On Friday a panel discussion was conducted at the Imperial Valley Expo that brought together officials from the Imperial Irrigation District, the San Diego County Water Authority and Baja California.
The event was sponsored by Imperial Valley United, a group formed to protect the Valley's water rights. IV United deserves credit for having opened a dialogue between three key players in the use of the Colorado River.
The goal of the event was to look at issues affecting all three areas in regard to water. An ideal discussed was the formation of a super water region between the Imperial Valley, San Diego and Baja California. That sounds like an interesting idea, as long as everyone's interests can be fairly addressed and no one party would be eclipsed by another.
It sounds like a lot of rhetoric to talk about a super region in which all areas work together to promote the common good. One point made during the panel discussion is there still are a number of issues that separate us. Until those issues are addressed, a super region can never become reality.