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Disadvantaged Community and Tribal Involvement (DACTI) Work Group

DACTI Work Group 2024 Meeting Schedule

Meets 4 times a year on 2nd Wednesday of February, May, August, November.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2024

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024

Purpose of DACTI Work Group:

  • Share experiences and best practices of meaningful Tribal and underserved community engagement. Also share how Tribes and underserved communities are integrated into the governance structure of individual Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) regions.  

  • Maintain underserved and Tribal involvement resources on the Roundtable website including contacts for federal, state, and local agencies.

  • Learn about (and share) funding opportunities for Tribes and underserved community involvement and projects.

  • Pursue strategies for compensating community member and Tribal involvement in IRWM regions.


Membership is open to all who participate in IRWM Regions including Coordinators, Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) members, key stakeholders, Tribal members, underserved community members, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and consultants working in IRWM Regions, and federal, state, and local partners.


DACTI Work Group Leadership:

  • Soua Lee, Kings Basin IRWM, Work Group Chair

  • Katie Burdick, Yuba IRWM, Lead for Stipend Research

  • Maddie Duda, Lotus Water, SF – Bay Area IRWM

  • Margarit Movsesian, Los Angeles County Public Works

  • Michael Prado, Sultana Community Services District

  • Sonia Sanchez, Self-Help Enterprises

  • Maria Lorenzo-Lee, Department of Water Resources (DWR) Liaison



DACTI Workgroup Google Drive: Developed in 2018 as a repository for resources developed by individual IRWM Regions. The intent is for any DACTI Workgroup member to upload any resources they are willing to share with the Workgroup.

DWR Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool

DWR Tribal Engagement page: provided an opportunity for government-to-government consultation, collaboration and coordination on California water policy.

Photo credit: The California Department of Water Resources
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