Entries by Sue Lowry, Executive Director

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Minutes Board of Directors meeting January 3, 2019

Interstate Council on Water Policy Summary of Board Meeting (Via phone) January 3, 2019 In attendance:Brian Atkins, Chair; Sue Lowry, Executive Director; Julie Cunningham; Drew Dehoff; Earl Lewis; Kirstin Wallace; Jennifer Hogget; Amy Shallcross; Heidi Moltz. Action Items for Board: Review DOI letter when final draft issued  Review draft website (icwp.com).  Check for organization. Send comments […]

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Water Planning Committee Meeting Summary January 14, 2019 Conference Call

Call to Order—Chair Jennifer Hoggatt-Missouri DNR Jennifer called to order at 9:04 a.m. MST Introductions of Participants on the call Jennifer Hoggatt, MO DNR; Sue Lowry, ICWP Executive Director; Peter Gill, Wyoming Water Development Office; Brian Atkins, Alabama DECA; Ed Swaim, Arkansas NRC; Jennifer Schellpeper, Nebraska DNR. Review Meeting Summary from December 17, 2018 call […]

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The Alabama Water Institute and the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Law Present: Water Resources Law: A Symposium–Feb. 1, 2019

The Alabama Water Institute and the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Law Present: Water Resources Law: A Symposium Friday, February 1 from 8:30- 3:30pm Join us for this special online symposium focusing on current issues in water resources law in Alabama. A distinguished faculty will address topics of local and national importance, including the 2015 Waters of […]

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ICWP Comment letter on Dept. of Interior Planned Reorganization 1/22/19

ICWP weighs in on the DOI’s planned reorganization scheduled to take effect July 1, 2019.  Lack of communication and consultation to the states has created confusion and concern regarding the federal government’s ability to effectively fulfill its water resource obligations in the future.  Read ICWP’s letter to Acting Secretary Bernhardt: 

NIDIS Reauthorization/Weather Research and Forecasting

On January 7, 2019 the President signed S.2200 into law, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Reauthorization Act (Pub. L. 115-423). The Senate passed the bipartisan legislation unanimously on December 18, and the House passed the bill on December 20 by a vote of 379-9. The bill reauthorizes the NIDIS program (15 U.S.C. §313d), […]

Kelvin Droegemeier confirmed as the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Lawmakers on the final day of the 115thCongress confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which has operated without a chief for nearly two years. As OSTP director, Droegemeier would be the president’s top advisor on artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other emerging technology issues. A meteorologist by training, he […]