| The Water Report is the monthly newsletter for water lawyers, engineers, regulatory agencies, tribes, municipalities, environmental organizations and anyone interested in water law, water rights, and water quality in the western United States. Serving our readers since 2004!
Beginning our 10th Year of The Water Report!
THIS MONTH'S ISSUE -
TWR #111: May 15, 2013
In-Depth Water Articles:
Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams by Duane Mecham, Office of the Regional Solicitor - US Department of the Interior (Portland, OR)
Conjunctive Use in California's Central Valley: Mixed Results After Decades of Groundwater Banking by Jennifer Spaletta, Spaletta Law PC (Lodi, CA)
Klamath Adjudication Update: Administrative Phase Complete Judicial Review Beginning by Sarah R. Liljefelt & Laura A. Schroeder, Schroeder Law Offices (Portland, Oregon)
Testimonial for The Water Report:
"I find The Water Report to be an excellent way to keep up on the many developments regarding water around the West. In addition to updates on many matters of interest to folks who follow water policy and water law, there are a number of in-depth analyses of important water questions. I recommend The Water Report without any hesitation."
Harrison C. ("Hap") Dunning, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California at Davis
Editors: David Moon and David Light
The Water Report: Water Rights, Water Quality and Water Solutions in the West
Water rights, water quality, and innovative uses of water resources are increasingly vital issues in the western United States. The Prior Appropriation Doctrine guides western water law and The Water Report a monthly water news digest for water professionals covers the battles and changes shaping the future of water law. Water quality of surface water and groundwater, the laws that govern discharges into the waters of the United States, and the technology utilized to deal with the challenges are also the focus of The Water Report.
Throughout the West the management of water resources faces formidable challenges. Some are more gradual, as with the relentless pressures arising from an ever-increasing population. Some are subject to abrupt change, as when evolving federal mandates the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, Superfund, Hydroelectric Relicensing, etc. collide both with each other and with the legal edifice of established western water law. Climate change has added a new dynamic to management concerns.
Also throughout the West, innovative water professionals in both the private and public sectors are hammering out practical solutions. These solutions, due to historical, geographical, and regulatory similarities, will benefit from a multi-disciplinary analysis of how the lessons learned can be applied elsewhere.
The importance of water issues will only increase. A unique publication The Water Report will keep you informed about the latest successful negotiations, changing administrative policies, significant court cases, practical technological advances, and pertinent legislation relating to western water law and management.
Tracking water management developments throughout the West is vital to maximizing your options in this ever-changing arena. Tracking these issues is also a full-time job. Let us do it for you!
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