WSWC 2023 Fall Meetings

The Western States Water Council Fall (202nd) Meetings was held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 12-14, 2023, at the Aloft Anchorage Hotel.

MATERIALS TO DOWNLOAD: Briefing Book Materials for the WSWC Fall 2023 Meetings – Anchorage, Alaska

Water Resources Committee
Executive Committee Minutes
Water Quality Committee
Legal Committee Meeting Minutes
Full Council

Water Resources Committee
Executive Committee
Water Quality Committee
Legal Committee
Full Council


Tuesday, September 12

Our Alaska hosts arranged a full day field trip with stops that included:

Alaska Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) Drinking Water Treatment Facility
Eklutna Hydroelectric Project Powerhouse
Eklutna Village
Eklutna Lake

Wednesday, September 13
Water Resources Committee Meeting
Alaska Water Resources – Tom Barrett, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Implications of AI to Water Management and Water Law – James Davenport, Attorney at Law, JHDavenport, LLC

NIDIS Climate Adaptive Drought Planning Platform – Gretel Follingstad, Coordinator/Drought Planning Lead, Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System, NOAA – NIDIS

Landsat Next – Timothy Stryker, Chief, Outreach and Collaboration Branch, USGS

National Water Assessment – Brian Clark, Program Coordinator, Water Availability & Use Science Program, USGS

WaDE, WestDAAT and OpenET Conservation Tool – Adel Abdallah, Water Data Exchange (WaDE) Program Manager

Water Quality Committee Meeting

Alaska Water Quality Issues – Dan Graham, General Manager, Donlin Gold

Nebraska CWA §404 Assumption Process  and CWA Section 404 Assumption Investigation Report – Jim Macy, Director, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Legal Committee Meeting
Alaska Legal Issues – Julie Pack, Alaska Department of Law

Instream Flow Council Christopher Estes, Chalk Board Enterprises, LLC

Thursday, September 14

WSWC Full Council (202nd) Meeting




Sep 12 - 14 2023

The event is finished.