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Monthly Archives: January 2017


Discharge Permits Not Required to Transfer Water: Court Upholds EPA Rule

                        Authors: Rhonda L. Sandquist, Michael P. Smith, Christine Jochim   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued a long-awaited ruling confirming the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) Water Transfers Rule in Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. … Continue Reading »

Upcoming Events – California H2O Women Conference – January

January 27-28, 2017 Stephanie Osler Hastings and Amy Steinfeld are hosting the California H2O Women Conference.  This unique, women-only event will include a day-long conference addressing key water topics: the future of imported water, the duty to invest in water infrastructure for future generations, implementation of sustainable groundwater management, and the role of communication in advancing water policy. … Continue Reading »

Upcoming Speaking Engagements – February

February 21, 2017 Brad Herrema will be speaking at the American Groundwater Trust’s Developing and Implementing Groundwater Sustainability Plans workshop in Bakersfield Calif on Major Legal Hurdles in the Formation of GSAs & GSPs. Click here for the full workshop agenda.   Bradley Herrema                          

Upcoming Speaking Engagements – January

January 24, 2017 Jessica Diaz, Elisabeth Esposito and Jena Acos will be speaking at the National Business Institute’s Water Rights in California Seminars in Fresno and Bakersfield, Calif. Presentations: Elisabeth Esposito on Water Rights Evaluations Jessica Diaz on Handling the Application, Lease, Transfer and Sale of Water Rights Jena Acos on Handling Water Rights Disputes: Adjudication Procedures and Litigation Tips Click here … Continue Reading »


Brownstein’s Annual California Water Rights Compliance Checklist – 2017

Brownstein’s California Water Group is pleased to provide you with our California Water Rights: Compliance Checklist for 2017. This checklist provides a summary of state water right reporting requirements and applicable deadlines for users of surface water and groundwater in California. Use the link to find: Our summary of filings required for all surface water and groundwater users … Continue Reading »