Water Banking/Exchange Workshops

This page is being maintained as an archive of past information and will not be updated.

The principle purpose of the workshops is to present information on water exchanges and water banking focused on Washington, including the statutory and policy framework existing in the state of Washington. They also provide a forum for discussion about efforts in western Washington to consider and develop exchange and banking approaches.

November 21, 2008

On November 21, 2008 Ecology hosted a workshop at the department of Ecology headquarters in Lacey to discuss Water Banking and Water Exchanges. The workshop was attended by a variety of participants including representatives from cities and counties, Ecology and other state agencies, federal agencies, tribes, watershed planning units, irrigation districts, public utilities, water conservancy boards, conservation districts, Washington Water Trust, Washington Rivers Conservancy, private consultants, and others.

The agenda for the workshop appears below and hyperlinks point to the presentation(s) associated with each agenda item.

Water Banking/Exchange Workshop
Friday, November 21, 2008
Ecology Headquarters Auditorium

AGENDA

Monday October 6, 2008
8:20 Welcome/Review the Agenda Peggy Clifford
8:30 Setting the Stage - Understanding Water Rights Brian Walsh
9:30 Overview: Water banking programs in the western United States Peggy Clifford
10:00 Issues to Consider with water banking/exchanges in Washington State
  1. Policy Framework - Yakima Pilot Water Exchange/Bank
  2. Legal Framework
Moderator:
Brian Walsh

Panel:
Bob Barwin
Bill Clarke
Peggy Clifford
Amanda Cronin

12:00 Lunch  
1:00 Valuation of Water - The Economics of Water Banking Harry Seely
2:45 Existing water banking programs in the northwest Moderator:
Brian Walsh

Panel:
Amanda Cronin
Bob Barwin

3:15 Water Banks in the planning stages Moderator:
Brian Walsh

Panel:
Amanda Cronin
Travis Burns 

3:15 Upcoming water bank legislation - For 2009 session Summary of key provisions  Peggy Clifford
3:30 Group Discussion:
Are you thinking of doing a water bank or water exchange program?
What kind of issues or questions are coming up?
Moderator:
Brian Walsh

Panel:
Bob Barwin
Amanda Cronin

4:00 Conclusions/Adjournment Brian Walsh

 


October 6, 2008

On October 6, 2008 Ecology hosted a workshop at the Edmonds Conference Center in Edmonds to discuss Water Banking and Water Exchanges. The workshop was attended by a variety of participants including representatives from cities and counties, Ecology and other state agencies, tribes, watershed planning units, irrigation districts, public utilities, Washington Water Trust, Washington Rivers Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, private consultants, and others.

The agenda for the workshop appears below and hyperlinks point to the presentation(s) associated with each agenda item.

Water Banking/Exchange Workshop
Thursday, October 6, 2008
Edmonds Convention Center

AGENDA

Monday October 6, 2008
9:00 Welcome/Review the Agenda Brian Walsh
9:30 Overview: Water banking programs in the western United States Peggy Clifford
10:00 Issues to Consider with water banking/exchanges in Washington State
  1. Policy Framework
  2. Legal Framework
  3. Trust Water Program
  4. Goals & Objectives for a Bank/Exchange

Presentations:

Moderator:
Brian Walsh

Panel:
Bob Barwin
Peter Dykstra
Lisa Pelly
Tim Flynn

12:00 Lunch  
1:00 Existing water banking programs in the northwest
  • Walla Walla
  • Yakima

Presentations:

Moderator:
Brian Walsh

Panel:
Amanda Cronin
Bob Barwin

2:00 Group Discussion:

Are you thinking of doing a water bank or water exchange program? 

What kind of issues or questions are coming up?

Group Discussion/Q and A

Moderator:
Brian Walsh

Panel:
Amanda Cronin
Travis Burns
Peggy Clifford

3:00 Conclusions/Adjournment  

July 10, 2008

On July 10, 2008 Ecology and the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) hosted a workshop at the Moses Lake Convention Center in Moses Lake to discuss Water Banking and Water Exchange.  The workshop was attended by a variety of participants including local elected officials, counties, watershed planning units, water conservancy boards, Ecology, Washington Water Trust, Washington Rivers Conservancy, and others.

The agenda for the workshop appears below and hyperlinks point to the presentation(s) associated with each agenda item.

Water Banking/Exchange Workshop
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Moses Lake Convention Center

AGENDA

Thursday July 10, 2008
9:00 Welcome/Review the Agenda Neil Aaland
9:30 Overview: Water banking programs in the western United States Peggy Clifford
10:00 Issues to Consider with water banking/exchanges in Washington State
  1. Policy Framework
  2. Legal Framework
  3. Trust Water Program
  4. Goals & Objectives for a Bank/Exchange

Presentations:

Moderator:
Peggy Clifford

Panel:
Bob Barwin
Peter Dykstra
Lisa Pelly
Tim Flynn

12:00 Lunch  
12:30 Existing water banking programs in the northwest
  • Deschutes - Bruce Aylward
  • Walla Walla - Cathy Schaeffer and Amanda Cronin
  • Yakima - Tom Ring

Presentations:

Moderator:
Neil Aaland
1:30 Group Discussion:

Are you thinking of doing a water bank or water exchange program? 

What kind of issues or questions are coming up?

  • Dave McClure, Klickitat WRIAs
  • Mike Rickel, Entiat WRIA
  • Group Discussion/Q and A
Moderator:
Neil Aaland
3:00 Conclusions/Adjournment