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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

WSWC Summer (175th) Council Meetings

The Summer (175th)  Council Meetings will be held July 16-18, 2014, Tuesday through Friday.  The events will be held at the  Holiday Inn Conference Center Downtown which is located at 22 North Last Chance Gulch in Helena, Montana. A pre-meeting workshop on Federal Non-Indian Water Rights and Needs will be held July 15-16. To confirm a hotel reservation at the special rate of $88/night, contact reservations by calling 1-406-443-2200.  Reservations must be made no later than June 24, 2014 to receive the quoted rate.   The hotel may otherwise be sold out that week.  Reservations requested after the cut-off date will be accepted only based upon availability and at the prevailing rate. For the schedule of meetings, agenda, and additional details as they become available, click here.  

Job Posting – Earth Science Specialist I (TWDB)

Job Posting: Earth Science Specialist I for the Texas Water Development Board. TWDB is currently looking to fill a vacant Earth Science Specialist I position in their Water Science & Conservation Division, located in beautiful Austin, TX. More information about the position can be found here: http://lnkd.in/bAPPfD2

WSWC – CDWR Workshop on Hydroclimate Monitoring Systems and Measurement Needs

The Western States Water Council and the California Department of Water Resources are cosponsoring a workshop to discuss strategies for supporting and improving key observing systems, to be held in San Diego on June 23-25, 2014.  The workshop will begin Monday, June 23 at 1:00 pm and conclude Wednesday, June 25 by 12 noon.  Topics to be covered include an overview of the funding status of key federal monitoring programs, development of a 21st century observing system for extreme precipitation in the West, emerging opportunities for supplementing ground-based observations with remote sensing, and strategic planning for sustaining long-term observing records. LOCATION: A block of rooms has been reserved and will be held through June 2, 2014. Please contact the Doubletree San Diego Downtown reservations department directly at ( 619) 239-6800,…

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