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DRBC Staff Named to Interstate Council on Water Policy's Board of Directors

DRBC Secretary and Assistant General Counsel Pamela Bush has been named to the Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP)'s Board of Directors. ICWP is a national organization of state and regional water resource management agencies that promotes integrated water resources management to address water quantity and quality concerns, ground water and surface water management, and economic and environmental sustainability. The Board of Directors adopts position statements on topics of interest for the agency: for example, data collection and sharing, comprehensive planning, and water supply emergency preparedness.

DRBC's Amy Shallcross, Supervisor of the Operations Section of the Water Resources Management Branch, also serves ICWP as the chair of its Water Data Science and Planning Committee. A main focus of this committee is championing support for the USGS streamflow monitoring system; ICWP is a vocal advocate for continued funding for this essential real-time stream gage network. Additional priorities of this committee include water data collection, accessibility, and compatibility, model development, and mapping.

A section 501(c)(3) educational association formed in 1959 and based in Arlington, Va., ICWP is the voice for state and interstate water resource managers. It serves its members by representing their interests before Congress and key federal agencies, by keeping them informed about water policy issues, and by offering networking opportunities. 

As a long-time member of ICWP, DRBC recognizes the value of being a part of this national network of water managers and supports its mission to promote the principles of integrated water resources management. Both Ms. Bush and Ms. Shallcross look forward to serving ICWP in their various capacities.