2013 IRWM Conference

Sponsored by:
California Department of Water Resources and
Water Education Foundation

Integrated Regional Water Management is a collaborative effort to manage all aspects of water resources in a region. This event brought representatives from water and flood management agencies, city and county governments, environmental protection, business, technology, and academia together for an in-depth conversation about advancing IRWM in California.

Conference attendees participated in interactive sessions to share their experiences about transforming California's water management culture to advance water supply reliability, flood management and ecosystem objectives on a regional, watershed scale.

The event included discussions of:

  • integrated water management values
  • getting the right people to the table
  • tools, plans, and actions that lead to results
  • stable and sufficient sources of funding

Click here to view the agenda.

The IRWM Conference was co-sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and Water Education Foundation, in partnership with the California Water Commission

In April and May, DWR will offer five full-day workshops on the Strategic Plan for the Future of Integrated Regional Water Management in California throughout the state. Registration is free. To learn more, please visit http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/stratplan/workshops.cfm


Gary Bardini, Deputy Director, Integrated Water Management, California Department of Water Resources:
California Water Policy Trends

Erin Chappell, Staff Environmental Scientist, California Department of Water Resources and Esther Conrad, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, UC Berkeley:
Climate Change and IRWM Planning - Tools and Resources

Karen Christensen, Executive Director, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and Jim Robins, Sole Proprietor, Alnus Ecological, and Liaison to the Resource Conservation District:
Moving the Boundaries: Watershed Partnerships - Watsonville Sloughs/Lower Pajaro - A Success Story in the Making

Diana Craig, Deputy Director, Ecosystem Management Staff, Pacific Southwest Region, USDA Forest Service:
California LLC Strategic Plan

Tracey Ferguson, Project Manager, Integrated Water Resources, Atkins:
Flood Risk Management and Local Land Use Planning

Michael Floyd, Project Manager, Strategic Plan for the Future of IRWM in California, California Department of Water Resources:
Strategic Plan for the Future of IRWM in California

Liz Mansfield, Coordinator, Sierra Water Workgroup:
Coordinating Across the Region - Sierra Water Workgroup

Josue Medellin-Azuara, Research Scientist, California Department of Water Resources:
Building Models from the Data Up: From Calvin to Hobbes

Tanya Meeth, Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources:
Disadvantaged Community Mapping Tool

Lew Moeller, Supervising Engineer, Strategic Water Planning Branch, California Department of Water Resources:
California Water Plan Update 2013

Rosalyn Prickett, Water Resources Planner, RMC Water and Environment:
San Diego IRWM Region

Patti Reyes, Planning and Special Programs Manager, Coachella Valley Water District:
Coachella Valley Water Management Region

Lynn Rodriguez, Project Manager, Watershed Coalition of Ventura County:
Land Use and Water Management Planning: Coordination in Ventura County

Mark Seedall, Principal Planner, Contra Costa Water District:
DWR IRWM Plans with a Land Use Focus

Rob Swartz, Principal Project Manager, Regional Water Authority:
Integrated Regional Water Management Plan: Engaging Stakeholders

Susan Tatayon, Associate Director, California Water Program, The Nature Conservancy:
Update 2013: Framing the Finance Discussion

Richard Thomasser, Watershed and Flood Control Operations Manager, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District:
IRWM Best Practices: Napa County California

Terri Wegener, Program Manager, Statewide Flood Management Planning Program, California Department of Water Resources:
California's Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State's Flood Risk