PANEL 2: RIVER-BASIN SCALE GOVERNANCE AND POLICY
What are some examples where water management has been well integrated across governance scales and organizational units? How was trust established?
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?
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 S1W, and how will it be maintained?
The panel’s primary objectives were:
To discuss how to promote collaboration and cooperation among stakeholders for effective governance
To discuss the role of leadership among stakeholders and building trust through awareness and transparency.
Participants heard examples of 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 discussed 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.
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Oregon State University
Steven C. Williamson
Village of Key Biscayne
Broward County Water & Wastewater Services
MODERATOR AND REPORTER
Irela Bague (Moderator)
Miami-Dade County Chief Bay Officer