April to August 2023 Edition

Welcome to our new newsletter format! You can peruse summaries of the articles below and navigate between pages using the links on the left. If you encounter any issues or would like to provide feedback on the new format, please email waawra.webmaster@gmail.com. Enjoy!

  President's Notes

Highlights of recent AWRA-WA activities from President Jessica Kuchan. Read more

  State Conference Update

Please join us for the Annual State Conference on September 28, 2023. The theme for this year’s conference is The Four Corners of Washington – Water Resource Challenges and Adaptations. This will be our first in-person State Conference since 2019. Read more or register for the conference here

  Student Fellowship Winners

AWRA-WA is proud to announce the award of fellowships to four Washington state students working in water resources. Congratulations to 2023 AWRA-WA Student Fellowship recipients Edward Vlasenko (CWU), Shahzaib Khan (UW), Hailey Smith (WSU), and Bethany Kharrazi (CWU). Read about the 2023 recipients and find out more information on the AWRA-WA awards program here.

  AWRA-WA & AWRA-CWU Dinner Meeting

In April 2023, 40 members from AWRA-WA and Central Washington University’s Student chapter met up in Ellensburg for their first in-person gathering in over three years. The event featured Arden Thomas from Kittitas County’s Water Resource Program, who shared the history of “Kittitas County’s Trailblazing Water Resource Program” to respond to domestic water needs through public-private water banking partnerships. Read more

  AWRA-UW Student Chapter Celebrates Earth Day

University of Washington AWRA Student Chapter activities resume with two special campus events to commemorate Earth Day. Click here for pictures and news from the events.

  Automated Testing for Water Resources Models

Dr. Anurag Mishra details new developments in numeric modeling, including how DSI LLC’s Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code Plus (EFDC+) is being applied to develop a hydro-thermal model of Lake Washington and a water quality model for the Lower Duwamish Waterway. Read more

  Washington Drought Response

2023 began with promise for Washington’s rivers and streams. Reservoirs were full, soils were refilling with slowly melting snow, and Washington skiers were enjoying the slopes later in the season than usual. However, three months later, Washington was facing the reality of yet another extreme drought. What happened? And how would water resource professionals respond? Read more

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Thank You, 2023 AWRA-WA Basin Sponsors!

Visit the Sponsorship Page or contact Jessica Kuchan for information about supporting AWRA-WA


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