"Beta" signifies water policies that are Greater Community-oriented.
The Beta Project papers that I have submitted to the IID board and staff, the Water Conservation Advisory Board and others include:
(1) The core Beta Project
(3) Being positive and proactive
(4) Resource management
Disciplines were introduced in the first paper. The precepts are based on Imperial Irrigation District's water being under federal jurisdiction and the Law of the River applying. The MOU/key terms/quantification settlement agreement process, which was promoted by Secretary of the Interior Babbitt, is based on amending the California Seven Party Agreement. The positive and proactive approach describes how IID can pursue the water transfer on a voluntary and unilateral basis within the existing SPA (i.e. without amending the third-priority water policies in the SPA).
The resource management paper deals with:
(1) On-farm water conservation
(2) Problem and remedy lands (that cannot meet the regular water-conservation standards without mitigating measures)