Innovations and Success Stories in Sustainable Water Management at the Federal, State, and Local Levels


Robert Wilkinson, Adjunct professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara and co-chair, Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (organizer)
Shirlee Zane, Supervisor, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
Grant Davis, Director, California Department of Water Resources
Robert “Robin” S. Webb, Director, Physical Sciences Division, NOAA Earth Sciences Research Laboratory (Boulder)
V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar, Distinguished professor, Colorado State University and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
Marty Ralph, Director, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), Scripps Institution of
Carl Morrison, President, Morrison & Associates, Inc. and executive director of the Bay Area Flood Protection Agencies Association
David Berry, Director, Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (organizer)


Since 2002, the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable (SWRR) has brought together participants from federal, state, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors to advance the knowledge and decision-making needed to sustain the nation’s water resources. SWRR is a subgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information, which advises federal agencies responsible for managing water resources. The workshop will bring together participating entities (federal agencies, state and local agencies, academia, NGOs, and business) to present and discuss innovations and successful programs in the area of water management. Some of these efforts include multiple benefits beyond water, including energy and emissions reductions, pollution prevention, and increased resilience of natural and built infrastructure. Time will be allocated for discussion of what worked and what did not, lessons learned, and opportunities for policy development which might facilitate improved water management.

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