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of female leaders in the water industry.

The Women in Water Scholarship Fund encourages young women to pursue fulfilling careers developing, managing and conserving water. This annual scholarship has been increased to $7,500 annually by the WIW Board of Directors. It is awarded to a woman pursuing an undergraduate degree in preparation for a career in any element of water resources, including water law, communications, community and government relations, or engineering.




UW Student Lane Simpson Receives the WIW Scholarship for 2022-23

The fourth Women in Water Scholarship has been awarded to Lane Simpson, a University of Washington student with plans to attend law school and engage in a practice focused on protecting the quality and quantity of water resources, particularly for agriculture and delivery of safe drinking water.

In her application, Lane said "the environment in which I grew up has been undeniably shaped by the importance of water. Recognizing and valuing the relationship water has to communities like mine, I knew what I chose to pursue as a field of study and career would revolve around protecting that life source."

Lane grew up in eastern Washington and has attended many western water conferences and events. She accepted her scholarship at the National Water Resources Association's summer meeting in Montana. She plans to intern at NWRA as part of her ongoing education.

In recommending Lane for the WIW scholarship, her supervisor at the East Columbia Irrigation District where Lane has worked during the summers, said Lane is "an independent and a natural problem solver."


Lane's essay

Water is the lifeblood of my community. From its integral part in the growing of endless fields of green that make up the heart of our economy, to the topography of the channeled scablands my hometown of Othello overlooks, the environment in which I grew up has been undeniably shaped by the importance of water.

Recognizing and valuing the relationship water has to communities like mine, I knew what I chose to pursue as a field of study and career would revolve around protecting that lifesource.

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Accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year begins April 1, 2023

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We care about women in water because we are women in water.

Women in Water supporters Stephanie Liesner and Meghan Scott launched the Arizona Association of Women in Water and Agriculture, inspired by our organization. WIW Board President Christine Arbogast was a keynote speaker at the launch event.

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From left to right, Ms. Liesner, executive assistant, Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona; Ms. Scott, Noble Law of Yuma, Arizona; Brenda Burman, the first woman to serve as the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation; Ms. Arbogast; and Leslie James, WIW Board Member and executive director of the Colorado River Energy Distributors Association. Photo courtesy of AAWWA.

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