Tony Willardson, Executive Director of the Western States Water Council, gave this presentation at my panel, 90 Minutes with a Water Wonder Woman and Three Water Wise Men at the AWRA Annual Meeting in Orlando.
The emphasis is on Western water; that's his forte.
He's one of the smartest ones in the room when it comes to Western water. And he's one of the nicest guys in Western water. A true gentleman.
Tony Willardson has been with the Western States Water Council (WSWC) since 1979 and as Executive Director since 2009. The WSWC is affiliated with the Western Governors’ Association. He holds a BA in political science from Brigham Young University, and a MS in public administration from the University of Utah; and is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration (Pi Alpha Alpha). He oversees publication of a weekly newsletter, Western States Water and has authored numerous articles and reports covering such issues as: water project financing and cost sharing, groundwater management and recharge, water conservation, drought, water use fees, remote sensing of water use and interregional water transfers. He co‐authored the WGA’s 2012 report, Water Transfers in the West: Projects, Trends, and Leading Practices in Voluntary Water Trading. Tony is one of the West’s most perceptive and respected water leaders.
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