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2020 AWRA-WA State Conference (Virtual Event)

  • 06 Oct 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Event



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When: OCTOBER 6th, 2020

Location: To protect the safety of everyone, this year's conference will be held virtually!  More details on the specific format will be available in the coming weeks.

Conference Theme: This year’s theme, “The Challenges of Change: How Washington is Responding to Interdisciplinary Changes to Water Resources”, will highlight recent and ongoing changes to water supply and water quality, and the market, technological, regulatory, and legislative responses to those changes. This year’s conference will present interdisciplinary perspectives on and approaches to changes in water resources, including municipal, agricultural, environmental, and energy-related perspectives.  

Tony Willardson from the Western States Water Council will present the keynote address, sharing his insights on the role of resiliency in managing water resources.  Session 1 will provide an overview of how Washington water quality, regional water use and demand, and hydrology have changed over time, and the changes that are expected to occur in the future.  Session 2 will focus on how markets are responding to changes in water resources, supply, and quality, and will identify market solutions that can be used to adapt to those changes.  This session will feature speakers from municipal, agricultural, hydropower, and environmental perspectives on market solutions.  Session 3 will discuss technological responses and solutions that can be implemented to adapt to changes in water resources, supply, and quality.  This session will feature speakers who will discuss technology being implemented in the municipal, agricultural, and fish conservation contexts.  Session 4 will provide a panel discussion on the role of policy, regulations, and legislation in preparing for, adapting, and prompting change in water supply, water quality, and water use.

Conference Schedule:

Keynote Address: Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council

Session 1: Changes to Water Quality and Water Supply

    Tom Ring
    Mindy Roberts, Washington Water Council
    Gretchen Greene, Greene Economics


Session 2: Market Solutions and Response to Change

    Richael Young, Mammoth Water
    Greg McLaughlin, Washington Water Trust
    Mitch Kunstel, Seattle City Light


Session 3: Technological Response and Solutions to Change

    Randy Reber, Round Lake Farm
    Tom Quinn, University of Washington
    Armin Munévar, Jacobs
    Tracy Tackett, City of Seattle


Session 4: Policy Responses to Change

    Senator Judy Warnick
    Maia Bellon, Cascadia Law Group
    Brady Kent, Yakama Tribe
    Arden Thomas, Kittitas County
    Rachael Paschal Osborn

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 Membership Level
Student/Recent Graduate, Eligible Sponsored Attendee
Early Bird Registration (before 9/18)
Standard Registration (after 9/18)

And remember, your paid conference registration also earns you a membership to AWRA-WA for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021 (a $35 value)!

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