In May 2012, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) formed the Integrated Resource Planning Advisory Committee (IRPAC) to help guide future water resource planning for Southern Nevada.
The committee—whose members were appointed by SNWA's Board of Directors—represents a cross-section of community residents, businesses, chambers of commerce, and educational, environmental and financial sectors.
The IRPAC is expected to evaluate SNWA's resource development and management, facilities, funding, planning, conservation and water quality. Once evaluations are complete, the committee is expected to make formal recommendations to the SNWA Board.
Members will work with SNWA agencies, a neutral facilitator and the public to seek stakeholder and resident input. David Ebersold of CDM Smith (an environmental consulting firm specializing in integrated planning) serves as facilitator.
The SNWA has a history of public engagement and has previously sought input from citizens advisory committees to help shape policy and program directives. The committee's meetings are open to the public; agendas are posted three days in advance of meetings.
In October 2012, the Las Vegas Valley Water District and City of North Las Vegas appointed individuals to a financial subcommittee to meet with the IRPAC. The subcommittee will work alongside IRPAC throughout the funding education and evaluation process. The subcommittee members will make funding-related recommendations to their respective boards.
If you'd like to be notified of upcoming IRPAC meetings, please fill out the Integrated Resource Planning Advisory Committee Interest Form.
Southern Nevada gets nearly 90 percent of its water supply from the Colorado River. Play
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