Integrated Watershed Management Planning and Research

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Status of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan and Proposition 50 Grant Application process

The San Diego County Water Authority, the County of San Diego, and the City of San Diego, are jointly hosting a Public Workshop to provide interested parties with an update on the status of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan and Proposition 50 Grant Application process.

Workshop Information:

Date & Time: August 14, 2007, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: San Diego County Water Authority

4677 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123

Agenda Topics: IRWM planning background; update on IRWM Plan Status; Propositions 50, 84; Public comments, questions, and answers.

Background:

Working together for the first time are the many diverse stakeholders in the area of water management - water and wastewater agencies, storm water permit holders, land use agencies, river conservancies, environmental and watershed advocacy groups, and the public. The IRWM Plan reflects a comprehensive approach to water resources planning that integrates ongoing local planning efforts and perspectives in order to maximize water management benefits and resolve any existing or potential conflicts. The IRWM Plan identifies programs and projects that best achieve the Region’s goals to optimize water supply reliability, and protect and enhance water quality - while providing stewardship of our natural resources.

The 2007 IRWM Plan will be utilized to apply for project implementation grants available through Propositions 50, 84, 1E, and other anticipated funding opportunities.

Status of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan and Proposition 50 Grant Application process

The San Diego County Water Authority, the County of San Diego, and the City of San Diego, are jointly hosting a Public Workshop to provide interested parties with an update on the status of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan and Proposition 50 Grant Application process.

Workshop Information:

Date & Time: August 14, 2007, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: San Diego County Water Authority

4677 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123

Agenda Topics: IRWM planning background; update on IRWM Plan Status; Propositions 50, 84; Public comments, questions, and answers.

Background:

Working together for the first time are the many diverse stakeholders in the area of water management - water and wastewater agencies, storm water permit holders, land use agencies, river conservancies, environmental and watershed advocacy groups, and the public. The IRWM Plan reflects a comprehensive approach to water resources planning that integrates ongoing local planning efforts and perspectives in order to maximize water management benefits and resolve any existing or potential conflicts. The IRWM Plan identifies programs and projects that best achieve the Region’s goals to optimize water supply reliability, and protect and enhance water quality - while providing stewardship of our natural resources.

The 2007 IRWM Plan will be utilized to apply for project implementation grants available through Propositions 50, 84, 1E, and other anticipated funding opportunities.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Digital Waterheds and Sustainability

Addressing complexity through synergy
NCSA Chief Science Officer Bob Wilhelmson discusses the critical synergy of scientists working together and in collaboration with computer scientists, application and algorithm researchers, software developers, service providers, educators, and students.
http://access.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Stories/Synergy/

Feb. 22
Implementing the WATERS Vision: Creating a Digital Watershed for Integrated Management in the Chicago Metropolitan Area
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Conferences/IWMC2/

Institute for Sustainability of Intensively Managed Landscapes
This page uses wiki technology
http://sci.lis.uiuc.edu/ISIML/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

* Water, Water, Everywhere
Understanding and addressing the many issues connected to water is complex, but NCSA is developing a cyberenvironment to make tackling the problems easier for the nation's researchers.
http://access.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Stories/cleaner/

* NCSA: Creating cyberenvironments
With our partners, NCSA creates secure, easy-to-use interfaces to instruments, data, computing systems, networks, applications, analysis and visualization tools, and services. Whether they're atmospheric scientists or astronomers or environmental engineers, people use these cyberenvironments to get a systemic view of their entire discipline, to manage complex projects, and to automate and combine processes. Here, we show you some of the key parts of the cyberenvironment landscape.
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SC06/interactive/

* The Age of Networks
Programmed by Nosh Contractor, leader of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group at NCSA, this lecture series examines the workings of networks across the sciences, arts, and humanities. More information on upcoming speakers, as well as archived video and other materials from past talk, is avaialble online.
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Conferences/Networks/

* Upcoming events at NCSA:

December 18-19: Spatial Thinking in the Social Sciences and Humanities
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Conferences/SpatialThinking/

Monday, June 12, 2006

Regionalizing Integrated Watershed Management

The UCSD Urban Studies and Planning Program, in collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Centers SALT lab (Sustainable Archives and Library Technologies), presented at the Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, San Diego, CA (May 21-24, 2006). The presentation included a poster describing an initiative called Regionalizing Integrated Watershed Management. The aim is to build cyberinfrastructure linking environmental health science and biomolecular techonologies to environmental monitoring and risk assessment at the scale of city-regions (in global context). Click here for a jpeg of the poster.

This work ties in with GPEIG efforts to advance cyberinfrastructure for progressive regionalism.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Environmental Justice Pilot Project


MEETING OF THE REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus
720 Heber Avenue, Calexico, California
Wednesday December 14, 2005
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The State Water Resources Control Board in conjunction with the Calexico New River Committee will be hosting a meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee on the New River Environmental Justice Pilot Project. This is the fourth of a series of public meetings that will be scheduled to discuss the Pilot Project. The goal of the Pilot Project is to develop and implement a children's environmental risk reduction plan using recommendations provided by the Regional Advisory Committee. For more information about the Pilot Project, please visit the Cal/EPA website at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EnvJustice/

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

WET project part of RWBC display at ESRI Conference

The Regional Workbench Consortium (RWBC), an initiative of UCSD's SBRP Community Outreach Core and Research Translation Core will be on display in the San Diego Convention Center at the ESRI International Users Conference (July 25-29). The ESRI exhibit is one of the world's premier showcases of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It is well worth exploring. A Map gallery opens to the public on Monday evening. The conference web site is at:
http://www.esri.com/events/uc/index.html