Under-served Communities

IRWM Summit: Watershed Health and People Experiencing Homelessness - Spotlight on the Central Coast and Ventura Counties, Statewide Impact       

Several Central Valley partners sponsored a webinar on this important issue on May 5, 2021. Senator John Laird was the keynote speaker. Four panels explored various topics on perspectives and impacts of homelessness on water quality and watershed health. 

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Summit Recording

PowerPoint Presentations

Statewide Virtual Summit: Ensuring Equitable Engagement in Regional Water Planning

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA), in coordination with the Local Government Commission (LGC) and DWR, hosted the 2020 Disadvantaged Communities and Tribal Involvement (DACTI) Lessons Learned Summit from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on October 8th, 13th and 14th. This virtual Summit is intended for IRWM practitioners, Community members, Tribal representatives, and State agencies. Click for Summit Recordings.

Pre-Summit Orientation

For those not as familiar with Integrated Regional Water Management, the IRWM Roundtable of Regions hosted a “Pre-Summit Orientation” on Thursday, September 10th from 10 – 11:30 a.m. with a Tribal Session that followed from 11:30 – 12:15. The purpose of the orientation is to help participants understand what IRWM is – and isn’t – and the benefits of participating in their regional IRWM.

In addition to an overview of IRWM, three regional IRWM members shared their perspective on the benefits, successes and challenges of participating in their region’s IRWM. Click here for Pre-Summit Orientation Recording.