Date: October 31, 2017

Meeting Presentations

Description

October 31st WRP Natural Resources Committee webinar on water rights adjudications, federal reserved water rights and how to meet future water needs. This webinar will run from 10 am to 11:30 am Pacific.

The future growth and prosperity of the western states depend upon the availability of adequate quantities of water of suitable quality.  This webinar will set the stage on how water in the western states is adjudicated, often a complicated and lengthy process.  In the West, water rights impact many federal, state and tribal issues.  Further, well defined rights are essential to facilitating water transfers and developing water banks and other innovative solutions to water shortages.  There are many federal, state and Tribal issues that impact water rights and jurisdiction.

The Western States Water Council (WSWC) is an organization consisting of representatives appointed by the governors of 18 western states.  Council members and staff work closely with the Western Governors’ Association, advising the governors on water policy issues, and tracking state and federal actions of concern to the governors.  The presenters for this webinar are: Tony Willardson, Executive Director of the WSWC; John Simpson, Partner, Barker, Rosholt & Simpson, LLP; Arianne Singer, Deputy General Counsel, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and Pat Lambert, SW Region Associate Director/Water Census Leadership Team, USGS.  They will provide an overview of:

  • An overview of the WSWC mission, the West’s water needs and WSWC strategies for a sustainable future;
  • The role of the WSWC’s Western Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST);
  • Federal Reserved Water rights; and
  • Water Rights Adjudications processes: why they are so complicated and lengthy

 For more information please contact amyduffy @ westernregionalpartnership.org

A recording of this webinar can be found here.

 

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