Conference & Annual Meeting

2021 Conference & Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for our VIRTUAL Annual Conference! [Note: this is our previously postponed November 2020 event.]

Thursday, March 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Pacific Time)


The League presents its 2021 annual conference “With One Voice”. To remain in compliance with COVID-19 regulations, we will meet virtually via ZOOM. The annual conference serves as a forum where attendees can stay up-to-date and informed of efforts to develop, maintain, and improve the Columbia Basin Project.

Topics will include:

  • Economic Impact of the Columbia Basin Project
  • Columbia Basin Project Partner Collaboration
  • View from the Canals—Irrigation District Projects and Updates
  • Odessa Ground Water Replacement Program Update
  • Steps to Columbia Basin Project Completion
  • The Role of Washington Water Law and Secondary Use Permits
  • Who Funds Water Infrastructure Projects?
Speakers will include:
  • Melissa Downes, Office of the Columbia River, Department of Ecology
  • Madison Moore, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Jed Crowther, East Columbia Basin Irrigation District
  • Ian Lyle, National Water Resources Association
  • Vicky Scharlau, Columbia Basin Development League
  • Representative Mike Steele, Washington State Legislature
  • Craig Simpson, East Columbia Basin Irrigation District
  • Roger Sonnichsen, Quincy Columbia Basin Irrigation District
  • Dave Solem, South Columbia Basin Irrigation District
  • ….and more!

For conference sponsorship information, please email Julie Brezicha or call her at 509-782-9446.

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