2016 Washington State Legislative Update: Joint AWRA-WA & Washington Hydrologic Society Meeting

  • 14 Jun 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Naked City Brewery 8564 Greenwood Ave N. Seattle, WA 98103


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The American Water Resource Association Washington Section and

Washington Hydrologic Society


2016 Washington State Legislative Update –

Focus on Water Resource Issues

 David Christensen
Department of Ecology Water Resources Program

 Tuesday, June 14, 2016

 At: Naked City Brewery
8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 838-6299

 Social and Networking - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dinner - 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Presentation - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Abstract:  Water resource issues are always contentious during the legislative session.  This year was no different.  What was different from recent years was that several water resource bills made it through the legislative process and were signed into law.  Dave will talk about the good, the bad, and the political.  He will discuss the bills that didn’t pass, and provide some of the “back story” and insight about the likelihood similar issues will arise again next year.  He will also cover how Ecology is implementing the bills that passed.  And, if asked, he probably can make some not-so-bold predictions for the 2017 session!

About the speaker:  Dave has been the Program Development Section Manager for Washington Department of Ecology Water Resources Program for the last two years. He leads a team that develops state rules and policies, and works with the legislature on changes to water resource laws.  Overall, he has worked in environmental health and natural resource protection programs for state and local government for twenty years. Dave holds a B.S. degree from the University of Washington in Fisheries Biology and an M.S. in Limnology and Oceanography from the University of Wisconsin.

Directions: I-5 Northbound or Southbound: take exit 172 to North 85th Street.  Follow North 85th Street to Greenwood Ave North.  Turn right onto Greenwood Ave North.  Brewery will be on the right.

Fees: $20 with food plus wine/beer;  $15 with food plus soft drinks; Free for students; Attendance to presentation welcomed for free without purchase of food and drink.

Registration as a guest is available if you are not a member of AWRA-WA.

Cancellation Policy: AWRA-WA will fully refund the registration fee if cancellation notice is received within 5 days of the event.


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