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Tuesday, July 23 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Water Policy

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The Water Policy Working Group provides an important dialogue to address water policy issues throughout the Pacific Northwest region. By connecting with legislators, private-sector and universities, we work to identify best practices to improve water security, adaptation of climate change, and storage options. We also provide updates to the region on the Columbia River Treaty and explore linkages with other working groups, including Invasive Species.

Working Group Co-Chairs:
Senator Jim Honeyford, Washington State Legislature
David Hill, Director, Centres & Institutes & Research Advocacy, University of Lethbridge

Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
Senator Jim Honeyford, Washington State Legislature
David Hill, Director, Centres & Institutes & Research Advocacy, University of Lethbridge

Managing the St. Mary River and Milk River Basin
Brian Yee, Alberta (Invited)

Innovation in Water Management
Mike Nemeth, Alberta Water Smart, Agriculture Waters Future Initative (invited)

Global view of Access Water
Dr. Jay Famiglietti, PhD, Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability (invited)

Water Policy Legislative Roundtable 
A Round Robin panel of legislators from across PNWER will showcase water policy, legislative, regulatory, and finance issues from various PNWER jurisdictions. They will also explore how they are proposing to move forward and address these emerging challenges.
Rep. Terry Gestrin, Idaho State Legislature
Herb Cox, MLA, Government of Saskatchewan


More details on the Working Group here. 

Speakers
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Dr. Jay Famiglietti

Professor, University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability
Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, a professor and the Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing, Before moving to Saskatchewan, he served as the Senior Water Scientist... Read More →
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Herb Cox

MLA, Government of Saskatchewan
Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Herb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brandon University. After graduation he moved to Saskatchewan and, while employed with a financial institution, worked in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Swift Current, and North Battleford.Prior... Read More →
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Terry Gestrin

Legislator; Invasive Species Working Group Co-chair, Idaho State Legislature
Representative Gestrin was appointed in August 2012, to fill a House vacancy in District 8. He was born in Cascade, Idaho, and earned his B.B.A. in finance from Idaho State University. In the past he has been a Volunteer Fire Chief, the Donnelly Valley County Commissioner, Chairman... Read More →
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David Hill

Program Director; Water Policy Working Group Co-chair, Alberta Water Research Institute
David Hill is jointly appointed by Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge as the Director of Development for the Southern Alberta Agriculture & Agribusiness Program. This initiative integrates academic training, fundamental and applied research from the college and university... Read More →
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Sen. Jim Honeyford

Legislator; Water Policy Working Group Co-chair, Washington State Legislature
Senator Honeyford has been a member of Washington’s Legislative Leadership for an extended period of time; serving as Republican Deputy Floor Leader (2015, 2013-14, 2011-12, 2009-10) Republican Caucus Chair (2005-06), Majority Caucus Chair (2004) and Republican Whip (2001-02). Senator... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:30pm - 4:45pm
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