December 4-6, 2019

Davenport Hotel

10 South Post Street

​Spokane, Washington 99201


The Washington State Water Resources Association invites you to attend our annual conference at the Historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane.


We encourage members and non-members to become conference sponsors or exhibitors. There are lots of opportunities for sponsorships and plenty of space for our exhibitors.


We appreciate your attendance and encourage you to bring as many people looking for good information and important networking opportunities to this conference.


See you in Spokane.


Scott Revell, WSWRA President

Registration Fees


  • WSWRA Member - $500

  • NonMember - $550

  • Spouse/Guest Package - $150

Registration includes general sessions, conference materials, breaks, and meal functions

December 4-6, 2019

Spouse/Guest Package includes general sessions, breaks, and meal functions without conference materials

December 4-6, 2019


Reservations: (800) 899-1482

Local: (509) 455-8888

Mention 2019 WSWRA Annual

Conference for discounted rate

The Historic Davenport Hotel

10 South Post Street

Spokane, WA 99201

The Historic Davenport Hotel Rooms


      $159 - Single/Double Occupancy



Hotel room rates are subject to 12% state/local tax in addition to $2 per room/night TPA fee.


The Historic Davenport Hotel Parking


The garage is located on the corner of Post and 1st Street, and the valet garage is located off Post Street at the main entrance.

Conference room rates available December 4-6, 2019

Hotel reservation cut-off date November 4, 2019

Self-Park Rates


  • $5 for hour 1 - 4 hours
  • $1 each additional hour
  • $17 overnight

Valet Rates


  • $17 event valet
  • $22 overnight valet

Printable hotel details



The hotel will provide town car service for individual pick-up between the hours of 5 am and 12 midnight within a two-mile radius on a complimentary basis. This service will be available to all registered guests, based on availability.

Wednesday, December 4


10:00 am - Noon

WSWRA Legislative Committee Meeting – John Reed Board Room


1:30 - 4:30 pm

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Briefing – Grand Pennington Ballroom A


1:30 - 4:30 pm

IRRIGATION ISSUES WORKSHOP: FOCUS ON "Cybersecurity" Grand Pennington Ballroom B

(This workshop is free to all members)


The seminar will focus on the cybersecurity of two key areas:

• The information technology network underpinnings of district operations

• The operational technology components of district operations


The outcome of the seminar is for attendees to come away with strategies for:

• Assessing risk to district operations against a recognized cybersecurity standard

• Addressing identified risks by developing a corrective action plan

• Prioritizing and obtaining budget to execute against the plan




Thursday, December 5


7:00 - 8:00 am

Conference Registration – Hall of Doges Foyer


7:30 - 9:00 am

Headliner Breakfast – Marie Antoinette Ballroom


Shelby Hagenauer, Deputy Commissioner, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, DC


Lorri Gray, Pacific Northwest Regional Director, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, ID


OPENING GENERAL SESSION – Grand Pennington Ballrooms A & B


9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Scott Revell, WSWRA President


9:15 - 9:45 am

Keynote: Mary Verner,  Water Resources Program Manager, Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA


9:45 - 10:45 am

Developing the Oroville-Tonasket ID Water Bank: Jay O'Brien, Manager, Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, Tyson Carlson, Aspect Consulting


10:45 - 11:00 am

Break – Grand Pennington Ballroom C


11:00 - 11:45 am

"The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Microbial Water Quality Research in Washington State (2015-2019)": Ronald Bond, Water Quality Researcher, University of California, Davis, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, Davis, CA


12:00 - 1:45 pm

WSWRA AWARDS LUNCHEON – Marie Antoinette Ballroom


AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION – Grand Pennington Ballrooms A & B


2:00 - 2:45 pm

Report from the Irrigation District Elections Workgroup: Mike Schwisow, Tom Myrum, and Justin Harter, WSWRA Workgroup representatives


2:45 - 3:45 pm

Basics of Public Works Contracting: Anna Franz, Attorney at Law, Lemargie, Kennison, Franz and Whitaker, Ephrata, WA


Recent Water Quality Cases: Norm Semanko, Attorney at Law, Parsons, Behle & Latimer, Boise, ID


3:45 – 4:00 pm

Break – Grand Pennington Ballroom C


4:00 - 4:30 pm

WSWRA Membership Meeting – President Scott Revell presiding

  • NWRA National Director’s Report – Larry Martin
  • State of the Association Address – Tom Myrum
  • Nominating Committee Report - Dave Solem


4:30 – 5:00 pm

WSWRA Board of Directors Meeting – Grand Pennington A&B


Dinner on Own




Friday, December 6


7:00 - 8:00 am

Registration – Hall of Doges Foyer


7:30 - 9:15 am

Headliner Breakfast – Marie Antoinette Ballroom


8:15 am

Breakfast Speaker: Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance, Klamath Falls, OR


CLOSING GENERAL SESSION – Grand Pennington Ballroom A & B


9:15 - 10:15 am

Keynote: Derek Sandison, Director, Washington Department of Agriculture, Olympia, WA


10:15 - 10:45 am

"Fish, Farms, and Screens - WDFW's Work with Irrigation Districts": Danny Didricksen, Fish Screening Section Manager, Yakima Construction Shop, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Yakima, WA


10:45 - 11:15 am

Break – Hall of Doges Foyer


11:15 am - Noon

Washington Water Law Update: Stephanie Duvall, Washington Attorney General's Office, Olympia, WA


12:00 pm



See you next year at the Historic Davenport Hotel, December 2-4, 2020



You can help make the 2019 WSWRA Conference and Annual Membership meeting a success by sponsoring a function during the program. All levels of sponsorship will receive signage at sponsored function and organization name and description in the conference program. There are several levels of sponsorship to fit your organization's budget. Please consider giving $150, $350, $650, or more in sponsorship. You choose the level of contribution for your organization.

  • Bronze level $150 - Coffee Service

  • Silver level $350 - Breaks

  • Gold level $600 - Breakfasts

  • Platinum level $800 - Awards Luncheon

  • Premier level $1000 - Conference

Premier level sponsorship also includes:


Organization's name and logo (black/white) on 2' x 2.5' sign. Sign will be displayed for the entirety of the conference. The organization's logo will also be printed in the conference program with the organization's name and short writeup along with verbal recognition given during the conference opening address.

Sponsorship cut-off date November 22, 2019

The Washington State Water Resources Association 2019 Conference and Annual Membership meeting provides an excellent opportunity to acquaint attendees with new products and services. We have structured the program and on-site arrangements to give optimum exposure to suppliers and customized services.


Exhibitors will be provided with a 6-foot skirted table with exposure to our members and attendees.


Exhibits may be set up Wednesday, December 4, in the afternoon or between 7:00-8:00 am Thursday, December 5.


All exhibits need to be removed no later than noon on Friday, December 6.


Please note there is no overnight security provided.

Exhibitor cut-off date November 15, 2019





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