Collaboration of jurisdictions and partners
The successful implementation of an integrated water management system will rely on the productive collaboration between current water managers and potential partners.
Integrated water management will expand the cast of water actors, though not so much by adding to their responsibilities as by more purposefully meshing their traditional missions and programs to achieve greater benefits and efficiencies. In addition to the suite of current water managers, new entities whose work touches water management will be drawn to the table. These are the potential partners. Some of these new players will be active water managers in the mould of the current generation while others will be more engaged in crafting or implementing policies that better manage the area’s water risks or, perhaps most importantly, that develop and emphasize the area’s strategic water advantages.