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    • 20 May 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Naked City Brewery 8564 Greenwood Ave N. Seattle, WA 98103

     



     

     
    May 20, 2015

     

    Annual Joint AWRA-WA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting

     

    Washington State Legislative Update

    Jennifer Holderman, Dept. of Ecology

     

    Jennifer will discuss bills introduced and enacted during the 2015 Washington Legislative Session concerning water resource issues. The legislature considered nearly 30 water resources related bills this session. This presentation looks more closely at 20 of these bills, constituting nine subject areas. Topics considered by the legislature included: water banking and other mechanisms for transferring water rights, defining an exception to the water code, the overriding consideration of the public interest, finding solutions for rural water users, artificial storage and recovery, water supply solutions in the Skagit River Basin, and generating revenue for water infrastructure. The legislature also grappled with agency sponsored legislation on the FERC licensing fee and governance structure for water resource work outside of the agency. Jennifer will provide an update on how these bills progressed through the legislative process and how they may impact Water Resources’ program policy at the Department of Ecology.


    Jennifer Holderman is a water resource planner with the Department of Ecology in the Water Resources Program. Her work primarily focuses on legislative coordination, rural water supply issues and reclaimed water policy development. She also provides policy support in preparation for on the ground response to drought and is coordinating climate change adaptation efforts for the program. Prior to working at the Department of Ecology, she worked for a watershed council located in Manzanita, OR. Jennifer holds a MS in Water Resources from Oregon State University and a JD from the University of Oregon.

     

    Event Details

    Naked City Brewery
    8564 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 838-6299
    https://nakedcitybrewing.com/


    Social & Networking: 5:30 pm -6:30 pm

    Dinner: 6:30 pm -7:00 pm

    Presentation: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

    Directions: I-5 Northbound or Southbound: take exit 172 to North 85th Street.  Follow North 85th Street to Greenwood Ave North.  Turn right onto Greenwood Ave North.  Brewery will be on the right.

    Fees: $20 with food plus wine/beer;  $15 with food plus soft drinks; Free for students; Attendance to presentation welcomed for free without purchase of food and drink.

    Cancellation Policy: AWRA-WA will fully refund the registration fee if cancellation notice is received within 5 days of the event.


    The legislative special session runs to the May 15 deadline. For the latest on which bills and issues are still being discussed, see:

    The WA Department of Ecology's list of water resources bills

    House and Senate budgets

    Governor's Proposed budget

    Legislative contact information is listed at http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/.

    • 22 Oct 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, Seattle WA
    • 300


    This year’s conference will focus on the latest understanding of impacts of climate change to water resources in Washington State and potential strategies for adapting to these changes.  The warm winter of 2015, perhaps a typical year in future decades, provides an interesting backdrop for discussing climate change impacts.

    Although the rate and magnitude of climate change is uncertain, there is clear scientific evidence that global temperatures will warm considerable over the next century, resulting in significant changes to temperature and precipitation patterns across the globe.  Most models predict that Washington State will experience significant reductions in snowpack, dramatically changing the runoff patterns for streams and rivers that drain mountainous basins with snow-dominated hydrographs.  In general, runoff is expected in increase in winter months and decrease in summer months. 

    The impacts associated with these changes in runoff patterns are substantial and widespread, and the conference will address impacts associated with fisheries, power generation, domestic and industrial water supply, irrigated agriculture, recreation (e.g., skiing, boating, and fishing), and flood control. Most importantly, the conference will focus on discussing various strategies to address these impacts.  As always, we will include speakers with diverse backgrounds and alternative viewpoints and hope to stimulate discussions regarding potential solutions.

    An evening reception will follow the conference with an opportunity to meet and mingle among water resource professionals, and the opportunity to enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres and select beverages.

    Please contact one of the conference co-chairs with questions: Scott Kindred (scottk@kindredhydro.com) or Steve Nelson (snelson@rh2.com).

