Within the context of long-range planning, IWRB studied what might influence water supply and demand during the 50 year planning time horizon. Topics studied included climate change impacts, population changes, and social needs. The study results were incorporated into strategies for adapting to change and to scale.
IWRB hired Collaborative Processes® to provide professional facilitation services and to assist in the public participation process. General guidelines for the Rathdrum Prairie CAMP were:
- The process will be open and public.
- The plan will be comprehensive, but will have sideboards.
- The plan framework will include interim measures that might be implemented before a comprehensive plan is final.
- The plan will address aquifer management goals; the management level designed to adjust water demand, and legally and administratively define available water supply; and, funding mechanisms for implementation of management alternatives.
- The context for the plan framework includes legal constraints and precedents; technical and modeling tools; and, existing studies and plans.
In December 2009, IWRB established the Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer Advisory Committee and appointed industry representatives. The facilitators completed a situation assessment which identified issues and concerns by interviewing a broad group of interests. The committee had a unique opportunity to develop solutions that were consistent with the interests of water users and local interests in the Rathdrum Prairie region, and they were charged with collaboratively developing acceptable aquifer management proposals for public review and IWRB decision making.
|At Large||Andy Dunau|
|At Large||Jonathan Mueller|
|Business, Real Estate & Development||Bruce Cyr|
|Business, Real Estate & Development||Kermit Kiebert|
|Conservation||Kevin Lewis (resigned)|
|Local Government||Dale Peck|
|Local Government||Jim Markley|
|Local Government||Michael Neher|
|Local Government||Todd Tondee|
|Natural Resource Industries||Hal Keever|
|Natural Resource Industries||Mike Clary|
|Wastewater Treatment Facilities||Ken Windram|
|Wastewater Treatment Facilities||Paul Klatt|
|Water Providers||Alan Miller|
|Water Providers||Mike Galante|
|Water Providers||Ron Wilson|