In 2009 the City of Salem and the North Santiam Watershed Council asked Oregon Consensus to conduct a neutral assessment of the potential for collaboration relating to water management in the North Santiam Basin. The assessment consisted of interviews with parties representing a range of perspectives on issues and concerns related to water management. The following topics were discussed:
- Balancing Conflicting Uses
- Protecting Habitat and Water Quality
- Data Management & Distribution
- Communication and Coordination
- Emergency Planning (infrastructure failure, flooding, spills)
- Collaborative Process
The Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 6, 2021 via Zoom.
Post Meeting Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFFPF8B
Meeting Recording: https://vimeo.com/547694292/58bd2a570f
Agenda: North Summit 11 Agenda 5-6-21
Meeting Presentations: 11th Annual North Santiam Summit Presentations 5-6-21: https://northsantiam.org/wp-content/uploads/11th-Annual-North-Santiam-Summit-Presentations-5-6-21.pdf
The Tenth Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held April 30, 2020 via Zoom.
The Ninth Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 15, 2019
The Eighth Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 16, 2018.
The Seventh Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held April 17, 2017
The Six Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 12, 2016.
The Fifth Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 7, 2015.
The third summit focused on capabilities of ESRI system, visioning for years 1-5 for primary emergencies and 4 stages of emergencies, what vision will be, and how to achieve the vision and goals. There was strong interest in exploring a web-based emergency response system similar to the EWEB model.
Two separate work group meetings preceded the Summit. The research and monitoring group focused on mapping of monitoring, where and how, etc. The emergency planning group focused on stages of planning, recovering and mitigation was not addressed. The jurisdictional response from this summit focused on different types of mapping-IRIS, hazard mapping, EPA geographic response, EWEB, etc.
The first summit focused on emergencies, different kinds, types, threshold, data management, and public engagement/involvement. The attendees of the Summit split into two groups; the research & monitoring group and the emergency planning group.
Both groups identified a linking theme in the Summit; the need for a GIS data management/ mapping system for emergency response.