The world has changed!! And the trends are obvious… Our climate is warming as evidenced by snowcap melting, receding glaciers, sea level rise, more evidence of extreme droughts and floods. Our population is growing and migrating to coasts and urban centers such as Las Vegas. This creates growing pressure for reliable water supplies. Existing water infrastructure is aging and sometimes breaking down or not performing as designed. We have postponed or neglected O&M. It shows and may be a public safety issue. Sedimentation is increasingly a problem in reservoirs, but we tend to ignore it. Discretionary funding is declining while entitlement programs are growing -- making less Federal funding available for water resources investments while the O&M backlog of authorized projects just grows Erosion is stealing our coastlines. Development has led to loss of wetlands with dangerous consequences. Water conflicts between states are proving intractable, as witness the inability of the Administration to find a resolution to the water wars between Georgia, Florida, ad Alabama. The future will not be like the past. The future is upon us.
Campaign Plan Goal 2 focus our talents in delivering enduring, sustainable and integrated solutions to our Nation through collaboration with stakeholders and playing a leading or supportive roles to meet today’s and tomorrows challenges. The challenges are complex and being able to face them requires a unified voice, join efforts and a talented and competent workforce. As you know, our success depends on how we well we play different roles and our ability to create a culture of cooperation with others. The federal role has evolve with time…
We have 4 aims for this meeting: Identify your needs. Elevate your needs. Build instrumental partnerships based on real results and tools that work. Leverage federal and other resources more effectively. Your presence here brings together the smarts and voice we need to begin with.
The Interagency Levee Task Force was started after the midwest flood event of 2008 as a way to help with the mitagation after the event. The group identified regional partners, facilitated cpmprehensive regional approach and created working relationships which furthered the goals fo the regions. The ILTF was chartered for one year. In August a new charter was initaited for a longer term Regional Flood Risk Management Team. There is a commitment to work for the long term solutions for flood risk management in the region.
The National committee on levee safety met last fall to come up with several recommendations. The committee sent it to OMB in May for consideration. OMB provided some informal positive feed back on the recommendations but they want additional work. The committee has met again in Septmeber to start refining some of the recommendations. Other speakers will follow who will be going into more details.
SUPPORT TO OTHER (NON-DEFENSE) GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: -- Number of Federal agencies supported: Over 70 -- Expenditures for FY06: $4.0 billion -- Biggest Customers: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA-DHS), $3.2 billion; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), $287 million Border & Transportation Security (BTS-DHS), $181 million Department of Energy, $46.6 million National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) $31.4 million
Flood Risk Management: A View to the Future US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Presentation to SAME 2009 California Water Conference Steven L. Stockton, P.E. Director of Civil Works U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 28 October 2009
More older people = more entitlement spending, less available for discretionary programs
Rigorous analysis needed to ensure projects and programs are prioritized to ensure greatest value for taxpayer funds
Changes in legislation and appropriations have major effect on how soon goals can be achieved. Uncertainty requires flexibility.
The World Has Changed . . . . . . So Has our Thinking Global Climate Change Energy Environmental Values Increasing Demand for Water Declining Biodiversity Demographic Shifts Aging Infrastructure Persistent Conflict Globalization Governance Legislative changes Disaster Preparedness and Response Continuing Pressure on Federal Budget, Partners, and / Stakeholders $ Plan / fund / monitor for full project life cycle Plan and build Life Cycle Leverage resources Save Federal $ Money Think creatively, consider risks, think systems Follow SOPs as recipes Style Share knowledge Knowledge is power Knowledge Seek horizontal integration Stay in your functional lane Work More balanced NED, RED, EQ, OSE benefits NED benefits 1st Criteria Comprehensive Plans Projects “ Success “ To From Focus
Delivering Enduring, Essential Water Resources Solutions Our Goals:
Safe, Resilient Communities & Infrastructure
Sustaining a Competent Team Effective, Reliable, Adaptive Life-Cycle Project Performance Sustainable Water Resources, Marine Transportation Systems & Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems
Back to the Future Multiple Purpose Reservoir Hydropower Recreation Wastewater Treatment Agricultural Water Supply Navigation Re-Regulating Reservoir Municipal Water Supply Flood Risk Management Conservation
"Finally, I urge the Congress to develop more satisfactory procedures for considering and authorizing basin-wide development programs. We area long way still, both in the Executive and Legislative Branches, from the kind of comprehensive planning and action that is required if we are to conserve, develop and use our natural resources so that they will be increasingly useful as the years go by. We need to make sure that each legislative authorization and each administrative action, takes us toward -- and not away from -- this goal.“ Harry S. Truman, 1950
advances in communication, information access, remote sensing, GIS’s & nanotechnology
Coastal & River Information System
National Committee on Levee Safety Milestones Nov 07 Nov 08 Nov 09 May 08 May 09 NCLS OMB Review WRDA Title IX Levee Safety Act Passed Title IX Technical Correction NLSP Rpt Completed NCLS OMB Review NLSP Hearing NCLS NCLS Reconvenes
Civil Works Program Overview Non-Federal Cost Sharing Operation & Maintenance Construction Support for Others ( Reimbursable ) Expenses FUSRAP Flood Control Miss. R. & Tribs. Investigations Flood & Coastal Emergencies & Regulatory ARRA Funds