This report is a primer on Federal/State positions on collaboration for use by those interacting in the issues of water resources in the West. You can download the report here: Review of Policies, Perspectives, and Expectations for Federal/State Collaboration in Western Water Resource Management
The Western States Water Council held their Summer Meetings in Newport, Oregon on August 1-3rd. Meeting materials and presentations can be found on the meeting webpage here. Meeting minutes will be posted on the same webpage closer to the WSWC Fall Meetings in October.
The FLOW 2018 workshop was held at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado April 24 to 26, 2018. It represented the 4th international instream flow and water level uses a workshop hosted by the Instream Flow Council (IFC) and coincided with its 20th anniversary. Approximately 200 water stakeholders participated. FLOW 2018 focused on problem-solving and proven practices used from around the
NOAA is soliciting comments on the annotated outline of NOAA's draft S2S report The report will serve as a guidepost for NOAA planning and execution, as well as to inform the public and NOAA’s stakeholders on its efforts on subseasonal and seasonal (S2S) forecasting. It will trace the continuum of effort for S2S, from products and
The Western Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST) and the WSWC are looking for someone who is interested in learning more and helping with coordination of environmental science and especially water issues in the Western United States. Please see here for more information about this very exciting and engaging position.
During 2015 and 2016, the Western States Water Council (WSWC), the California Department of Water Resources (CDWR), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have cosponsored a series of workshops on advancing seasonal prediction of precipitation for the benefit of western water resource management. Currently, the ability to skillfully predict sub-season (beyond a 15-day
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.
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
July 8, 2015 Council Members, Alternates, Associates, Federal Agency Representatives, and Attendees: It is with great pride that I welcome you to the 50th Anniversary Meetings of the Western States Water Council. It is appropriate that we gather on the shores of Lake Tahoe, where this organization found itself back in 1965, with its identity
You may find the original press release here. "Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy Release Date: 05/27/2015 Contact Information: Robert Daguillard, (202) 564-6618, (202) 360-0476, firstname.lastname@example.org Does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions Washington – In an historic step for