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NEW! WaDE Data Scientist/Technical Lead Position

Western States Water Council is accepting applications for an exciting and fun Data Scientist/Technical Lead position. The individual will work collaboratively with federal and other interested partners to update and streamline the current Water Data Exchange (WaDE) platform and components. He or she will also have the opportunity to work closely with state water resource

FLOW 2018 – Summary of Meetings

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 Request for Comment on S2S Annotated Outline

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

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Misc. Water News|

Position Announcement: UCRC Deputy Executive Director and Chief Engineer

The Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC) seeks a Deputy Executive Director and Chief Engineer for its Salt Lake City, UT office. The UCRC is an interstate water administrative agency established by action of five state legislatures and Congress with the enactment of the 1948 Upper Colorado River Basin Compact. The Commission’s role is to administer

By |June 29th, 2018|Categories: Administrative, Job Postings|

Improved S2S Precipitation Forecasting for Water Management – Recap of 2015/2016 Workshop Series

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

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

By |March 20th, 2016|Categories: Administrative|

WSWC Chairman’s Letter for 50th Anniversary Celebration

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

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Administrative|