EL CENTRO – The Imperial Valley Water Resources Collaborative Network will be conducting two public workshops hosted by the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation to discuss the regionâ€™s future community needs related to drinking water service, sewage treatment and storm-water runoff management.Â
The purpose of the workshops are to provide interested community members an opportunity to learn about, and voice their opinions on, regional planning and investment decision-making related to water-related public service infrastructure development and redevelopment.Â The workshop will be held on February 19th and 20th and conducted in English and Spanish.
The workshops will begin with a presentation regarding the Imperial Valley Water Resources Collaborative Networkâ€™s mission, ongoing regional efforts to identify community water-related public service infrastructure needs, the Stateâ€™s integrated regional water management program, and opportunities for the region to obtain grant funds available from the State of California to pay for water-related public service infrastructure planning and development.
Subsequent to this presentation, workshop attendees will be invited to participate in open conversation regarding community member concerns related to the Imperial Valleyâ€™s water-related public service infrastructure problems and deficiencies.Â The conversation will be facilitated by the Sacramento State University Center for Collaborative Policy.
The workshop will be held first on February 19th, at 5:30 P.M. in Holtville at its City Council Chambers; and again on February 20th, at 9:30 A.M in Brawley at its City Council Chambers.Â For more information on the Imperial Valley Water Resources Collaborative Network and the workshops, please visit www.IV-water.comÂ or call the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation at 760.353.8332.