Stakeholder groups are agencies and organizations that engage in governance and decision-making and/or have an investment in Imperial water forum decisions and actions. Water forum membership, which is made of up stakeholder-group designated representatives (or alternates), is to be as inclusive as possible to ensure broad representation and accommodate a diversity of perspectives.

Major stakeholder representative functions:

  • Provide primary input in the water forum development of Imperial IRWMP
    • Identify goals, objectives and scope
    • Identify and prioritize projects, programs and policies
    • Create workgroups to address specific issues
  • Endorse/adopt the Imperial IRWMP
  • Stakeholders provide primary input into the development of the Imperial IRWMP through the water forum
  • The water forum is open to all stakeholders groups

 Participation in the Water Forum

  • Stakeholder group representative/alternate:
    • Represents the group’s interest
    • Commits fully to participate in the water forum
    • Commits fully to participate in workgroups (if appropriate)
  • Interested parties provide input during public comment period and consist of:
    • Imperial region residents
    • Consultants
    • Media representatives
    • State and federal agencies
  • Water Forum meetings are open to the public