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Women In Water Scholarship 2024-2025 Application Cycle Now Open

The Women in Water Scholarship Fund, founded and managed by several water professionals affiliated with NWRA, encourages young women to pursue fulfilling careers developing, managing and conserving water. This annual scholarship has been increased to $7,500 annually by the WIW Board of Directors. It is awarded to a woman pursuing an undergraduate degree in preparation for a career in any element of water resources, including water law, communications, community and government relations, or engineering. View complete details and apply here.

2024 North Dakota Waterways Photography Contest

The North Dakota Water Users Association along with its North Dakota Water partner organization has launched the 2024 North Dakota Waterways Photography Contest. They indicate they are looking for hidden away people and places that help showcase the state's water treasures. Entries are being accepted until May 17, 2024. Complete details are available here.

Utah Water Users Hold Workshop

On March 18–20 the Utah Water Users Association held its annual Workshop in St. George, Utah with nearly 900 in attendance. The two plus day conference featured speakers that provided state agency updates and discussed topics such as water banking, emergency management response, microplastics, endangered species, watershed protection, the Great Salt Lake, and the Colorado River. NWRA Executive Vice President, Dale Nellor, provided an update on NWRA efforts and the latest policy activities on Capitol Hill during the opening general session.

Oregon Water Resources Foundation (OWRF) Scholarship Program

The Oregon Water Resources Foundation (OWRF) maintains a college scholarship program that provides scholarships awards of between $3,000 to $10,000. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for undergraduate studies at an accredited two or four year college or university located in the United States. Demonstrating an interest in pursuing a career related to water, agriculture, and/or natural resources is required and coursework in policy, political science, agricultural science, and other related fields is recommended but not required. The application deadline for the 2024-2025 cycle is 5:00 p.m. PDT, April 30, 2024. View complete details here.

Idaho's Arrington Speaks at Northwest Irrigation Operators Conference

Idaho Water Users Association (IWUA) Executive Director Paul Arrington was recently invited to participate in the Northwest Irrigation Operators conference, that was held in Boise, Idaho. He participated on a panel of State organization executives that focused on issues in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada. Mr. Arrington was particularly please to see that a great number of the conference attendees were graduates of the IWUA's Headgate program which is a leadership academy specifically developed for people whose careers focus on water delivery operations.

Erin Wilson awarded prestigious 2024 Aspinall Award

The Colorado Water Congress awarded Erin Wilson, a life-long advocate of Colorado water issues, the 2024 Wayne N. Aspinall “Water Leader of the Year’ Award. The Aspinall Award is given annually in recognition of a career of service and contribution to Colorado’s water community. It is awarded to a person who has dedicated a significant part of his or her career to the advancement of the state and its programs to protect, develop and preserve the state’s water resources. See details here.


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