The Lessons Learned Summit, sponsored by the Mountain Counties Funding Area, and in partnership with the Department of Water Resources and the Roundtable of Regions will take place at Kings Beach, CA. This one and a half day event is an occasion for all 12 Funding Areas state-wide to share lessons learned from their DACI Program, coordinate strategies and approaches, discuss accomplishments, and address issues specific to disadvantaged and Tribal communities.
On November 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act. Proposition 1 authorized $510 million in Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) funding to 12 hydrologic region-based Funding Areas. Prior to allocating the implementation funds, each Funding Area is required to implement a Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program (DACI). A program designed to ensure the involvement of Disadvantaged Communities and Native American Tribes in IRWM planning efforts and to address the growing needs of these communities.
The Mountain Counties Funding Area is paying for the logistics of this event with DACI program funds, however a registration fee will be required to address meals not covered under the grant. Scholarships may be available. You can find more information about the event at Lessons Learned Summit, and register here.
Goals of the Summit:
- Share DACI program strategies, approaches and experiences
- Showcase testimonials and success stories
- Demonstrate the importance of comprehensive and collaborative approaches (“Stakeholder Perspectives Recommendations for Sustaining and Strengthening IRWM”)
Who should attend: DACI grant administrators and staff, state, federal and local water agencies, nonprofits and community organizations interested in addressing IRWM integration and the water issues of Disadvantaged and Tribal Communities.
Cost of attendance: Covers only meals. Lodging is not included, but click here for a few options.
Agenda: Click here to view the agenda of speakers and panels.
To find out more about the Lessons Learned Summit event, and if you’re interested in Sponsoring the Summit or the Reception, please contact Liz Mansfield by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 916-273-0488 or Lauren Miller at the Sierra Institute email@example.com
We hope you can join us for this event and we look forward to seeing you!