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REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC)
The RAC was formed in December 2006 to assist in completion of San Diego's first IRWM Plan and prioritization of projects both within the Plan and for future funding application(s) as they arise. In 2012, the RAC was reorganized and formalized to reflect the important advisory role it plays in the San Diego IRWM Program. RAC members serve 2- to 4- year terms, and the composition of the RAC provides diverse representation from various functional areas related to water management - 5 retail water agencies, 6 water quality representatives, 5 natural resources and watersheds organizations, 2 disadvantaged or environmental justice representatives, and 7 seats for other agencies or entities with an interest in water resource management (includes flood, business, agriculture, Tribal, land use planning, and 2 at-large seats). There are an additional 8 seats for non-voting members. These seats include the Regional Water Quality Control Board, US Bureau of Reclamation, Military, US Forest Service, Indian Health Services, 2 seats for Tri-County FACC members, and the State Coastal Conservancy. The RWMG agencies are represented by only 3 voting seats.

The RAC has played a critical role in shaping and developing such key elements of the IRWM Plan as goals and objectives, long-term targets, the proposed institutional structure, and project prioritization. The RAC currently meets on a bi-monthly basis to provide guidance on upcoming IRWM planning and funding application activities. The RAC may be convened more frequently, as needed, for planning and funding proposals

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RAC Meeting Schedule

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RAC Meeting Materials


Meeting #57
June 3, 2015
Agenda and Summary
Presentations: San Diego IRWM Updates
Handouts: Project Selection Workgroup Recommendation Handout
Meeting #50
May 15, 2014
Agenda and Summary
Presentations: San Diego IRWM Updates
Handouts: Scoring Criteria and Information, Project Scores
Meeting # 45
October 2, 2013
Agenda and Summary
Presentations: San Diego IRWM Updates, Stormwater Regulations and Impacts on Industry
Meeting # 33
August 3, 2011
Agenda and Summary
Presentations: San Diego IRWM Updates, City's Climate MAP
Stormwater Panel: Martha Sutula, Jon Van Rhyn

Meeting # 32
June 1, 2011
Agenda and Summary
Presentations: San Diego IRWM Updates, Water Authority's 2010 UWMP
Public Goods Charge Panel: please see meeting summary Handouts: Statewide IRWM Survey, Funding Public-Purpose Water Activities

Meeting # 31
April 6, 2011
Agenda and Summary
Handouts: Proposition 50 Implementation Grant Overview
Meeting # 25
February 3, 2010
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: San Diego IRWM Updates

Meeting # 24
October 14, 2009
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: San Diego IRWM Updates
Climate Change Panel: Dan Cayan, John Andrew, Mark Rentz, Karen Franz
Handouts: Climate Change Panel Questions

Meeting # 22
June 17, 2009
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: San Diego IRWM Updates, Drought Allocation,
Stormwater Program: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Handouts: 2007 Project Application Form (pdf) or Word doc
Meeting # 21
April 15, 2009
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: San Diego IRWM Updates, SWRCB Recycled Water Policy
Handouts: Achieving IRWM Plan Targets
Meeting # 20
February 11, 2009
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: San Diego IRWM Updates, Water Supply for Ag Resources
Handouts: Region Acceptance
Meeting # 18
August 25, 2008
Agenda and Summary
Presentation:San Diego IRWM Updates,
Handouts:SD Planning Region Alternatives,
Watershed Panel Participants,
Local Watershed Management Plans
Meeting # 17
June 11, 2008
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: .
Meeting # 16
May 12, 2008
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: .
Meeting # 15
January 8, 2008
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: Workgroup Recommendations: Prop 50 Proposal Modifications
Meeting # 9
July 10, 2007
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: Public Outreach, RAC Workgroup and Step 1 Application
Project Selection Workgroup: Purpose, Structure and Ground Rules 
Project Selection Workgroup: Proposed Workgroup Meeting Topics 
Project Selection Workgroup: Project Selection Criteria and Suggested Guidelines 
Climate Forecast Dialogue: Workshop Announcement
Meeting # 7
May 16, 2007
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: Revised Prioritization Approach
Straw Man Approach to Plan Prioritization
Prioritization Process Flowchart
Meeting # 6
April 23, 2007
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: Plan Comments and Project Prioritization 
Meeting #3
January 10, 2007
Agenda and Summary
Presentation: Regional Priorities

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