Executive Director, Interstate Council on Water Policy
Ms. Lowry was named as the Executive Director of the Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP) in February 2018. Prior to that, she served for many years as a Board of Director member for the ICWP in her capacity as the Administrator for the Interstate Streams Division of the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office in Cheyenne WY. Sue worked at the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office from 1988 until her retirement in June, 2016. Upon retirement, she formed Avocet Consult, LLC to continue working on water policy and water resources topics.
Sue’s career at the WY State Engineer’s Office focused on interstate river basin management, serving on interstate river basin compact commissions and decree committees in the Bear, Yellowstone, Snake and Belle Fourche River Basins, including being named as Wyoming’s Commissioner to the Bear River and Yellowstone River Basin Compact Commissions by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead in 2012. Sue currently serves as the Federal Chair to the Red River Compact Commission involving the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The ICWP was founded in 1959 to promote integrated water resources management and to engage in water resource and water quality issues. Its members consist of state water resource management agencies, interstate river basin commissions and other water resource management entities from across the U.S. Sue holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics (1981) and an M.S. in Range Management and Water Resources (1988) from the University of Wyoming.