Our upcoming conference brings together an exceptional faculty to address major developments for Tribal water in the Pacific Northwest. We are pleased to include Pamela Williams, Director of the Indian Water Rights Office at the US Department of the Interior. Key topics include:
- Impact of the 2016 Presidential election on federal and Tribal water policies
- Update on pending Tribal water issues in the Pacific Northwest including Klamath Basin issues
- Stream flows in the Pacific Northwest including water release management on the Columbia River
- Update on the Culverts Case, the Hirst Case, and other judicial developments impacting Tribal water management
- Provisions of the EPA’s new rule authorizing tribes to administer the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) program within their reservations
- Technical considerations of water resources management
Throughout the conference, we will explore ways in which Tribes, local governments and water agencies can work cooperatively to ensure an adequate and sustained supply of water for mutually beneficial uses into the future. We hope you can join us.
Join us for a comprehensive overview of the law governing Tribal water rights and the impact on Tribal water projects. The program will cover:
• Long range regional precipitation forecasts for the Southwest and the impact on water supplies
• Stretching water supplies through Tribal water banking
• Recent adjudications of Tribal water rights through litigation and settlement negotiations
• Prospects for future Congressional action on Indian water rights settlements
• A detailed look at administrative and legislative process that settlement parties will need to consider as they seek federal funding for future settlements
• Data collection for gathering the evidence necessary to prove your legal case on water rights issues
• Adapting water management strategies to new EPA Clean Water Act regulations
• Innovative water marketing and exchange agreements to enable Tribes, local governments, and non-Tribal water users to ensure an adequate and sustained supply of water
We hope you see you there. If travel is a problem, you can also participate via live webcast.
Click here for the full program agenda.