2022 WSWC Spring (198th) Meetings and Washington Roundtable

The WSWC Spring (198th) Meetings and Washington Roundtable will be held in Crystal City, Virginia on April 5-7, 2022.  This event is sponsored jointly by the Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP), the National Water Supply Alliance (NWSA), and the Western States Water Council (WSWC).

WSWC Briefing Materials:  Spring 2022 WSWC (198) Meeting Materials

Joint Roundtable Materials:  WSWC-ICWP-NWSA Roundtable Briefing Materials
WSWC-ICWP-NWSA Roundtable Agenda

JOINT MEETINGS PRESENTATIONS  

April 4, 2022
Federal Water Resources Data Programs
Chad Wagner, Program Coordinator, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, USGS
Mindi Dalton, Program Coordinator, Water Availability and Use Science Program, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Lori Sprague, Program Manager, Integrated Water Availability Assessments, USGS
Brian Clark, Acting Drought Program Manager, Water Availability and Use Science Program, USGS
Brian Ebel, Research Hydrologist, USGS
Dwane Young, Chief, Water Data Integration Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Stephen Aichele, Topographic Data Services, USGS

Non-federal Water Resources Data Management Initiatives
Peter Colohan, Director, Internet of Water
Adel Abdallah, WaDE Program Manager, WSWC Water Data Exchange

Integrating State and Federal Resources for Water Planning
Micheline Fairbank, Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Water Resources and Jennifer Carr, Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Roger Gorke, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Water, EPA

Groundwater Management
Earl Lewis, Chief Engineer, Division of Water Resources, Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kenneth Titus, Chief Counsel, Kansas Department of Agriculture
Tom Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources and Amanda Long-Rodriguez, AMA Planning Manager, Arizona Department of Water Resources 

ICWP Interns Introduction – Spring Semester 2022
Kelly Shen, Duke University
Kimber Logan, University of Wyoming
Natalie von Turkovich, Duke University

Water Supply Studies and Forecasting
Glenn Page, retired, Cobb County‐Marietta Water Authority
Brad Hudgens, Water Supply Business Line Manager, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Cary Talbot, Chief, Flood and Storm Protection Division, USACE

Basin Wide Water Planning and Climate Resilience
Cherie Schultz, Director, CO-OP Operations, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Brandt Thorington, Director, Government Relations, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI)
Kenny Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources State Climatology Office
David Wunsch, State Geologist/Director, Delaware Geological Survey

State Water Infrastructure Projects and Financing
Brooke Paup, Chairwoman, Texas Water Development Board
Jeff Walker, Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board
Candice Hasenyager, Director, Utah Division of Water Resources
Andrea Travnicek, Director, North Dakota Department of Water Resources

April 6, 2022
DOI Roundtable Discussion
Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Michael Brain, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Don Cline, Associate Director for Water, USGS 

EPA Roundtable Discussion
Raffael Stein, Director, Water Infrastructure Division, EPA
John Goodin, Director, Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds, EPA

US Army Corps of Engineers
Amy Frantz, Senior Policy Advisor, Civil Works Directorate, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

NOAA Roundtable Discussion
Mary Erickson, Acting Director, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ed Clark, Director, National Water Center & Deputy Director Office of Water Prediction (OWP), NOAA
Tom Graziano, Director of the Office of Water Prediction (OWP), NOAA

USDA Roundtable Discussion
Homer Wilkes, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, USDA
Astor Boozer, Regional Conservationist-West, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA
Barnie Gyant, Deputy Associate Chief, USDA Forest Service

NASA Roundtable Discussion
Lawrence Friedl, Director, Applied Sciences Program, Earth Science Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Bradley Doorn, Program Manager, Water Resources (NASA)

Congressional Panel Discussion with Key Committee Staff
House Agriculture Committee: John Busovsky
House Natural Resources Sub. on Water, Oceans and Wildlife: Matt Muirragui, House Transportation and Infrastructure Sub. on Water Resources and Environment: Logan Ferree/Ryan Hambleton
Senate Energy and Natural Resources: Melanie Thornton/Brian Clifford

WSWC MEETINGS / AGENDA / PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday, April 5
WSWC Executive Committee Meeting

WSWC Water Resources Committee Meeting
  – Elizabeth Ossowski, National Integrated Drought Information System
Cara McCarthy, National Water and Climate Center

WSWC Water Quality Committee Meeting
 – Mary Lou Soscia, Federal Baseline Water Quality Standards for Indian Reservations

Wednesday, April 6
WSWC Legal Committee Meeting
WSWC 198 Full Council Meeting

Meeting Venue:
The meetings were held at the Doubletree Hotel – Washington DC Crystal City located at 300 Army Navy Drive in Arlington, Virginia.  



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Date

Apr 05 - 07 2022

Location

Doubletree Hotel – Washington DC
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City, Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, USA
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