ICWP 2019 Committee Meeting Schedule

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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…

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…

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…
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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…

USACE Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership Pilot Projects

The US Army Corps of Entenerrs hosted a webinar on December 11, 2018 to discuss its upcoming pilot projects related to Public-Private funding of infrastructure projects.  The USACE' new construction backlog is in the range of $100B and the…

AWRA Names New Executive Vice President

Dresden Farrand Announced as New Executive Vice President of the American Water Resources Association Dresden Farrand to assume executive vice president duties for the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) January 2, 2019. MIDDLEBURG,…

Corps of Engineers FY 2019 Appropriations Passed

The President signed the FY 2019 Minibus Appropriation Bill on 21 September. It combined appropriations for the Legislative Branch, Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Energy & Water Development that funds the Army Corps of Engineers. This…

Western Governors Association weighs in on Water Supply Infrastructure

On June 5, the WGA sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources regarding the Water Supply Infrastructure and Drought Resilience Act (S. 2563). Citing relevant WGA Policy Resolutions, the letter expresses support…