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Request for Proposals–Water Supply Forecasting

On February 9, 2022, this news piece was edited to add:

Q&A Session to be held February 16

ICPRB’s CO-OP Section is holding a Q&A Session for the recent Request for Proposals (RFP) on seasonal forecasting to support Washington, DC, metropolitan area water supply operations. If you have any questions about the RFP or about our current tools, please register for the Q&A Session which will be held at 10 AM (EST) on Wednesday, February 16.

More information on the RFP can be found here.

Posted Jan. 20, 2022:

The ICPRB Section for Cooperative Water Supply Operations on the Potomac (CO-OP) provides technical and managerial assistance in drought-related planning and operations for the Washington, DC, metropolitan area (WMA) cooperative water supply system. The CO-OP requests proposals from academic institutions to advance its ability to forecast Potomac River flows 1-12 months into the future to help inform operational decisions related to drought.

Find more information on the RFP here.

Updates to the RFP, including information meetings, will be provided on ICPRB’s Jobs page.

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Kristina Peacock-Jones Named New Pennsylvania Alternate Commissioner

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin Welcomes new Pennsylvania Alternate Commissioner Kristina Peacock-Jones. Peacock-Jones serves the Commonwealth as a Program Manager in the Compacts and Commissions Office at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and serves as the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator.

She manages the State Water Plan and Coastal Resources Management Program Sections and has experience with various grant programs. She began working at DEP seven years ago in the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water as the Environmental Group Manager of the Source Protection and Allocation Section. Previously, Peacock-Jones worked as an environmental and civil engineering consultant in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania.

Peacock-Jones serves as an alternate to ICPRB Pennsylvania Commissioner Patrick McDonell, the DEP secretary. She replaces Summer Kunkel, also a DEP staff member.

Peacock-Jones’ wealth of background and experience make her a valuable new member of ICPRB, and we welcome her aboard.