Water Law & the Public Trust: Living Within Our Water Means

Yakima River - Photo by Tom Ring

Yakima River – Photo by Tom Ring

Dungeness River - Photo by Brian Walsh

Dungeness River – Photo by Brian Walsh

Join CELP on Thursday, December 3, for a Continuing Legal Education event.

2015 was a very difficult water year, as a nearly-unprecedented drought showed the limits of our water supply.  Agriculture and urban users were forced to cut back on their water use, and the impacts on fisheries remain to be seen.  But Washington’s water issues are not limited to drought years – the experts agree that population growth and climate change will make water scarcity the norm in the future, as well as endangering water quality.  This CLE will explore how Washington can live within its water means while protecting our environment.  Speakers will review recent developments in water law and land use, including several important court decisions, and discuss tools for conserving, allocating, and re-using water.

When:
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Registration opens at 7:45 am
Our program runs from 8:20 am – 4:30 pm
Where:
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle
Ticket Prices:
Nonprofit/Student – $60
Attorney/Professional/Agency – $160*
*10% discount available for CELP Members – use discount code “Member”
For information about how to become a member, click here.
 
Lunch included in ticket price
6.5 CLE credits offered, pending approval

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This year, our program will include:

  • Water Law Updates
  • Land Use & Water Supply
    • GMA & Water
    • Skagit Happenings
    • Rural Water Supply Policy & Legislation
  • Tribal Water Rights & Regulation
  • Industrial Dairy Litigation in the Yakima Valley and Beyond
  • Environmental Justice & Fish Consumption-Based Water Quality Standards
  • Tools for Water Scarcity
    • Water Conservation Policy
    • Trust Water Rights & Banking
    • Reclaimed Water
  • Atmospheric Trust Litigation

For the full agenda, click here.

Our speakers are:

Prof. Robert Anderson, Director, Native American Law Center, University of Washington School of Law,

Kelsey Collins, Statewide Trust Water Coordinator, Washington Department of Ecology,

Emily Haley, Attorney, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, La Conner,

John Hollowed, Legal/Policy Advisor, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Olympia,

Jacque Klug, Recycled Water Project Manager, King County Department of Natural Resources, Seattle,

Prof. Catherine A. O’Neill, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle,

Rachael Paschal Osborn, Attorney, Spokane,

Andrea Rodgers, Staff Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center, Seattle,

Trish Rolfe, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Seattle,

Tim Trohimovich, Director of Planning & Law, Futurewise, Seattle,

Charlie Tebbutt, Law Offices of Charlie Tebbutt, Eugene,

Dan Von Seggern, Staff Attorney, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Seattle

For speaker bios, click here.