A Narrow View of the Appropriations Process May Mislead Readers

Recently, The Wall Street Journal posted an article about federal spending on lock and dam repair along the Monongahela River in Ohio. Excerpts: The Ohio and Mississippi River lock-and-dam systems are slated to receive an influx of federal money for much needed repairs, despite an uncertain future for the coal shipping industry they serve...

Scott Cameron takes Water Conservation District oath

Congratulations to our colleague Scott Cameron, who recently took the oath of office as Director of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD). This is an elective office and Scott received nearly 91,000 votes in last month’s election. This was his first attempt at elective office...

Colorado’s “New” Water Plan

Since the writings of Solomon nearly 3,000 years ago, it has been said that “there is nothing new under the sun.” He was not referring to the continuous planning by water officials in the West, but he could not have described it better...

The future of federal water policy

Despite Federal water policy currently being in a state of legal limbo (for more, see here), it seems a near certainty that policies affecting water and environmental permitting will change in the coming years.  Our colleague Don Riley addressed this issue in speeches at Harvard Law School and MIT...

The Tenn-Tom Waterway Honors Don Waldon

When Don Waldon retired in 2005 after 21 years as Administrator of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority, Bob Dawson was honored to welcome him to Dawson & Associates.  It was an easy decision for him: Under Don’s leadership at the Tenn-Tom Authority, the organization significantly improved the economic well-being and quality of life in the four-state region and the nation...