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    • 03 Dec 2015
    • 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA




    Registration opens at 7:45 am 

    Our program runs from 8:20 am - 4:30 pm

    For more information, go to


    2100 Building

    2100 24th Ave S, Seattle

    Ticket Prices:

    Nonprofit/Student - $60

    Attorney/Professional/Agency - $160*

    *10% discount available for CELP Members - use discount code "Member"

    Lunch included in ticket price


    6.5 CLE credits offered, pending approval


    Click here to register


    This year, the program will include:

    Water Law Updates

    Land Use & Water Supply

    GMA & Water

    Skagit Happenings

    Rural Water Supply Policy & Legislation

    Tribal Water Rights & Regulation

    Industrial Dairy Litigation in the Yakima Valley and Beyond

    Environmental Justice & Fish Consumption-Based Water Quality Standards

    Tools for Water Scarcity

    Water Conservation Policy

    Trust Water Rights & Banking

    Reclaimed Water

    Atmospheric Trust Litigation


    Speakers Include:

    Prof. Robert Anderson, Director, Native American Law Center, University of Washington School of Law

    Kelsey Collins, Statewide Trust Water Coordinator, Washington Department of Ecology

    Emily Haley, Attorney, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, La Conner

    John Hollowed, Legal/Policy Advisor, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Olympia

    Jacque Klug, Recycled Water Project Manager, King County Department of Natural Resources, Seattle

    Prof. Catherine A. O'Neill, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle

    Rachael Paschal Osborn, Attorney, Spokane

    Andrea Rodgers, Staff Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center, Seattle

    Trish Rolfe, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Seattle

    Tim Trohimovich, Director of Planning & Law, Futurewise, Seattle

    Charlie Tebbutt, Law Offices of Charlie Tebbutt, Eugene

    Dan Von Seggern, Staff Attorney, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Seattle



    • 08 Dec 2015
    • 09 Dec 2015
    • Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR

    Northwest Environmental Conference & Trade Show
    Dec. 8-9, 2015 | Portland | Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach

    Presented by: Association of Oregon Industries, Northwest Environmental Business Council, Oregon DEQ & Washington Dept. of Ecology

    Register now for the region’s conference for environmental, operations & sustainability professionals!

    AWRA-WA members receive a $50 discount. Use Discount Code “Partner15” when registering. 

    Stay Up-to-Date on:

    •       Environmental Protection & Compliance
    •      Sustainable Business Management
    •     New Technologies & Services
    •     Current & Emerging Policy Issues
    Now in its 27th year, the Northwest Environmental Conference & Trade Show (NWEC) is a must for staying competitive and ahead of the curve on environmental performance, sustainable business management, and the latest service and technology solutions.    

    More than 500 attendees and the region’s largest environmental trade show, along with post-conference training courses make this a “don’t miss” event.       

    Full information at



    • 08 Dec 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM (PST)
    • Naked City Brewery
    • 35

    AWRA-WA December Dinner Meeting, 2016 Board Election, and Movie “Lost Rivers”

    Open to the public!

    Tuesday, December 8

    Naked City Brewery (Screening Room)


    Doors open: 5:30 pm

    Social and dinner: 5:30-7:00 pm

    Annual Members Meeting and Introduction of 2016 Board Candidates: 6:00 pm

    2016 AWRA-WA Board election ballots due: 7:00 pm (paper ballots available for members at registration table; results announced after movie)

    Movie “Lost Rivers”: 7:00 – 8:15 pm



    About the movie:

    LOST RIVERS examines hidden waterways in cities around the world and introduces us to people dedicated to exploring and exposing them. In Montreal, urban explorer Danielle Plamondon and photographer Andrew Emond follow the stony underground tunnels that contain the Rivière Saint-Pierre. In Bresica, Italy, a group of urban explorers conduct popular, officially-sanctioned tours through the city's network of medieval rivers.

    More and more municipal governments are recognizing the wisdom of these explorers and making their once-buried waterways more accessible. Drawing inspiration from Seoul, whose Cheonggyecheon River was opened to the public in the early 2000s after 40 years of being hidden beneath a highway. Yonkers, New York has committed itself to "daylighting" its Saw Mill River, which has been buried under the city's downtown for the past 90 years. In London and Toronto, planners are rethinking the way they manage their rivers for environmental reasons, responding to structural problems that have to increasingly frequent flooding and sewer overflows.

    As climate changes forces us to reconsider the relationship between the built environment and our natural resources, LOST RIVERS brings to life an aspect of urban ecology that has long been kept secret.

    For more information click here 

    Watch the movie trailer on YouTube here 

    Event Details:


    December 8, 2015

    Social and dinner 5:30 - 7:00 pm

    Annual Members Meeting and 2016 Board Candidate Introductions 6:00 pm

    Movie "Lost Rivers" 7:00 - 8:15 pm


    LOCATION - Naked City Brewery(Screening Room)
    8564 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, Washington 98103
    Click here for directions


    Students: Free

    Members: $20

    Non-Members: $25

    Movie only: $5

    Full prices include one drink and entrée plus admission to the movie.

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

Past events

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
Comments? Please contact Erin Thatcher at CH2M: (425) 233-3085.
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