Western States Water Newsletter

 Addressing Water Needs and Strategies for a Sustainable Future



Water Subcabinet

On April 3, a “Water Subcabinet,” addressed members of the Western States Water Council (WSWC), Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP), National Water Resources Association (NWRA) and National Water Supply Association (NWSA) at a Water Infrastructure Forum in Washington, D.C. The subcabinet officials included: Tim Petty, Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) for Water and Science; David Ross, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Assistant Administrator for Water; Timothy Gaullaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Waters, with responsibility for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); William Northey, Under Secretary for Farm Production Conservation, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works; and Alex Fitzsimmons, Chief of Staff, Daniel Simmons, Department of Energy (DOE), Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  A panel of non-federal interests preceded the above discussion, that consisted of: Julie Cunningham, Oklahoma Water Resources Board; Darren Gore, City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Cheryl Zittle, Salt River Project and Agribusiness and Water Council of Arizona, Heidi Moltz, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, and Ben Grumbles, Maryland Department of the Environment. See WSW Special Report #2342.