WSU Whatcom County Extension

Water Supply Symposium

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

 

2017 Presentations

Introduction by Sue Blake

 

Key Note – Jay Manning, Partner Cascadia Law Group

Jay Manning, former Chief of Staff for Governor Christine Gregoire, former Director of Washington State Department of Ecology, and current Chair of the Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council, has extensive experience with water supply, water rights, and instream flow topics and knowledge of Whatcom County’s water supply issues.

 

Session I - Legal Access to Water

Overview of Washington Water – Doug Allen, Washington State Department of Ecology
Legal Decision Affecting Administration of Water Law – Bill Clarke, Attorney at Law and Adam Gravley, Van Ness Feldman
Moderated Panel Question/Answer Session


Overview of Washington Water
   Doug Allen, Washington State Department of Ecology
     - 2017wss_Allen_SWR (pdf)

 

   
Legal Decision Affecting Administration of Water Law
   Bill Clarke, Attorney at Law and Adam Gravley, Van Ness Feldman
     - 2017wss_Clarke (pdf)
     - 2017wss_Gravley_LDAAWL (pdf)

 

Session II - Who Gets Their Water From Where?

Where’s the Water – Jay Chennault, Associated Earth Sciences
Who’s Using the Water – Sue Blake, WSU Extension/Washington Sea Grant
What do the Fish Need (Instream Needs) – Treva Coe, Nooksack Tribe Natural Resources
Increasing Knowledge – Gary Stoyka, Whatcom County Public Works Natural Resources
Questions/Answers Session


Where’s the Water
   Jay Chennault, Associated Earth Sciences
     - 2017wss_Chennault_WtW (pdf)

 


Who’s Using the Water
   Sue Blake, WSU Extension/Washington Sea Grant
     - 2017wss_Blake_WiUtW (pdf)

 


What do the Fish Need (Instream Needs)

   Treva Coe, Nooksack Tribe Natural Resources
     - 2017wss_Coe_IFNfF (pdf)

 


Increasing Knowledge

   Gary Stoyka, Whatcom County Public Works Natural Resources
     - 2017wss_Stoyka_IK (pdf)

 

Session III - Factors for the Future

Factoring Climate Change in Water Supply Planning – Clare Fogelsong, City of Bellingham
International Border Water Resource Considerations – Doug Allen, Washington State Department of Ecology
Reconciling Land Use and Water Demand – Mark Personius, Whatcom County Planning and Development Services
Questions/Answers Session


Factoring Climate Change in Water Supply Planning

   Clare Fogelsong, City of Bellingham
     - 2017wss_Fogelsong_CaWS (pdf)

 


International Border Water Resource Considerations

   Doug Allen, Washington State Department of Ecology
     - 2017wss_Allen_BCWA (pdf)

 


Reconciling Land Use & Water Demand
   Mark Personius, Whatcom County Planning and Development Services
     - 2017wss_Personius_RLUaWD (pdf)

 

Session IVa - The Road to Solutions

Putting the Pieces Together – Sue Blake, WSU Extension/Washington Sea Grant
Current Strategies
- Stream Flow Augmentation – Chuck Lindsay, Associated Earth Sciences
- Deep Aquifer Water Supply– Dan Eisses, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District
- Rainwater Catchment – Sarah Cierebiej, Whatcom County Health Department
- Rural Community Drinking Water Systems: Bridging the Gap – Dave Olson, Water System Services
- Water Efficiency in Agriculture – Greg Ebe, Bertrand Watershed Improvement District


Stream Flow Augmentation

   Chuck Lindsay, Associated Earth Sciences
     - 2017wss_Lindsay_SFA (pdf)

 


Deep Aquifer Water Supply

   Dan Eisses, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District
     - 2017wss_Eisses_DAWSP (pdf)

 


Rainwater Catchment

   Sarah Cierebiej, Whatcom County Health Department
     - 2017wss_Cierebiej (pdf)

 


Rural Community Drinking Water Systems: Bridging the Gap

   Dave Olson, Water System Services
     - 2017wss_Olson_RWCPWS (pdf)

 


Water Efficiency in Agriculture

   Greg Ebe, Bertrand Watershed Improvement District
     - 2017wss_Ebe_WEiA (pdf)

Session IVb - The Road to Solutions

Exploring New Solutions – Jim Bucknell, RH2
Water Law Opportunities – Jay Manning, Cascadia Law Group
Questions/Answers Session

 

Session V - Moving Forward Panel

Panel discussion on advancing a framework that builds on existing efforts, relationships, and community support for addressing water supply, and the necessary steps for moving forward.

Panel Members:
- Mayor Kelli Linville, City of Bellingham
- Executive Jack Louws, Whatcom County
- Greg Ebe, Board Member Bertrand Watershed Improvement District
- Chairman Julius, Lummi Nation
- Steve Jilk, General Manager, Public Utility District No. 1

 

 

 

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