18 04, 2018

Washington Department of Ecology – Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist Position

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

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

18 04, 2018

Washington Department of Ecology – Watershed Unit Supervisor Position

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

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

2 02, 2018

IN MEMORIAM – THOMAS E. CAHILL

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

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. 

8 03, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Administrative|

The Western States Water Council and Native American Rights Fund will cosponsor a Symposium on the settlement of Indian reserved water rights claims on August 8-10, 2017.  The meetings will be held at the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn in Great Falls, Montana.  A number of topics will be addressed by experts and participants regarding

21 07, 2016

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

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage, Misc. Water News, WSWC Symposia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

1 07, 2016

Workshop on Agricultural Weather Station Networks

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

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

30 03, 2016

NOAA/WSWC Workshop on Advancing Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting for Western Water Management

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

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

25 03, 2016

Seasonal Forecasting – WSWC Workshops and Materials

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: WSWC Publications, WSWC Update|

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.

20 03, 2016

Cooperative Federalism and State Implementation of EPA Programs

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

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