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1 Presentation to Contra Costa County Climate Leaders October 3, 2013

2 Value of BAIRWMP Provides framework to track accomplishments, develop lists of prioritized projects, and periodically update the Plan Provides valuable venue for regional collaboration across agencies Improved responsiveness to regional needs and priorities Helps integrate water resources management activities effectively Serves as platform to secure state and federal funding

3 BAIRWMP Update Original BAIRWMP (2006) received two planning grants from DWR 2006 Plan adopted by >27 water agencies and local governments around the Bay Plan Update required under Prop 84 DWR guidelines Update process began November 2012

4 Key Updates 2006 BAIRWMP2013 BAIRWMP 15 Chapters, 4 Appendices16 Chapters – CLIMATE CHANGE Major emphasis on “Functional Areas”Emphases on Functional Areas & Subregions Project List in Implementation Chapter = 101 Projects Includes 315 projects, some of them Prop 1E SW/Flood Limitations: No Needs Assessment; No agreement to look for funding for top projects outside of IRWMP

5 Revised Goals 2006 BAIRWMP2013 BAIRWMP Promote Sustainability Improve Supply ReliabilityImprove Supply Reliability & Quality Protect/Improve Hydrologic FunctionProtect/Improve Watershed Function & Bay Water Quality Protect/Improve Water Quality Protect Public Safety (Flood)Improve Regional Flood Management Create, Protect, Enhance HabitatsCreate, Protect, Enhance, Maintain Env. Resources and Habitats

6 Objectives Includes new objectives for climate change and integration (based upon DWR guidelines). Also developed suggested measures to monitor. These were all used to rank projects for the plan.

7 Projects in 2013 BAIRWMP Active list – 315 projects, totaling > $4 billion Master list – all projects submitted and included in BAIRMWP ~ 690 projects Scoring criteria Addresses multiple goals Integrates multiple resource management strategies Strategic considerations for IRWMP implementation Technical feasibility Project costs and feasibility Economic feasibility Climate change adaptation Reducing GHG emissions Environmental justice considerations Project status Benefits to DACs/Reduced dependence on Delta (Y/N)

8 2013 BAIRWMP Chapters Chapter 1: Governance Chapter 2: Region Description Chapter 3: Objectives Chapter 4: Resource Management Strategies Chapter 5: Integration of Supporting Activities Chapter 6: Project Review Chapter 7: Impacts & benefits Chapter 8: Performance & Monitoring Chapter 9: Data Management Chapter 10: Financing Chapter 11: Technical analysis Chapter 12: Relation to Water planning Chapter 13: Relation to land use planning Chapter 14: Stakeholder Engagement Chapter 15: Coordination Chapter 16: Climate change

9 Stakeholder Engagement Two public workshops Monthly CC meetings Review of draft BAIRWMP chapters PUT review Targeted stakeholder review Public review DAC identification and project submittal assistance Notifications to master stakeholder list (~ 2,000 contacts) Updates provided on BAIRWMP website

10 Plan Implementation CC will continue to meet on regular basis to: Review IRWM Plan with DWR to ensure standards are met Receive updates on regional efforts relevant to IRWM Plan implementation Oversee the evaluation and prioritization of projects for future grant rounds Communicate on behalf of the Coordinating Committee to others Oversee Website Development and Data Management

11 Implementation Grants Prop 50 Round 1 – $12.5 million to water agencies for conservation, water recycling, BACWA outreach on bay pollution Prop 84 Round 1 – $30 million to 30 recipients including water agencies, NGOs, local governments Prop 84 Round 2 – $20 million to 19 recipients including water agencies, NGOs, local governments Prop 84 Round 3 – DWR expected to release PSP guidelines in 2014; Bay Area allocation is anticipated to be $70 million (?).

12 How Success Will Be Measured CC will review multiple sources of information to assess: Projects funded by IRWM implementation grants are required to report progress at meeting objectives as a condition of receiving IRWM grant funding Regional information that may be assembled by the four Functional Areas Existing regional monitoring data gathering and analysis from other programs Periodic regional assessments, including the State of the Bay report card and associated analysis published by the S.F. Estuary Partnership Data or analysis from State, federal and local agencies.

13 Resource Commitment No financial commitment required to adopt IRWMP To help establish the Plan and implement tasks the four Functional Areas involved with the Plan contribute funding and resources Similar arrangements in future may be needed to add or evaluate new projects, prepare submittals to DWR, maintain the website and data management, and similar tasks Participation in Functional Areas is voluntary

14 Resource Commitment (cont.) Staff from participating entities contribute time and effort to assist with Plan implementation Proponents of projects interested in being added to the Plan are responsible for developing and implementing their projects, including monitoring If grant requests are not fulfilled, Proponents need to decide whether to go forward Whether any assistance is available to help develop and implement DAC projects will be investigated and discussed, but is not a guaranteed outcome of the Plan

15 Questions ?

16 Thank you! For more information, contact Paul Gilbert-Snyder Email: Phone: 510-287-0432 BAIRWMP website: DWR website: irwm

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