Washington Department of Ecology – Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist Position

The Washington Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-Training) in the Water Quality Program. This position provides financial assistance management for complicated, highly complex, and sometimes controversial stormwater projects. This position will also serve as the section specialist on the intersection between stormwater grants and the

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Administrative|

Washington Department of Ecology – Watershed Unit Supervisor Position

The Washington Department of Ecology's Water Quality Program is looking to hire a Watershed Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1) in their Eastern Regional office in Spokane, Washington. The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington’s waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Administrative|

IN MEMORIAM – THOMAS E. CAHILL

Thomas E. Cahill, 85, a former WSWC member from Wyoming and WSWC staff member passed away on January 24, at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a Korean War veteran. He was born in Salt Lake City, and graduated from Brigham Young University. He earned his juris doctorate of law from the University of Chicago. 

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Administrative|

Workshop on Agricultural Weather Station Networks

The Western States Water Council and the California Department of Water Resources are cosponsoring a workshop on agricultural weather station networks, to be held in San Diego on August 25-26, 2016. The workshop will begin Thursday, August 25 at 1:00 pm and conclude Friday, August 26 around 12 noon. Agricultural weather station networks are used

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Administrative|

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

By |March 30th, 2016|Categories: Administrative|

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/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

By |November 10th, 2015|Categories: Administrative|

State Comments on Clean Water Act – Proposed Reinterpretation of Tribal Treatment as States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to streamline how tribes apply for treatment as states under the Clean Water Act (CWA) water quality standards program and other CWA regulatory programs.  he proposed reinterpretation of CWA 518 would eliminate the need for applicant tribes to demonstrate inherent authority to regulate under the CWA, allowing

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Administrative|