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Watershed/River-basin Scale Governance, and Policy

 

Theme Description

Smart One Water approach necessitates multi-departmental and multi-agency integration opportunities to manage water in a more efficient, cost effective, and sustainable manner. The Plan should represent continued and improved commitment to proactively manage all its water resources and implement innovative solutions, driven by the societal needs for resilience, sustainability, equity, and social and environmental justice.

 

Our Panel Speakers

Irela Bague

CHIEF BAY OFFICER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Gemma Dunn

WATER MARKET LEADER WESTERN CANADA AT GHD

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Eric Summa

CHIEF OF PLANNING & POLICY AT THE SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISION (ATLANTA)
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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Steven Williamson

VILLAGE MANAGER, VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE

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Meghna Babbar-Sebens

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Jennifer Garigliano

CHIEF OF STAFF, BUREAU OF WATER SUPPLY NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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Kevin Carter

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR, BROWARD COUNTY WATER & WASTEWATER SERVICES

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Theme Outcomes

Participants will hear examples of w cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among multiple stakeholders – including municipalities and local water providers – that enabled Smart One Water Approaches at watershed scale. Participants in this panel will discuss how a collaborative approach can develop an integrated and collaborative framework for managing the water resources, watersheds/river-basins, and water facilities in an environmentally, economically, and socially beneficial manner, and how the hurdles they overcame to achieve this outcome.

 

Food for Thought!

Question # 1

What are some examples where water management has been well integrated across governance scales and organizational units? How was trust established?

Question # 2

How can a Smart One Water approach facilitate trade-off evaluations, coordination and governance of environmental, energy, food, water recycling, and other issues related to water provision & needs, including ecological needs?

Question # 3

How can the coordination and governance system be operationalized? How can it be sustained across time, who will manage it or lead the effort, and who will contribute? What is the value proposition of SOW, and how will be it maintained?