WSWC Spring (177th) Council Meeting

The Spring (177th) Council Meetings will be held April 15-17, 2015 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.  The Hard Rock Hotel is located at 777 West Cherokee Street in Catoosa, Oklahoma. To confirm a hotel reservation at the special rate of $83/night, contact reservations at 1-800-760-6700.  Reservations must be made no later than March 24, 2015 to receive the quoted rate.  Reservations requested after the cut-off date will…

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WSWC and Comments on the Proposed USFS Directive on Groundwater Resource Management

Please click below for a state-by-state map that contain western states’ section-by-section comments concerning the recently issued U.S. Forest Service Directive on Groundwater Resource Management.

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Google Landsat Timelapse Animations

Please see the animated GIFs below for some great examples of what is possible using the Google Earth Engine platform. Google Earth Engine brings together the world’s satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth’s…

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Job Posting: Adaptive Management Program Administrator – State of Washington

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announces the following position opening. The Adaptive Management Program Administrator oversees the operation of the Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program (AMP), ensures it serves the needs of the Forest Practices Board (Board) and maintains the collaborative, consensus-based framework of the state’s Timber Fish and Wildlife (TFW) Agreement and the 1999 Forests and Fish Report.  This position requires excellent abilities as a manager; the…

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Fall (176th) Council Meetings

The Fall (176th)  Council Meetings will be held October 8-10, 2014.  The events will be held at the  Talking Stick Resort located at 9800 E Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256. To confirm a hotel reservation at the special rate of $149/night single or double occupancy, contact reservations by calling 1-866-877-9897.  Reservations must be made no later than September 7, 2014 to receive the quoted rate.   Reservations requested after the cut-off date will be accepted only based upon availability and at the prevailing rate. SPECIAL ADVANCE NOTIFICATION:  All Western States Water Council guests will be responsible for room, tax, bellman, housekeeping gratuities, and all incidentals.  Bellman and housekeeping gratuities will automatically be posted to each guest’s individual folio.  These charges are posted separately rather than charging a “resort fee.” For…

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Remote Sensing Applications Workshop

The Council and NASA have organized a workshop on August 25-27 at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, to exchange information about opportunities and challenges associated with use of remote sensing applications to support water management.  The workshop will begin at 1:00 on Monday the 25th and conclude at noon on Wednesday the 27th.  The event will include a tour on Tuesday afternoon of JPL’s Earth Science Center, Space Flight Operations Facility, and Mars Yard.  The Mars Yard is a simulated Martian landscape used by researchers to test different robotic prototypes, such as the Mars rovers.  (See this website (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/interactives/photosynth/) for images of the Mars Yard.) The workshop will provide an opportunity for NASA to brief Council members on current and emerging observations and research activities that may have…

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Job Posting: Irrigation District General Manager

The Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District is seeking a General Manager to provide effective, sustainable staffing and commissioning of infrastructure systems, and special projects. The General Manager answers to the Board of Directors and is responsible for all operations including, but not limited to forecasting, budgeting, monitoring and reporting. Applicants must have proven strong customer service ethic with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships both internally and externally.  For more information, click here.

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Western State Water Program Capabilities Assessment Report

The WSWC is excited to release their most recent publication, the “Western State Water Program Capabilities Assessment Survey Report.” The completion of the survey and report is a major step forward for the Water Data Exchange (WaDE) program as it shows similarities and also variations in member states’ water planning activities, such as data gathering, water use reporting, and data management. It discusses challenges ahead for achieving a comprehensive, regional water availability and use picture of the West, and also makes recommendations for how to get there. For a summary of the report’s findings and recommendations, click on the presentation below. To access the report, maps and related workgroup information, click here.  

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Job Posting: Assistant General Counsel for Oklahoma Water Resources Board

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB), Oklahoma’s only state government agency to be awarded The Oklahoman’s 50 “Top Workplaces in Oklahoma,” seeks to fill the position of Assistant General Counsel. This position will provide legal advice and review for the agency, including primarily its Planning and Management Division. For more information, click here: Vacancy Announcement for Assistant General Counsel.

Job Posting: Interstate Stream Commission Director for New Mexico

Job Title: Interstate Stream Commission Director (#6144) Closing Date/Time: Extended to Friday 5/30/14 5:00 PM Salary: $45.00 – $55.00 Hourly $93,600.00- $114,400 Annually Job Type: Governor Exempt Position (non-classified) Location: Santa Fe (City), New Mexico Department: Office of the State Engineer/Interstate Stream Commission (OSE/ISC) This position is a Governor Exempt position located in Santa Fe in the Interstate Stream Compact Compliance Program (Program) of the Office of the State Engineer (OSE). The Program is comprised of staff to the Interstate Stream Commission (ISC). The ISC is a nine member commission, whose members are appointed by the Governor; the State Engineer serves as Secretary of the ISC. For more information, please click here for our job postings page.