Announcing: CUAHSI 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

Posted Dec 14, 2023

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Dear colleagues,

We are excited to share our final 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. The plan was written to define our organizational strategy and direction, identify ambitious goals, and inspire a vision of CUAHSI’s role in enabling impactful collaborative water science over the next five years.

Development of the plan began over a year ago when CUAHSI hired a professional facilitator to oversee the strategic planning process. Community input was central to the creation of the plan. We hosted several listening sessions to better understand the needs of the community and collected feedback from CUAHSI Member Representatives, Standing Committees, users of CUAHSI programs and services, CUAHSI staff and Board of Directors, and our 2022 NSF Management Review. The Board of Directors and CUAHSI leadership synthesized the feedback collected and created the strategic plan in January of 2023. Finally, a preview of the plan was shared earlier this year.

Our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan builds upon our previous successes, reaffirms our values
and vision, and sets ambitious goals for our future. The plan identifies the four overarching goals listed below, and a number of priority initiatives that we will use to achieve these goals:

  • Grow our water community.
  • Create infrastructure and resources to drive the advancement of water science.
  • Expand CUAHSI’s reach and prominence in the water community.
  • Refine our governance and business model for sustainability.

The plan, along with continued community input, will help guide our investments and proposals, and was used to lay the foundation for writing a proposal to NSF to sustain CUAHSI’s core programs and services, submitted earlier this month. We look forward to working together toward the goals outlined in the plan and supporting the water community to advance science for the next five years and beyond.

The full plan can be viewed here.

Best regards,
Emily Clark, Project Manager, CUAHSI