Entries by Sue Lowry, Executive Director

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 […]

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Water Data and Science Webinar Summary, December 13, 2018

Meeting Summary Water Data & Science Committee December 13, 2018 1 p.m. Mtn, 2 p.m. Central; 3 p.m. Eastern Time Call to Order—Chair Amy Shallcross DRBCcalled to order at 3:05 EST Introductions of Participants on the call Amy Shallcross, DRBC and Chair; Brian Atkins, Alabama DECA; Becca Fong, KISTERS; Chad Wagner, USGS; Ken Brazil, Arkansas […]


Minutes Board of Directors meeting December 7, 2018

Interstate Council on Water Policy Summary of Board Meeting (Via phone) December 7, 2018 In attendance:Brian Atkins, Chair; Sue Lowry, Executive Director; Drew Dehoff; Earl Lewis, Kirstin Wallace; Jen Orr; Jennifer Hogget; Amy Shallcross; Heidi Moltz. Action Items for Board: Provide pictures, bios and testimonials for website Review draft website (icwpdev.com) Refresh old interstate report […]


Legislation & Policy Committee Meeting Summary Dec. 10, 2018 Conference Call

Meeting Summary Legislation and Policy Committee December 10, 2018 8 a.m. Mtn, 9 a.m. Central; 10 a.m. Eastern Time Call to Order—Executive Director Sue Lowry called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m. MST as Kirsten Wallace, Chair was a few minutes late joining the call. All participants introduced themselves including their agency and brief […]


AWRA State Water Plans Monograph

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) recently (December, 2018) posted results obtained from their National Leadership Institute Workshop for State Officials.   Seventeen states and their water planning methods and products are featured, including several ICWP members.  Authors were asked to follow a common format, providing an elevator speech that succinctly describes the purpose of […]