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Understanding Your Club’s Water Supply

This article written by Bradley Herrema was originally published in the Summer 2018 issue of the National Club Association‘s Club Director.  Click here to read the full article »  Author: Bradley Herrema

Upcoming Speaking Engagements – July and August, 2018

On July 18, Amy Steinfeld will be speaking on Deeper Dive Into Cadiz Water Project Legal Challenges: Overcoming Federal and State Agency Roadblocks and Legal Hurdles at the States’ Rights and the Control of Groundwater Conference in Albuquerque, NM. On August 23, Chris Frahm will be moderating a panel on Property Right or Human Right at the Urban Water Institute’s 25th Annual Water Conference in San Diego.

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What the Water Conservation Bills Mean for California’s Water Suppliers: Reporting and Increased Data Collection as a Way of Life

With the ink dry from Gov. Brown’s signature on AB 1668 (Friedman) and SB 606 (Hertzberg), Californians now have a clearer picture of what it looks like to make water conservation a way of life. This legislation has its roots in Gov. Brown’s Executive Order B‐37‐16 and Cal EPA’s Water Action Plan, both of which … Continue Reading »

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Don’t be left high & dry — consider water supplies before buying property

This article written by Amy Steinfeld and Bradley Herrema was originally published on June 20, 2018 by the First Tuesday Journal. It’s not uncommon for a water lawyer to receive a panicked call from a new property owner after discovering they have insufficient water to support their proposed use of the property… Read the Full Text … Continue Reading »

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Bill Revives Previous Proposal to Move Water Rights Jurisdiction from the State Board to Hearing Officers, Authority Includes Cannabis

Author: Bradley Herrema Author: Jessica Diaz                     Last fall, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 313, which would have shifted hearing authority for water right violation matters from the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) to administrative law judges (ALJs). In his veto message, Gov. … Continue Reading »

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Events – June, 2018

On June 8, Amy Steinfeld will be presenting on the Cadiz Water Project at the 39th Annual Getches Wilkinson Center Summer Water Conference in Boulder, CO. On June 12 in San Francisco, Jena Shoaf Acos will be speaking at the California Water Law and Policy – 33rd Conference Program.

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3 Counties, 3 Approaches to Cannabis Crops

This article written by Amy Steinfeld was originally published in the April 20-26, 2018 issue of Pacific Coast Business Times. Legalization of recreational cannabis has shaken up the supply chain. Californians may now grow up to six cannabis plants for personal use without a license. Those lacking a green thumb can purchase recreational cannabis at … Continue Reading »

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Events – April and May, 2018

On April 18 at the National Club Conference, Bradley Herrema will be speaking on Your Club’s Water Supply – Critical Steps to Stay Ahead of the Game. On May 4, Stephanie Hastings and Dylan Johnson will be speaking on Municipal Water Reuse in an Increasingly Complex Regulatory Environment at the City Attorney’s Spring Conference in San Diego. On May 10 at ACWA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Exhibition, Jessica Diaz will be presenting on AB 1234 Ethics with Austin Cho of Downey Brand.

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California Water Rights Compliance Deadlines

This is a reminder that April 1 is the deadline for surface water diverters in California to report their water use to the State Water Resources Control Board.  By now, you should have received instructions from the State Water Board for doing so. As always, please consult our Annual Water Rights Checklist for additional water … Continue Reading »

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EPA Seeks Comments After Controversial Ninth Circuit Decision

In response to the Ninth Circuit’s recent opinion in Hawai’i Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is now seeking public comments on the proper scope of its authority under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”). In brief, the Ninth Circuit held that discharges of pollutants from a point source to … Continue Reading »