Presentation on theme: "2014 Drought Outreach Workgroup. On March 20 th the Implementing Committee created the 2014 Drought Outreach Workgroup due to the impending drought and."— Presentation transcript:
On March 20 th the Implementing Committee created the 2014 Drought Outreach Workgroup due to the impending drought and need to consider and evaluate potential outreach strategies that could be utilized by the Implementing Committee members to communicate positive regional messages.
The purpose of the DOW is to consider and evaluate potential outreach strategies that could be utilized by Implementing Committee members in a coordinated manner to collaboratively raise awareness and understanding, by providing the public with information and updates about current drought conditions, HCP conservation measures and springflow protection measure implementation.
These outreach strategies recommended, must have a specific date, flow level, index well level, river condition, or other defined trigger for implementation or distribution
Each Implementing Committee member has appointed a representative At any point the DOW members can request additional information to be presented EAHCP PM will facilitate these meetings and give regular updates back to the IC
City of New Braunfels Steve Ramsey Alternate: Zac Martin City of San Marcos Jan Klein Alternate: TBD Edwards Aquifer Authority Elizabeth Smith Alternate: Terri Herbold Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority LaMarriol Smith Alternate: Todd Vottler Texas State University Shane Townsend Alternate: Emily Warren San Antonio Water System William Peche Alternate: TBD
All recommendations are to be presented to the Implementing Committee on June 19 th
Retention of Services by John Boggess: 1.Communicate with workgroup members between meetings 2.Draft media outreach pieces 3.Recommend preferred media types 4.Provide marketing expertise as needed
Drought Outreach Progress Currently the workgroup has provided two press releases to be approved for distribution by the Implementing Committee on May 29 th : 1.General Positive Messaging of the EAHCP 2.Provision M Additionally a Draft-Press Release Packet has been distributed and is currently being reviewed for approval.