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Position: Assistant Attorney General-Cheyenne

The Wyoming Attorney General's office in Cheyenne, is seeking an attorney to represent the Wyoming State Engineer's Office.  This attorney advises the Wyoming State Engineer and his staff on all aspects of Wyoming water law, as well as providing advice on public records and meetings, agency rule-makings, and during contested case hearings. This position also

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Administrative|

Upper Colorado River Commission Requests For Proposal

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

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

Colorado River DCP Signed!

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

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

Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims

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

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Administrative|

Water Subcabinet

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)

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

Colorado River Basin States/Drought Contingency Plans

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

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

Water Supply Reliability

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,

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