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Idaho Water Users Association

Ditchrider, Applicator Recertification Workshops

 Workshops for applicator recertification will be held in February and March at locations around the southern half of the state.  Here are the dates and locations; click on the date to see the agenda for the workshop.


 Registration closed -No registration at the door

February 14 - Idaho Falls; February 15 - Rupert; February 17 - Meridian


February 28 - Rupert;

March 1 - Jerome;

March 2 - Meridian

Water in Idaho and the West Conference in Burley

        As part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit entitled “Water/Ways,” Burley Public Library will host a daylong conference exploring water in Idaho and the west on February 16th at the Superior Conference Center, 1051 Oakley Ave. in Burley.

       The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public, but the requires advance registration.  You can get more information and register on-line at You can also get more details by contacting the Burley Public Library at (208) 878-7708

        The conference will feature speakers, panels and presentations including Barbara Cosens, a water law attorney and University of Idaho College of Law professor who will present “Adapting Water Law to a Changing Climate: Through the Window of Drought.”

         Dr. Kevin Marsh, a Professor with Idaho State University will present “Slipping Through the Cracks: The Snake River, It’s Aquifer, and Idaho's Water Conflicts.”

         Lunch Speaker will be Dr. Cort Conley who will speak on “Songs of the Winds: 1200 Miles Down the Snake River.”

         Russ Tremayne, College of Southern Idaho history professor, will moderate a discussion with local water users about issues and concerns today. It will also feature Randy Bingham, former manager of the Burley Irrigation District; Randy Brown, of the Southwest Irrigation District; Brian Olmstead of the Twin Falls Canal Company; Mark Davidson of the Nature Conservancy; Barry Pater, Chair of the CSI Aquaculture Dept. and a representative of Idaho Power.

          Other topics will include the future of hydropower, recreation, and aquaculture.  Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Mark Your Calendar

February 14-17, 2017 – IWUA Ditchrider Workshops – Idaho Falls, Rupert, Meridian

February 23-24, 2017 – Family Farm Alliance Annual Meeting   – Las Vegas, Nevada

February 28 - March 2, 2017 – IWUA Applicator Recertification Workshops – Rupert, Jerome, Meridian

June 12-13, 2017 – IWUA Summer Water Law & Resource Issues Seminar – Sun Valley

IWUA is organized to promote, aid and assist the development, control, conservation, preservation and utilization of the water   resources of the State of Idaho and to cooperate with similar organizations in other states.  IWUA represents irrigation water users, municipalities, hydropower, aquaculture, agri-businesses and businesses interested in the perpetuation of wise water use in Idaho and our nation. The Idaho Water Users Association consists of approximately 300 irrigation districts and canal companies, agri-businesses, public water supply organizations, professional firms and individuals from around the state that manage water supplies for more than 2 million acres of irrigated Idaho farmland.
1010 West Jefferson, Suite 101
Boise, ID 83702
Tel - (208) 344-6690 ~ Fax- (208) 344-2744