Tracking System

PI-12 - In progress

PI-12 KEEP ELECTED OFFICIALS AND HEADS OF AGENCIES INFORMED AS TO PROGRESS ON THE RESTORATION OF THE ESTUARY, ITS CHALLENGES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Update 2017: In 2013, the SJBEP took place Puerto Rico’s first Community- Based Climate Change Summit. The Governor of the Island as well as the Mayor of San Juan and the directors of all environmental agencies of Puerto Rico attended. The Urban Waters Ambassador Partnership has enabled the integration of entities that had not yet been engaged such as the Small Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. It has also enabled more active engagement of other partners such as the US Forest Service, US Housing and Urban Development, Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, among others. US Housing and Urban Development Office of Community and Planning Development, San Juan Field Office (Nov. 2016) 2. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Floodplain Management Division, Caribbean Office (Nov. 2016) 3. Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Office of Infrastructure (January 2017) 4. United Nations representative meeting and presentation of Caño Martín Peña and the Urban Water Program (Feb. 2017) 5. Annual Conference of Urban Resiliency to Extreme Events, New School, New York (Feb. 2017).

 

Strategies:

12.1 Send elected officials in the estuary watershed a report each year with relevant data on the condition of the SJBE, activities carried out, results of scientific research and investigation, the Program’s main needs, and any other information that might contribute to decision-making. Participants in implementation: SJBEP (principal), elected officials

 

Implementation: Recurrent (short-, medium, and long term)

 

12.2 Create and update a list of functionaries interested in being kept up to date on progress in conserving the SJBE. Participants in implementation: SJBEP (principal), volunteers

 

Implementation: Recurrent (short, medium, and long-term)

 

12.3 Develop alliances with volunteers and university organizations interested in this type of process. Participants in implementation: SJBEP (principal), volunteers, UPR Graduate School of Public Administration, etc

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

12.4. Give workshops on the SJBE, its importance, and progress in implementation to agencies and representatives of agencies at least every other year.

 

Implementation: Short-term