Policy Resolutions

Formally-adopted positions of the Western States Water Council


#457 – Supporting the Dividing the Waters Program for Judges

Position #457 - October 15, 2020 WHEREAS, the Dividing the Waters Program of the National Judicial College has served western judges overseeing complex water litigation for more than 20 years, providing information and training resources on water law and water conflicts...

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#456 – Protecting Groundwater Quality

Position #456 – October 15, 2020 WHEREAS, ground water is a critically important natural resource, especially in the mostly arid West; and WHEREAS, ground water management – the protection of its quality and its orderly, rational allocation and withdrawal for beneficial...

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#454 – Supporting Indian Water Rights Settlements

Position #454 – October 15, 2020 WHEREAS, the Western States Water Council, an instrumentality of eighteen westernstates advising Western Governors on water policy, has consistently supported negotiatedsettlement of disputed Indian water rights claims; and WHEREAS, the...

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#451 – Regarding the Reclamation Fund

Position #451 – July 22, 2020 WHEREAS, in the West, water is indeed our “life blood,” a vital and scarce resource the availability of which has and continues to circumscribe growth, development and our economic wellbeing and environmental quality of life – the wise...

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#448 – Supporting National Dam Safety Programs

Position #448 – July 22, 2020 WHEREAS, access to, and availability of, water profoundly influences growth and development, economic and environmental well-being, and the quality of life for the population; and WHEREAS, across the Nation, dams and reservoirs store water...

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