Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 08 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ivar's Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle WA 98105

    Celebrate Water with CELP on June 8th!

    Help us Honor Professor William H. Rodgers with the Ralph W. Johnson Water Hero Award

    Join the Center for Environmental Law & Policy on June 8th for our annual fundraiser, Celebrate Water! We will be celebrating another year of successes advocating for Washington's waters, and presenting UW Law Professor William H. Rodgers with the Ralph W. Johnson Water Hero Award for his leadership in the field of Environmental Law, and his lifetime contributions to Washington water resource issues.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 pm

    Pre-Reception CLE Workshop:
    4:00-5:00 pm

    Ivar's Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98105

    More info:
    Learn more on CELP's website

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    Read Professor Rodgers' full bio here.

    Read "The Personal Impact of the Boldt Case: A Tribute to Professor William H. Rodgers Jr".

    Honoring Professor Rodgers

    William Rodgers is recognized as a founder and one of the leading figures in U.S. Environmental Law. His five decade long career has had immense impacts on water resource issues in Washington State, including involvement in numerous court cases in support of Indian tribes and traditional fishing rights and sustainable fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. Some of his achievements include:

    • Involvement in the case U.S. vs. Washington to the Supreme Court, leading to the Boldt Decision, which reaffirmed historic fishing rights to Indian tribes in Washington State.
    • Publishing Environmental Law in Indian Country and co-authoring The Si'lailo Way: Salmon, Indians and Law on the Columbia River.
    • Serving on the committee for Defining Best Available Sciences for Fisheries Management with The National Academies.
    • Active involvement in the Exxon Valdez "reopener," including publishing The Exxon Valdez Reopener: Natural Resource Damage Settlements, and Roads Not Taken.

    Please join us to help honor Professor Rodgers and his achievements at Celebrate Water 2016!

    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Naked City Brewery 8564 Greenwood Ave N. Seattle, WA 98103


    The American Water Resource Association Washington Section and

    Washington Hydrologic Society


    2016 Washington State Legislative Update –

    Focus on Water Resource Issues

     David Christensen
    Department of Ecology Water Resources Program

     Tuesday, June 14, 2016

     At: Naked City Brewery
    8564 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 838-6299

     Social and Networking - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Dinner - 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Presentation - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Abstract:  Water resource issues are always contentious during the legislative session.  This year was no different.  What was different from recent years was that several water resource bills made it through the legislative process and were signed into law.  Dave will talk about the good, the bad, and the political.  He will discuss the bills that didn’t pass, and provide some of the “back story” and insight about the likelihood similar issues will arise again next year.  He will also cover how Ecology is implementing the bills that passed.  And, if asked, he probably can make some not-so-bold predictions for the 2017 session!

    About the speaker:  Dave has been the Program Development Section Manager for Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program for the last two years. He leads a team that develops state rules and policies, and works with the legislature on changes to water resource laws.  Overall, he has worked in environmental health and natural resource protection programs for state and local government for twenty years. Dave holds a B.S. degree from the University of Washington in Fisheries Biology and an M.S. in Limnology and Oceanography from the University of Wisconsin.

    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.

    Registration as a guest is available if you are not a member of AWRA-WA.

    Cancellation Policy: AWRA-WA will fully refund the registration fee if cancellation notice is received within 5 days of the event.
    • 26 Oct 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, Seattle WA

    Save the Date!

    AWRA-WA 2016 State Conference

    Rural Domestic and Municipal Water Supply

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

    Seattle Mountaineers Event Center, Seattle, WA

    Stay Tuned for More Details 

Past events

17 May 2016 University of Washington AWRA Students and Professionals Speed Networking Event
12 May 2016 May Dinner Meeting - NGWREF Darcy Lecture 2016
20 Apr 2016 Wild and Scenic Film Festival - A Change of Course
29 Mar 2016 Dinner Presentation - Drinking Water and Climate Change
09 Mar 2016 Managing Stormwater in Washington
23 Feb 2016 Dinner Presentation - Update on Recent Court Cases: The New Rules on Water Availability as Defined by Washington Courts and Legislative Response
27 Jan 2016 AWRA-WA Student Mixer
08 Dec 2015 December Dinner Meeting, 2016 Board Election, and Movie “Lost Rivers”
08 Dec 2015 Northwest Environmental Conference & Trade Show
03 Dec 2015 Water Law and the Public Trust CLE - Living Within Our Water Means
03 Nov 2015 Dinner Presentation - What's Happening in Central Washington: An Overview of Ecology's Water Resources Program
22 Oct 2015 2015 AWRA Washington State Conference - Water Management Strategies in the Face of Climate Change
07 Oct 2015 Dinner Presentation - Planning for Climate Change in the Wenatchee River Basin: The Alpine Lakes Storage Optimization Project
16 Sep 2015 Dinner Presentation -Clean Samish Initiative Presented by Karen DuBose, Skagit County
14 Sep 2015 Proving Groundwater Contamination Claims (presented by Law Seminars International)
20 May 2015 Washington State Legislative Update: Joint AWRA-WA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting
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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