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Registration Now Open
For Summer Water Law and Resource Issues Seminar
Registration is now open for the annual Summer Water Law and Resource Issues Seminar June 12-13 in Sun Valley, IWUA officials announced. A copy of the draft agenda for the seminar is available via the internet link listed below. There is also a link for on-line hotel reservations at the Sun Valley Resort. You can view the room rates here. Check back regularly as the Agenda will be updated regularly as participants are confirmed.
Paul L. Arrington Named New IWUA Executive Director
Paul L. Arrington of Twin Falls has been named as the new Executive Director for the Idaho Water Users Association and will start in his new role on May 1, IWUA President Jim Hudson announced today in Boise.
Mr. Arrington, a native of Twin Falls, joins the Association from a position with Barker Rosholt & Simpson LLP where his practice has focused largely on water and natural resource issues in Idaho and throughout the United States.
“Paul’s experience and knowledge of Idaho water issues will greatly benefit our members. He has demonstrated the ability and a willingness to serve all water users in Idaho. We expect the organization to continue to grow and flourish under his leadership,” Hudson said in making the announcement.
Arrington graduated from Boise State University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science, Human Resource Management Emphasis. He then graduated in 2005 from the Gonzaga University School of Law and joined Barker Rosholt & Simpson later that year. He is a frequent speaker on various topics relating to water law and other environmental issues including IWUA conferences, workshops and luncheons.
He is actively involved in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Twin Falls, recently serving as its president. He now serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the local Chamber of Commerce.
When not working, Mr. Arrington enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their four children. He is an avid cyclist and dabbles in triathlons.
He replaces Norm Semanko who has served as Executive Director & General Counsel since 2000. Semanko recently accepted a position as a Partner with the Boise-based law firm of Moffatt Thomas, where he leads the firm’s Water, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law Practice Groups.
"I am very excited about this opportunity to serve as Executive Director of the IWUA. I applaud Norm for paving a path of success for the Association and look forward to continuing those successes into the future,” Arrington said. “I look forward to working with the water users to defend and protect the rights of IWUA members to Idaho's precious water resources."
2017 FINAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
The Idaho Legislature has finished its 2017 session. IWUA carefully monitors water related legislative action on behalf of its membership. its membership and prepares regular reports on IWUA's position on the issue and the current status of the legislation.
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.