2016 Tribal Water Summit

August 11, 2016 at the Sho-Ban Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho

The Western US is facing a new era of water challenges, whether it is dealing with drought, mitigating climate change, or dealing with realities of water use conflicts. Tribes are at the center of this challenge, holding large water rights and acting as local water managers.  This summit brings together Tribal voices and subject-matter experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Tribes are facing. The summit will go beyond Tribal water right basics, and provide unique content on how Tribes are managing water in this new era.

For any questions or inquiries about this summit, please contact the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Water Resources Department:

Elese Teton – (208) 239-4580

Gail Martin – (208) 239-4583

View the July 2016 issue of The Water Report on Tribal Water Marketing

Summit Details:

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Water Resources Department is hosting a one-day summit on Tribal water management issues, focused on developing water management programs and Tribal water marketing.

The summit provides valuable information and unique content exploring important water topics in Indian Country.  The workshop will take place during the annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival, providing an opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.  


Summit agenda

See the 2016 Summit Agenda.

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Key Topics:

  • Tribal water rights management and building water resources departments
  • Contemporary issues in securing Tribal water rights and achieving settlements
  • Success stories of Tribes marketing their water rights
  • Perspectives on the future of Tribal water marketing in the Western U.S

A Unique Event For:

  • Tribal leaders and water managers
  • Western water managers and water policy practitioners
  • Attorneys and engineers working with Tribes on water management issues
  • Anyone interested in Tribal water management issues


Register for the 2016 Tribal Water Summit by August 11, 2016.

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