Regional collaboration can promote a more efficient, comprehensive, and
effective approach to water resource management while being responsive
within a regional context to the needs of individual communities and
jurisdictions. In addition, as State funding is becoming more oriented
toward regional planning, it is in the Upper Santa Clara Region's best
interests to develop an IRWMP to successfully compete for future funding
opportunities. The Upper Santa Clara Region IRWMP will serve as the
blueprint to facilitate this type of regional cooperation.
Today, local agencies, organizations, cities, and county government are
working together to develop an IRWMP for the Region that is inclusive and
provides opportunities for cost effective solutions to address the water
resource needs of the Region.
The Region's IRWMP is being developed under the following framework:
A Regional Water Management Group will provide overall guidance to the
steering committees and the region-wide planning effort.
Each group or agency in the Upper Santa Clara region may send a stake
holder representative to the meetings.
Members of the public are welcome to observe and comment during the
public comment period at the end of each meeting.