Past events

30 Apr 2015 April 30 AWRA Dinner Meeting and CWU Student Chapter Mixer
23 Apr 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival - A Wild Life
16 Apr 2015 University of Washington AWRA Students and Professionals Speed Networking Event
09 Apr 2015 AWRA-WA Eastern Conference
01 Apr 2015 Dinner Presentation - King County Recycled Water: The Right Water for the Right Use
11 Mar 2015 Managing Stormwater in Washington
24 Feb 2015 Dinner Presentation - Department of Ecology Draft Rule for Human Health Criteria
30 Jan 2015 Extreme Westcoast: Geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology of the aftermath of extreme events
22 Jan 2015 AWRA UW Student Chapter and AWRA-WA Mixer
11 Dec 2014 AWRA-WA December Meeting
05 Dec 2014 Water Law & Public Trust - Continuing Legal Education
06 Nov 2014 Dinner Presentation -Washington State Trust Water Right Program Presented by Kelsey Collins
23 Oct 2014 2014 AWRA-WA Annual State Conference - Water Resources Infrastructure: Emerging Frameworks to Meet Multiple Objectives
10 Sep 2014 Dinner Presentation -Puget Sound Energy’s Baker River Project Presented by John Chandler, Puget Sound Energy
09 Sep 2014 Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference
03 Jun 2014 University of Washington AWRA Students & Professionals Networking Event
20 May 2014 Washington State Legislative Update: Joint AWRA-WA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting
05 May 2014 AWRA-WA Board Meeting
01 May 2014 Spokane Event - Water Resource Perceptions & Watershed Modeling - Presentation by Melanie Thornton and Kate Tillotson, PhD students at WSU
01 May 2014 Dinner Presentation -Seattle’s Cascade Watersheds Supply System Presented by Brent Lackey, Major Watersheds Strategic Advisor, Seattle Public Utilities
07 Apr 2014 AWRA-WA Board Meeting
27 Mar 2014 Dinner Presentation - King County’s “In-Lieu Fee” Mitigation Program - Presentation by Michael Murphy, Land Conservation Program Manager, King County
27 Feb 2014 Dinner Presentation and Movie Screening – Return of the River
30 Jan 2014 University of Washington Student-AWRA Mixer
11 Dec 2013 December 11, 2013 Dinner Meeting, including 2014 Board of Director elections and extended year-end social hour
19 Nov 2013 Wild and Scenic River Campaigns of the North Cascades
14 Nov 2013 Green meets Blue: Growth Management and Water
24 Oct 2013 An overview of Spokane regional water resource management activities
15 Oct 2013 Updating the Washington Irrigation Guide (WIG)
26 Sep 2013 2013 AWRA Washington State Conference - Future Directions in Water Resource Management
13 Sep 2013 Hot Environmental Issues for the Puget Sound Region
18 Jun 2013 Ecology Water Resource Data System Redevelopment
15 May 2013 Low Impact Design for City of Spokane Future Storm Runoff and CSO Management
08 May 2013 2nd Annual Joint WA-AWRA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting
23 Apr 2013 2013 Washington Hydrogeology Symposium
11 Apr 2013 WA-AWRA Student Speed Networking
28 Mar 2013 Puget Sound Past, Present, and Future: A Century and a Half of Hydrologic Change
07 Mar 2013 The Business of Stormwater Regulation and Compliance
26 Feb 2013 Global Sanitation and Water Supply: Linking Aid, Technology and Lessons Learned to Deliver Sustainable Solutions that Work in International Communities and in the United States
06 Feb 2013 Permitting of Shoreline and In-Water Projects
29 Jan 2013 WA-AWRA Student-State Mixer
06 Dec 2012 Continuing Legal Education Seminar: Washington Water Law and the Public Trust
04 Dec 2012 Natural Stormwater Management and Salmon Habitat Restoration and Re-forestation for King County’s Brightwater System
25 Oct 2012 Lacey-Olympia-Yelm Water Rights - An Example for the Future Procurement of Municipal Water Supplies
11 Sep 2012 2012 AWRA Washington State Conference
06 Jun 2012 Green Remediation - Understanding & Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint
05 Jun 2012 Viruses in Salmon - Intriguing Tricksters
04 Jun 2012 AWRA-WA Monthly Board Meeting
21 May 2012 Western Snow Conference (Non AWRA Event)
09 May 2012 Legislative Update
07 May 2012 AWRA-WA Monthly Board Meeting
24 Apr 2012 Flow Restoration, Mitigation and Water Markets
18 Apr 2012 2012 University of Washington Water Symposium
02 Apr 2012 AWRA-WA Monthly Board Meeting
27 Mar 2012 Elliott Bay Seawall Project
05 Mar 2012 AWRA-WA Monthly Board Meeting
21 Feb 2012 Opportunity and Crisis - the Renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty
06 Feb 2012 AWRA-WA Monthly Board Meeting
24 Jan 2012 University of Washington Student Mixer
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