Wyoming Interstate Streams Administrator Job Position

The Wyoming State Engineer’s Office has an opening for an Interstate Streams Administrator. OPEN UNTIL FILLED-GENERAL DESCRIPTION:   Direct and manage the activities of the Interstate Streams Division to help assure Wyoming’s compliance with the river basin allocations granted to the state by multi-state decree or compact, and to monitor legislation or administrative actions that may impinge upon Wyoming’s ability to utilize those allocations.  This position requires extensive travel, within Wyoming…

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SAVE the DATE – Workshop on Advancing Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Precipitation Forecasting

Dates:  June 7 -9, 2016 The Western States Water Council (WSWC) and the California Department of Water Resources are cosponsoring a workshop on advancing sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) precipitation forecasting to be held in San Diego in June.  The workshop will start at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 7th and end roughly at noon on Thursday, June 9th.  The location is the San Diego Doubletree Downtown (same location as last…

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Supervisory Natural Resource Specialist/Supervisory Physical Scientist Job Position

The Forest Service (FS) in Washington, DC is advertising a super GS-14/15 opportunity to lead the National Forest System Water and Aquatics Team.  The position resides in the Water, Fish, Wildlife, Air, Rare Plants and is critical to advancing the agency’s work with States, partners, watershed restoration, and R&D with respect to sustaining water and aquatic resources. The FS is looking for a committed and highly talented professional to develop…

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NOAA/WSWC Workshop on Advancing Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting for Western Water Management

The Western States Water Council, California Department of Water Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are holding a workshop on April 29, 2016 in College Park, Maryland.  The purpose of the workshop is to address opportunities for and challenges towards advancing NOAA research and modeling to improve predictive capabilities with respect to sub-seasonal to seasonal precipitation forecasting for western water management. This workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn…

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WSWC Summer 2016 (181st ) Council Meetings

SAVE the DATE  — WSWC North Dakota Meetings The 181st Council Meetings will be held on July 13-15, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Bismarck located at 605 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, ND  58501.  Click here for meeting information, hotel accommodations, field trip registration, and additional details as they become available.

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Seasonal Forecasting – WSWC Workshops and Materials

The WSWC has long supported efforts to improve seasonal and mid-season forecasting, federal agency data-collection, and application development for more informed water resource management. Here is a collection of reports, workshops, and other materials related to the topic, gathered and distributed by WSWC…. Please click here for materials webpage.

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Cooperative Federalism and State Implementation of EPA Programs

On January 12, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to the Committee members’ 20 states, asking for their perspective on EPA’s current regulatory framework.  The letter noted that “environmental statutes such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act are based on principles of cooperative federalism,” and that “states are responsible for carrying out 96.5% of federal environmental programs.”  In an effort to improve understanding of the dynamics between states and EPA in achieving environmental regulations, the Committee requested feedback from the state agencies regarding the time, effort and resources necessary to comply with EPA programs and regulations, and “whether the current regulatory framework between EPA and the states upholds the principle of cooperative federalism.” Seventeen states responded to…

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North Dakota State Water Commission – State Engineer Position

The State Engineer is the chief administrative and executive officer of the North Dakota State Water Commission, serving as its chief engineer and secretary. The State Engineer serves at the pleasure of the State Water Commission, which has the authority to investigate, plan, construct, and develop water-related projects within the state of North Dakota. The State Engineer is responsible for various regulatory functions and responsibilities in accordance with NDCC 61-03, including the development and implementation of water policies and programs, the allocation of the state’s waters, dam safety, sovereign land management, and drainage. The position is also responsible for the administration of all State Water Commission activities, under state law, administrative rules, and governance policies adopted by the State Water Commission, which includes human resources management for all employees, information…

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Oregon Water Resources Department Position Openings

Posted:  Jan 8, 2016 The Water Resources Department is  recruiting to fill a Professional Engineer 1 position located in Salem. This is an external recruitment.  Click on the link for the job description and application information. Professional Engineer 1 (Water Resource Engineer)   Posted:  Dec 7, 2015 The Water Resources Department is looking for qualified candidates to fill out its new interdisciplinary Water Resources Development Program (WRDP) Team, which seeks to help individuals and communities address their current and future instream and out-of-stream needs.  As this is a new program, team members have the opportunity to help shape and implement the program which has high visibility among stakeholders and is addressing a critical need in the State of Oregon. The State of Oregon is inviting applicants for the two positions…

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WSWC/CDWR Advancing Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting Workshop

The Western States Water Council, California Department of Water Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are holding a workshop on December 15 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The purpose of the workshop is to help water resources managers better understand current forecasting capabilities and the state of the science, as well as how to support efforts to improve future seasonal precipitation predictions in the western states.  We hope to develop examples of regionally-specific opportunities for improving forecasts and associated information on economic benefits that could be used for supporting a focused federal research effort. This workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn around 3:00 p.m., and is being held in the Pisa Room at Caesars Palace located at 3670 S. Las Vegas Boulevard. REGISTRATION:  While there is no fee to attend, registration is required. 2015…

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