IRWMP Projects – New deadline, Sept. 7th

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on August 21, 2012

As you may know, the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan is currently being updated.  As part of this process, the Plan will include proposed projects for water resources management in the Bay Area.  These proposed projects are due September 7 and can either be new projects, or can be updated versions of projects already in the Plan.  In either case, information about the projects must be included in the online database housed at the Bay Area IRWMP website.
A complete new or updated project description is required to be eligible for inclusion in the 2013 Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan and to be eligible for future grant funding. 
New Projects
If you are proposing a new project, please visit the Bay Area IRWMP website at and click on the link in the left column entitled “Submitting a Project” and follow the instructions. You may click the blue “Submit a project” button at the bottom of that page.
Updating Existing Projects
If your project has already been submitted and included in the Plan, you will need to confirm that you want to continue to include it in the Plan.  Please visit the IRWMP website at and click on the link in the left column entitled “Submitting a Project,” and then click on the link “Click here for instructions on how to update existing projects.”  If you do not update the project information, the project will be put in an inactive file and not included in the Active Project List.
Reviewing and Scoring Projects
All projects submitted or updated by the deadline of September 7 will be reviewed in accordance with a Project Review Process and scoring methodology authorized by the Coordinating Committee. The original deadline was set for September 1. Drafts of these materials are now available on the IRWMP website, “Submitting a Project” page.
DRAFT Project Review Process: Proj review process
DRAFT Review Process Schedule: Proj Rev Process Schedule
DRAFT Project Scoring and Ranking Methodology: Scoring & Ranking Method/
Please note that the deadline for submitting a new project or updating an existing project has been extended to September 7, 2012.  This date has been selected to allow adequate time to review, score and prioritize projects included in the Plan, and to consider projects for further analysis and inclusion in a proposal for implementation grant funding.
Website Bulletin Board
In order to provide an opportunity for further collaboration, the Bay Area IRWMP website now includes a bulletin board for project proponents:
Please note that you will need to register with the Bay Area IRWMP website in order to edit project information. If you need assistance or have questions, you may seek technical support by contacting