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 Treasure Valley 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.
On March 26, 2010, IWRB established the Treasure Valley 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 Treasure Valley region, and they were charged with collaboratively developing acceptable aquifer management proposals for public review and IWRB decision making.
|Megan Leatherman||Ada County|
|Lynn McKee||Ada County SWCD – Vice Chair|
|Ellen Berggren||Army Corps of Engineers|
|Brent Adamson||Boise County – Assessor|
|Jamie Anderson||Boise County – Commissioner|
|Paul Deveau||Boise Project Board of Control|
|Rex Barrie||Boise River Watermaster WD #63|
|Matt Howard||Bureau of Reclamation|
|Gary Duspiva||Canyon County – P&Z Commission|
|Paul Woods||City of Boise – Public Works Department|
|Gary Shoemaker||City of Caldwell – Water Department|
|Mike Echeita||City of Eagle – Public Works Director|
|Doug Amick||City of Greenleaf – Public Works Director|
|Warren Stewart||City of Meridian – Public Works Department – Engineer Manager|
|Bob Schmillen||City of Middleton – Public Works Director|
|Michael Fuss||City of Nampa – Public Works Director|
|Craig Telford||City of Parma – Mayor|
|Allen Funkhouser||Drainage District # 2|
|Greg Nelson||Farm Bureau member, former City of Kuna Mayor|
|Stephen Goodson||Governor’s Office|
|Dave Dixon||Greenleaf Farms Inc. – Owner|
|Jayson Ronk||Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry – Vice President|
|Barry Burnell||Idaho Department of Environmental Quality|
|Rick Ward||Idaho Department of Fish and Game|
|Brian Patton||Idaho Department of Water Resources|
|Jon Bowling||Idaho Power Company|
|Kevin Decker||Idaho Wildlife Federation – Treasurer|
|Russ Dane||Keller Williams Realty|
|Michelle Atkinson||Micron Technology, Inc.|
|Clinton Pline||Nampa/Meridian Irrigation District – Board|
|Ron Abramovich||Natural Resource Conservation Service|
|John Thornton||North Ada County Groundwater Users; North Ada County Foothills Association; Member of North Ada County Technical Working Group|
|Mark Zirschky||Pioneer Irrigation District|
|Lon Stewart||Sierra Club|
|John Prigge||Sorrento Lactalis – Wastewater Treatment Manager|
|Bill Larson||Treasure Valley Partnership|
|Chris Jones||Trout Unlimited – Vice President, Ted Trueblood Chapter|
|Kath Peter||Unaffiliated, former Director of USGS Idaho Water Science Program|
|Scott Rhead||United Water – Director Engineer|
|Janice Yerton||Water System Operator – Kuna|
|Gayle Batt||Wilder Irrigation District|
|Vern Case||Wilder Irrigation District|