On 16 December 2009, we had the inaugural meeting of the Oregon Section
of the AWRA. At that meeting the 'dynamic duo', Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) Director Phil Ward and his counterpart at the Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), Dick Pedersen, gave an excellent tag-team presentation on Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS):
Earlier this evening we had about 35 people listen to the 'dyanamic duo deux', Brenda O. Bateman and Alyssa Mucken, update the IWRS:
Here's the draft IWRS Framework:
They made an excellent presentation, and emphasized that the IWRS is still in draft stage. If you'd like to make comments, join the email list, or see the suite of documents, visit the IWRS home.
Development of the IWRS is in excellent hands with these two. Brenda is a friend who is one of the sharpest knives in the drawer. I know her best for her tireless efforts as chair (since 2005) of AWRA's Policy Technical Committee, by far the most active among AWRA's committees. And Alyssa, whom I just met at the meeting, looks like she's cut from the same cloth.
"Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there." - John P. Kotter