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As part of ongoing inter-agency efforts to implement a Water Use Efficiency (WUE) Program in California, in 2007, the US Bureau of Reclamation asked CONCUR, Inc. to conduct an assessment of the technical assistance provided in support of local WUE programs. CONCUR gathered information from two main sources: a set of approximately 40 confidential stakeholder [...]
CONCUR was part of a multi-faceted team headed by Davids Engineering of Davis, California hired by the Imperial Irrigation District to develop a plan for conserving more than 300,000 acre-feet of water for transfer to San Diego and elsewhere. In its role in the project, referred to as the Definite Plan, CONCUR was responsible for [...]
From 1998-2005, CONCUR organized, structured and facilitated several high-profile and technically complex independent review processes intended to help resolve several aspects of California’s long-standing water wars. These independent review panels – undertaken as part of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, a state-federal initiative intended to resolve the state’s intertwined water supply reliability, water quality, levee system [...]
CONCUR mediated a four-month-long, fast-track negotiation among urban water agencies, environmental groups and state and federal agencies that resulted in the unanimous adoption of a detailed framework for certifying statewide urban water conservation programs. The 2002 dialogue, which brought together nearly two dozen parties, focused on (1) defining a process to determine whether urban [...]
CONCUR contributed to a research initiative launched by the National Center for Atmospheric Research at USEPA Headquarters, the Tellus Institute, and other cooperators to examine effects of global climate change on ecosystem goods and services provided by the San Francisco Bay Delta watershed. These goods and services are “processes and attributes of ecosystems that help [...]
Between 1998 and 2001, CONCUR successfully mediated a dialogue among agricultural, environmental and agency interests working to structure a program that elicits and assures efficient agricultural water management practices. The effort, known as the Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Steering Committee and part of the federal-state initiative known as the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, helped resolve longstanding [...]
CONCUR worked with the CALFED Bay-Delta Program on two separate occasions to foster the broadly supported development and implementation of the Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP), one of the largest environmental planning initiatives ever undertaken in North America.
In 1997, CONCUR helped design and facilitate the Independent Review Panel on Ecosystem Restoration, which critically reviewed the draft [...]
In 1993, CONCUR facilitated the unanimous agreement of a 27- member Emergency Storage Working Committee to advise the County Water Authority in planning expanded dams and pumping facilities to ensure adequate water supplies in the event of a severe earthquake or prolonged drought. At full construction, the project is estimated to cost $500- $700 [...]