AWRA-WA June 2021 Virtual Lunch Meeting: Legislative Update

  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


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The American Water Resources Association Washington Section presents:

AWRA-WA Virtual Lunch Meeting--

Annual Legislative Update from the Department of Ecology Water Resources Program

Speakers: Robin G. McPherson and Dave Christensen, Washington State Department of Ecology

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL MEETING!!!  You will receive a link to participate via our webinar service when you register AND the day before the event.

Thank you to Green Economics for sponsoring the technology of this event!

Abstract: Despite the remote session to comply with public health protections, the legislature was busy this year!  The legislature passed two targeted water resource bills, as well as passing funding for new important initiatives for adjudications and water banking.  Dave and Robin will discuss the water resource-related bills and funding provisos that were introduced, describe the key policy debates, and discuss next steps for implementation of these measures.

Our Speakers: Robin G. McPherson is the Adjudication Manager at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She has worked in water law since 2011, advising and representing Ecology in permit, rulemaking, adjudication and related matters. Ms. McPherson is a 2000 honors graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and a native of Aberdeen, Washington.

Dave Christensen is the Program Development and Operations Support Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Program. In this position that he has held for the last seven years, he works with the legislature and elected officials, and leads a team that leads program implementation, and develops state policies and rules on water resource management. Dave has more than 25 years of professional experience in water resource, public health and environmental management.  He 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.


Free for EVERYONE!!! 

Thank you for continuing to support the Washington Section of AWRA during this unprecedented event.  To the best of our ability, we will continue to help you learn about water resources issues and connect with other members.  Thank you for staying home and staying safe and we look forward to seeing everyone in person when it's safe to do so!


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