s next

• Proposition 1E - $300 million for storm

water management

• Prop 84 - $1 billion for IRWM plans and


• Contemplated allocations in future

water bonds

Proposition 84

$73 million

$27 million

$57 million

$60 million

• $1 Billion for IRWM

• Funds Allocated to


• Funding Contingent on

Regional Plan

• $100 million


•Proposition 1E

$300 million for storm water



Progress to Date

• 6 initial meetings with water and land use

agencies, NGOs

• Significant discussion of boundaries of

IRWMP region

• Additional partnership outreach

• Developed draft agreements to facilitate

planning grant submittal

Why Participate?

• Affordable, reliable water supply is the key to

economic vitality and environmental

sustainability of the region

• IRWM planning will serve local and regional

resource planning needs at a critical time.

• Ability to directly participate in decision making

in development of the IRWM plan and

establishment t of project priorities iti – access to

state funds is a bonus

• Engage in an open process that fosters public

involvement and good communications through

consensus based governance, resulting in broad

local and regional support for important projects

and initiatives

Request Support of MOU

The decision before you-

• Memorandum of Understanding

• Governance Principles

i • Financial agreement

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