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Idaho Water Users Association

IWUA Summer Seminar Registration Now Open;

Salmon Recovery Court Decision Tops Agenda Items

           A recent ruling by a federal district court judge in Oregon striking down the current salmon recovery plan and making removal of four Snake River dams a consideration in a new plan that must be done in two years will be center stage at the annual Summer Water Law and Resource Issues Seminar June 13-14 at the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, the Idaho Water Users Association announced today.

            “The ruling is a hugely important issue for all Idaho water users and was reported in nearly every newspaper in the country. We have organized a special presentation on June 13 so that seminar attendees can hear in detail just what is in the 150-page opinion issued by Judge Michael Simon and what it means for Idaho water users,” said Norm Semanko, IWUA Executive Director and General Counsel.

            “The judge’s ruling is certain to generate a huge demand for seminar attendance.  Historically there are always a large number of people who want to attend the seminar but with this latest element, people who are want to attend  the seminar should not delay in making their reservations and getting registered,” Semanko said.      

            Seminar registration is now open.  Seminar registration and panel details plus hotel accommodation information are available at the end of this article.

            Other topics on the agenda include an examination of the Idaho Water Sustainability Plan and groundwater flow model updates and an update from Idaho’s Adjudication Court.

            Conflicts over who gets water will feature presentations on the results of the Rangen Delivery Call appeals, an update on the conflict in the Treasure Valley over refill and flood control releases and a look at the Wood River Basin water delivery calls.

            The annual summer seminar provides attendees a critical look into the latest developments affecting or involving national, regional and local water and environmental issues.  IWUA organizers traditionally develop a variety of speakers and panels that include top subject matter experts from around the nation, during the two-day seminar.

            Other panel discussions set for the seminar include:

               ·        New Federal Policy on Mitigating Project Impacts;

·        Washington, D.C. Federal Legislative Update; and

·        A litigation update on Sage Grouse and Waters of the US;

             For more information, contact IWUA in Boise at (208) 344-6690



IWUA 2016 Legislative Action Final Report

The 2016 session of the Idaho Legislature is now history.  Click Here for a final report regarding IWUA and water related issues and legislation.


Mark Your Calendar

April 11-13 NWRA Federal Water Seminar – Washington Court – Washington, D.C.

June 13-14 IWUA Summer Water Law & Resource Issues Seminar – Sun Valley

August 3-5 NWRA Western Water Seminar – Sun Valley Resort - Sun Valley, ID

November 3-4 IWUA 33rd Water Law Seminar – The Riverside Hotel - Boise

November. 14-16 NWRA Annual Convention – Hotel del Coronado – San Diego, CA


IWUA is organized to promote, aid and assist the development, control, conservation, preservation and utilization of the water   resources of the State of Idaho and to cooperate with similar organizations in other states.  IWUA represents irrigation water users, municipalities, hydropower, aquaculture, agri-businesses and businesses interested in the perpetuation of wise water use in Idaho and our nation. The Idaho Water Users Association consists of approximately 300 irrigation districts and canal companies, agri-businesses, public water supply organizations, professional firms and individuals from around the state that manage water supplies for more than 2 million acres of irrigated Idaho farmland.
1010 West Jefferson, Suite 101
Boise, ID 83702
Tel - (208) 344-6690 ~ Fax- (208) 344-2744