29 10, 2019

Upper Colorado River Commission Requests For Proposal

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Administrative|

The Upper Colorado River Commission requests qualification-based proposals for legal, economic, and engineering-related analyses and services to investigate specific concerns and challenges related to water demand management as a component of the Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan (DCP).  For more information and the full RFP, please visit the UCRC’s website at: http://www.ucrcommission.com/rfp-2019-01-ucrc/.  RFP Solicitation Closing

22 05, 2019

Colorado River DCP Signed!

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

Representatives of seven Western states and the federal government signed a landmark deal on Monday laying out potential cuts in water deliveries through 2026 to reduce the risks of the river’s reservoirs hitting critically low levels. Yet even as they celebrated the deal’s completion on a terrace overlooking Hoover Dam and drought-stricken Lake Mead, state and federal

16 04, 2019

Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims

By |April 16th, 2019|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 13-15, 2019. The meetings will be held at the Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner, California. A number of topics will be addressed by experts and participants regarding completed and

3 04, 2019

Water Subcabinet

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

On April 3, a “Water Subcabinet,” addressed members of the Western States Water Council (WSWC), Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP), National Water Resources Association (NWRA) and National Water Supply Association (NWSA) at a Water Infrastructure Forum in Washington, D.C. The subcabinet officials included: Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI)

19 03, 2019

Colorado River Basin States/Drought Contingency Plans

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

On March 19, seven Colorado River Basin States Governors’ representatives and key water districts formally submitted Drought Contingency Plans (DCPs) to Congress for immediate consideration. Signing the letter requesting action were: Thomas Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources; Peter Nelson, Chairman, Colorado River Board of California; L. James Eklund, Colorado Commissioner, Upper Colorado River

26 02, 2019

Water Supply Reliability

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Misc. Water News|

On February 26, WSWC Executive Director Tony Willardson testified on Water Supply Reliability in the 21st Century before the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans & Wildlife (WOW), Chaired by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA). It was part of a month-long series of hearings examining climate change, including the projected impact of shrinking snowpack,

20 02, 2019

WestFAST Federal-State Collaboration: Report and Repository

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: WestFAST|

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  

6 08, 2018

FLOW 2018 – Summary of Meetings

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: WSWC Symposia|Tags: , , , , |

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