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RFP Data Collection Practices For Water Resources Monitoring

DWR is soliciting proposals to conduct a survey of data collection practices for water resource monitoring and water use in the Western states and provide recommendations.

View the solicitation #770.3000-23-002

Click here to view the RFP solicitation

DWR Workshop: Basic Asset Inventory Assessments (BAIA) and Capital Improvement Planning (CIP)

DWR is hosting a workshop related to Basic Asset Inventory Assessments (BAIA) and Capital Improvement Planning (CIP). The workshop will be offered twice - once in December and once in January. The purpose of the workshop is to briefly cover Cost-Share Program requirements related to submission of BAIA and CIP documentation as part of the funding application process. In addition, the workshop will include a tutorial regarding use of the SWC/DWR electronic BAIA and CIP workbook.

Attend either date remotely, or in person at the BND Building in Bismarck.
December 21, 2023 - 2:00 p.m.
January 10, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.

Register for one of the free workshops here.

Or, to learn more about BAIA and CIP, including requirements as part of the cost-share application process, click here.

Questions regarding the workshop - please call (701) 328-4968 or e-mail

Estimated Economic Cost Of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)

The increased spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) in the region and the recent discovery of Zebra Mussels in ND waters prompted the DWR to undertake a study to evaluate the potential impact to water infrastructure within the state in response to the spread. This study looks specifically at the industrial infrastructure impacts to the state by region.

Join Our Team! - Career Opportunities

Join Our Team

The DWR has a variety of exciting job openings. Please review the job links below and consider submitting an application!

Water Resource Program Administrator I

The Current - September

The Current is a quarterly Department of Water Resources newsletter that provides the latest agency-specific information concerning water development, regulatory and appropriation efforts, water education, policy changes, Water Commission meeting highlights, and much more. We hope you find the content interesting, useful, and insightful.

September - The Current

2023-2025 Water Development Plan & Dashboard

For the first time, the Water Development Plan is presented in a web-based Dashboard for North Dakota’s broad spectrum of water stakeholders. The goal of the new Dashboard is to provide a platform that can be updated as conditions change over time - including the most up-to-date information on the over $1.7B in identified water infrastructure needs, current and projected revenues, purpose funding recommendations, and more!

Check out the 2023-2025 Water Development Plan and Dashboard here.

DWR 5 Year Strategic Plan

DWR developed a new 5 Year Strategic Plan to guide the deployment of resources toward key objectives, goals, and tactics that will remain a focus through June 2027. The new plan is also intended to help create awareness among the public and stakeholders about agency priorities.

Executive Summary

5 Year Strategic Plan

Water Availability Map For Economic Development

Check out the new DWR ND Water Availability Potential For Economic Development map! The purpose of this map is to provide a starting point for future water users who are considering North Dakota to site large-scale industrial or agricultural processing facilities.

Apply For Cost-Share Through WebGrants & FIND (Funding for Infrastructure in North Dakota)

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is now using North Dakota’s WebGrants online application system for Cost-Share Program applications. The funding opportunity within WebGrants is called FIND. Under FIND, applicants can also be considered for funding/loan opportunities through the Bank of North Dakota (BND), Public Finance Authority (PFA), and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

To learn more about applying through WebGrants and FIND, check out this tutorial video developed by DWR, BND, PFA, and DEQ.

Cost-Share Program

Water Commission Meetings

In order to access the bookmark function for the agendas, please view this document via a Firefox browser or download it and view in Adobe Acrobat.

December 8, 2023 / 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due October 24, 2023)
#238 Lewis and Clark Room, Bank of North Dakota

Reminder – Only complete applications received at least 45 days before a Water Commission meeting will be considered at that meeting. All other applications will be held for consideration at a future meeting unless specifically exempted by the Director.

February 8, 2024 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due December 24, 2023)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

April 11, 2024 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due February 26, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

June 13, 2024 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due April 29, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

August 8, 2024 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due June 24, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

October 10, 2024 / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(Completed Applications Due August 26, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

December 13, 2024 / 9:00 p.m. to Noon
(Completed Applications Due October 29, 2024)
Bank of ND / Lewis and Clark Rm #238

For information, please contact Shana Brost at (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

Pre-Commission Meetings

Meetings will be held via Teams and are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Commissioners are welcome to join DWR staff in person if they would like at BND in the Lewis and Clark Rm #238.

January 11, 2024

March 14, 2024

May 16, 2024

July 11, 2024

September 12, 2024

November 14, 2024

For information, please contact Shana Brost at (701) 328-4940 or by e-mail.

Supreme Court's Sackett Ruling Will Free States To Deliver Clean Drinking Water

Atmospheric Resource Board Meetings

April 11, 2024 / 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CT) / Public Notice
Online via Microsoft Teams and Hardmeyer Hall, 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck, ND

November 12, 2024 / 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT) / Public Notice
Lewis & Clark Room and online via Microsoft Teams, 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck, ND

The ND Public Meeting Notices web application is utilized for posting the ARB meeting schedule. Once in the meeting system, under the dialog box Public Entity, click on "Atmospheric Resource Board, ND". You can get all meeting notices via email if you click the link "Subscribe to Email Notifications" and complete the subsequent form.

For information, please contact Kelli Schroeder at (701) 328-2789 or by e-mail.