Entries by Sue Lowry, Executive Director


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]