Archives by Tag 'flood control'
CONCUR Senior Associate Bennett Brooks teamed with Consensus Building Institute Senior Associate Ona Ferguson to co-facilitate the Summit to Build Urban Coastal Resilience in New York, a day-long dialogue focused on identifying opportunities for increasing coastal resilience in New York State’s urban areas. The meeting, held October 5, 2011, at the New York Academy [...]
The Guadalupe River Flood Control Project has a prior history of collaboration, which culminated in its redesign from a trapezoidal channel bypass tunnel and successful construction of the project, along with a suite of early implementation items to mitigate remaining impacts on the river corridor. Its 2001 Dispute Resolution Memorandum, facilitated by CONCUR, created an [...]
CONCUR has prepared a new fact sheet focused on our watershed planning experience and expertise (download PDF).
Watershed planning touches on a broad range of issues including local land use policies, stream protection concerns, restoration goals, flood control, and water quality. The planning framework can be transboundary and address implications for climate [...]
A New CONCUR White Paper - Some Observations from Our Mediated Cases: How Organizations and Relationships Can Transform to Implement New Environmental Policies
To document and learn from the variety of cases we facilitate and mediate, we at CONCUR regularly publish working papers, journal articles, and book chapters, as well as speak as conference presenters and guest lecturers.
CONCUR’s newest Working Paper collects personal reflections of Principals John Gamman and Scott McCreary, drawn from 20 years of mediating complex [...]
As part of the agreement mediated for the Guadalupe River Flood Control Project, parties formed an Adaptive Management Team, which commits to meet annually to review the results and effectiveness of mitigation measures implemented to date.
This year, on April 29th and 30th CONCUR Associate Rebecca Bryson facilitated the meeting. Parties included the SCVWD, the Guadalupe-Coyote [...]
CONCUR designed and completed a Stakeholder Assessment for U.S. EPA, examining the potential to use a facilitation/mediation process to resolve a long-running 30 year dispute over water and wildlife resources between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), Inyo County, local and national environmental groups, the State of California, and Native American tribes.
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 [...]
CONCUR facilitated the Guadalupe River Flood Control Project Collaborative, which produced a landmark agreement to resolve remaining mitigation issues for the lower Guadalupe River in downtown San Jose. The River, which has flooded twice in the past decade, is habitat for both chinook salmon and steelhead trout. The Collaborative included over a dozen members of [...]
CONCUR designed and facilitated a negotiated dialogue between 34 interest groups that comprise the Lower American River Task Force, charged with developing a flood control plan for this federally recognized Wild and Scenic river, needed to protect the residents and $6 billion of property in Sacramento, the State Capitol. This ground-breaking plan integrates flood control [...]
CONCUR facilitated a 45-member dialogue charged with devising a locally preferred alternative for flood control that integrates habitat restoration and recreation components. Participants ratified detailed proceedings addressing bank protection, levee stabilization, planning for alternate flow levels, hydraulic mitigation, and floodway management.