Over the years CELP’s research, white papers, and publications have helped influence and change policies and legislation to better manage and protect our water resources.
The Center for Environmental Law & Policy’s Columbia River Vision: Strong and Sustainable Management of Washington’s Waters. November 2000. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/ColumbiaRiverVision-CELP-whitepaperyr2000.pdf
Dereliction of Duty: Washington’s Failure to Protect our Shared Waters. March 2002. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/dereliction-of-duty-celp-wec-2002text.pdf
Water is Worth It- A Report by the Center for Environmental Law & Policy. February 2005. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/CELP-Water-is-Worth-It-2005.pdf
Washington State Water Law Developments. Rachael Paschal Osborn. 2008. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/WA-Water-Law-Developments-9-08-Formatted.pdf
Native American Winters Doctrine and Stevens Treaty Water Rights: Recognition, Quantification, Management. Rachael Paschal Osborn. January 2009. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/Osborn-Native-American-Water-Rights-Journal-of-Water-Law-FINAL.pdf
Hydraulic Continuity in Washington Water Law. Rachael Paschal Osborn. 2010. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/Hydraulic-Continuity-in-Washington-Water-Law-FINAL.pdf
Climate Change and the Columbia River Treaty – Rachael Paschal Osborn. 2012.
Proposed Water Management Strategies to Protect Instream Flows and Provide Water for Rural Development. June 2014. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/CELP-Water-Mgt-Strategies-June-2014.pdf
No Quick Fixes to Competing Demands for Water: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Department of Ecology. Suzanne Skinner, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Law and Policy. June 2014. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/No-Quick-Fixes-to-Competing-Demands-for-Water.pdf
Living Within our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington. Dan Von Seggern. March 2016. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/Dan-von-Seggern-Living-Within-Our-Water-Means-Water-Report-03.15.16.pdf
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Water Right: Washignton’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated, Use of a “Value-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems. Dan Von Seggern. April 2016. https://celp.org/wp-content/uploads/DVS-Two-Wrongs-Dont-Make-a-Water-Right-4.16.pdf