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Water Conservation

Federal, State, Municipal, and Personal Levels

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The Center for Environmental Law & Policy is a statewide organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and restore Washington’s waters through education, policy reform, agency advocacy, and public interest litigation.

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Why Water Matters

Water is our most finite and precious natural resource. Yet, we are failing to protect this life-sustaining resource, and depleting our rivers and aquifers.

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We use our expertise in water law and policy to advocate for sustainable stewardship of Washington’s ground and surface waters.

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8th Annual One River, Ethics Matter Conference

Restoring ntytyix (salmon) to the Okanagan and Upper Columbia Rivers. Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBCO host Columbia River conference Voices from both sides of the border discuss ethics of the Columbia River Treaty ____________________________ What: One River, Ethics Matter (OREM) conference,  Agenda Who: UBCO’s Jeannette Armstrong, ʔaʔsiwɬ Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, traditional knowledge keepers, environmental […]

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CLE Workshop Series: Municipal Water Law

Save the Date December 14th and 15th “Municipal Water Law: Where are we now?” CELP will be hosting our annual winter Continuing Legal Education (CLE) workshop as a virtual series. We will host three 2-hour sessions covering municipal water law. The three sessions include, Municipal Water Law Overview & Compromises, Municipalities and their Inchoate Rights, […]

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