Western States Water Newsletter

 Addressing Water Needs and Strategies for a Sustainable Future



MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims

The Western States Water Council and Native American Rights Fund will cosponsor a Symposium on the settlement of Indian reserved water rights claims on August 8-10, 2017.  The meetings will be held at the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn in Great Falls, Montana.  A number of topics will be addressed by experts and participants regarding completed and ongoing negotiated settlements.  We expect another excellent conference.  Successful symposia have been held since 1991.


The Best Western Plus Heritage Inn is holding a block of guest rooms for the nights of August 7-9. To ensure you receive the group’s nightly room rate of $91 (single or double), you must identify the Western States Water Council group when making a reservation.  Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at (406) 761-1900.  Reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking, and room rates will be honored, based on availability.  The group cut-off date for our room block is July 17.


fly into the Great Falls International Airport, which is located less than 5 miles from the Best Western Heritage Inn.  The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

If you would like to be added onto the list to receive updated information, please contact Julie Groat at jgroat (at) wswc.utah.gov.  Further information will be posted as it becomes available.