Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update
Assistant Director, Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation
Ms. Newlin, a CSU, Chico alumnus, serves as chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan for the Northern Sacramento Valley. The state-wide IRWM planning process was established by the California State Legislature in 2002. As Ms. Newlin explains, the IRWM creation was spurred by the fact that “water does not recognize political boundaries.” The IRWM includes: a collaborative effort to manage all water resources within a region; the crossing of jurisdictional, watershed, and political boundaries; the involvement of multiple agencies, stakeholders, individuals, and groups; and the goal of producing mutually beneficial solutions. The Northern Sacramento Valley Plan covers Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, and Sutter counties. The governance board is made up of three appointments from each county chosen by their Boards of Supervisors.
Recorded: March 1, 2013