Civil Works Transformation

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James Hannon, SES Director, Regional Business Southwestern Division

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Civil Works Transformation

  1. 1. Civil Works TransformationJames Hannon, SESDirector, Regional BusinessSouthwestern DivisionUS Army Corps of EngineersBUILDING STRONG®
  2. 2. Agenda Overview of SWD Programs ► Civil Works ► Military Current Initiatives/Future Opportunities Civil Works Transformation Summary Questions 2 BUILDING STRONG®
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  4. 4. Civil WorksMilitary ProgramsInternational &Interagency Service BUILDING STRONG®
  5. 5. Little Rock Districts MV Ted Cook positions the Crane Barge Mike Hendricks at Dam 2 during the Navigation (Inland) flood of 2011 2 major waterways (GIWW and MKARNS) Water Supply •8.4 million acre-feet of Hydroelectric Power water storage •18 power plants in 6 states •Water control contracts = produce 6.7 billion kw hours water for 39 million •87% of regional capacity, households third in the Corps Sardis Dam, Oklahoma Bull Shoals Powerhouse, Arkansa s RecreationFlood Damage Reduction •20 percent of the Corps total •74 flood damage recreation projects located reduction within the regional boundary lakes/reservoirs •83 million visitors at 90 operating •33.22M acre-feet projects located in five states of flood storage Moonshine Beach, •760 miles of local flood Table Rock Lake, Mo. protection projects •$85 B in cumulative flood damage prevention Dallas Floodway Navigation (Ports and Channels) •4 of the Nation’s “Top Ten” ports Regulatory (work in waters & wetlands) •32 channels (15 deep draft, 17 shallow draft) •Over 5000 permit decisions annually •More than 500 M tons of commerce annually •Protection of waters & wetlands Regulators examine soils on a Houston Ship Channel wetland delineation field visit. BUILDING STRONG®
  6. 6. •Engineering • Construction •Installation Support•Environmental management services for the Army & Air Force Fort Sill Air Defense Artillery School Little Rock AFB University Center Fort Bliss 1st Brigade Combat Team headquarters IMCOM Headquarters Future Fort Hood Hospital San Antonio BUILDING STRONG®
  7. 7. Charter for Regional CollaborationPrinciples: Integrating planning processes. Ensuring the best use of federal reservoirs, sustainability, and protection options. Identifying funding opportunities and authorities for water planning and the implementation of State water plans. Working together to improve communication and collaboration. 7 BUILDING STRONG®
  8. 8. TWDB / Corps Permit Streamlining Effort • Goals: educate water resource providers on permitting process and identify ways to reduce the time needed for review/approval of water resource development projects • Interagency workshops conducted to educate water resource providers and their consultants about permitting a water resource project • Developed a multi-agency permit process flow chart – currently in final stages of development • Next steps: finalize and post the flow chart on TWDB hosted web site, develop and execute interagency training workshops. 8 BUILDING STRONG®
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  10. 10. FRM Corporate Goal: In coordination with stakeholders, transitionexisting levees to Corps standards while maintaining PL84-99 eligibility andadhering to the Endangered Species Act and other Federal environmentallaws. Transitioning Levee Compliance Policy Policy Document Elements • Worst-first System-wide Incorporate into ER 500-1-1 • Interim Progress Milestones Improve Levee System and/or Improvement • Long-term Plan Framework Seek Other Solutions • Regional Solutioneering Teams Reduce Flood Risk •Set-back Levees ETL 1110-2- •Planting Berms 571 •National Solutioneering Team Standards •Can be part of SWIF Vegetation •Environmental Considerations Variance •Technical Review Process •Vegetation Management Plan (PGL) •Can be part of SWIF BUILDING STRONG®
  11. 11. Trends Influencing CW’s Future Flood Risk Aging Infrastructure Globalization International water security & USACE OCONUS missions Competition for Water Focus on SustainabilityDomestic Discretionary Funding USACE Organization Climate Change 11 BUILDING STRONG®
  12. 12. Planning Modernization Top Four Performance Priorities• Improve Planning Program delivery (investigations and CG) and instill Civil Works- wide accountability• Develop a sustainable national & regional Planning operational and organization model• Improve planner knowledge and experience (build the bench)• Modernize planning guidance and processes 13 BUILDING STRONG® BUILDING STRONG®
  13. 13. Thinking About the Budget Development Process A goal-oriented, priority, and performance based program approach to budgeting Incorporate integrated water resource management concepts into budget framework, as appropriate(watershed approach) Incorporate stakeholder and partner discussions into the priority decision making process Develop timeline for full implementation of new budget process that will evolve over multiple years BUILDING STRONG® 17
  14. 14. Civil Works Infrastructure Strategy Infrastructure Strategic Strategic Communication Investment Plan Roadmap (Listening-Based) Capital Vision Interagency Development Mission O&M Private Industry Goals Recapitalization Objectives Divestiture State & Local 19 BUILDING STRONG®
  15. 15. Summary We’re in a period of tight budgets. We must take a hard look at priorities and make sure we’re maximizing our available resources. We are continuing to look for opportunities to better align federal, state, local and public private partnership efforts. Through our CW transformation initiatives we believe that we can work together to optimize our CW water investments for the future. The future is ours to change together. 16 BUILDING STRONG®
  16. 16. Questions?For more information, please visit us on the internet at:www.swd.usace.army.milFollow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/swdusace 17 BUILDING STRONG®

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