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Authors of In-depth Articles (Alphabetical):
The authors of articles published in The Water Report are leading experts in the fields of water rights, water quality and environmental regulation. These water experts will keep you informed about successful negotiations, changing administrative policies, significant court cases, practical technological advances, and pertinent legislation related to western water law and management.
Adams, Pam: Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study (TWR #90)
Colorado Basin Study - Basin Water Supply & Demand Study Update (TWR #100)
Pam Adams is a Hydrologist in the Lower Colorado Region’s Planning and Program Management Group. Pam has over 25 years of educational and professional experience in water resources planning and management as well as ensuring Federal compliance with a wide variety of environmental laws and regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. Since joining Reclamation in 2008, she has served as Reclamation’s representative on multiple projects, ranging from wastewater reuse to understanding arsenic occurrence and movement in groundwater. Previously, Pam has managed the preparation of, and provided hydrologic expertise for complex federal environmental documents and management plans. Pam has a B.S. degree from Northern Arizona University.
Ahearn, Dylan: Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions (TWR #139)
Dylan Ahearn, PhD, is an Associate Scientist with Herrera Environmental Consultants. Dylan has over ten years of experience studying the environmental ramifications of human alteration to aquatic systems. Dylan has designed studies, collected data, and conducted detailed pollutant loading assessments for over 50 stormwater treatment structures (e.g., wet ponds, swales, filter strips, green roofs, pervious pavement, and proprietary systems) in the Puget Sound area. He has extensive hands-on knowledge of green infrastructure and, having designed and implemented the monitoring network at the Washington State University Low Impact Development Research Center, is involved in cutting edge stormwater treatment research. Dylan is a data analysis and presentation expert who uses a combination of advanced non-parametric statistical methods and visualization software to clarify complex data structures. In addition to leading workshops on monitoring, Dylan is also a Geology professor at Edmonds Community College. Whether it is teaching, programming dataloggers, conducting statistical analyses, or designing his next field experiment, Dylan approaches his work with an attention to detail and a passion for environmental stewardship. Dylan has a PhD in Hydrology from University of California (2004) and a BA in Geology from Guilford College (1996).
Aladjem, David: California Groundwater Regulation - Into the Trenches: An Early Assessment of California’s New Groundwater Legislation (TWR #135)
David Aladjem helps clients throughout California manage and resolve water resources management problems, especially those at the intersection of water rights, endangered species, and CEQA/ NEPA. He represents water districts, cities, counties and private companies in obtaining, developing and protecting their water rights. He regularly represents clients in connection with water transfers and about the conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater. As both general counsel and special counsel, David provides clients with unparalleled experience and insight in dealing with the regulatory maze and in negotiating with other water rights holders, state andfederal agencies and environmental groups. He practices regularly before the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Department of Water Resources and other state and federal agencies with control over water resources or endangered species. Recently, David was one of the lawyers who spent untold hours crafting proposals for the new groundwater legislation and who spent much time during the legislative process working on behalf of clients to improve the legislation.
Alberts, Jason P.: Southwest Water Decisions: Arizona Water Settlements Act, Indian Reserved Rights, Adjudications (TWR #20)
Jason P. Alberts is an associate at the Phoenix law firm of Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, P.L.C. His general practice focuses on water rights litigation, environmental litigation, public utility law, and general commercial and election law litigation. Jason received his B.S. and J.D. from Arizona State University in 1997 and 2003, respectively. He has experience in water litigation and has particular knowledge in matters relating to the Colorado River and Arizona’s Groundwater Code. Prior to entering law school, Jason was the Chief Clerk of the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information, where he worked on numerous issues affecting the federal judiciary. Immediately following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Ann A. Scott Timmer on the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Alongi, Neil R.: Stormwater Permit Compliance: New Washington State Industrial Permit Poses Challenges (TWR#76)
Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices (TWR #122)
Municipal Landfill Redevelopment - From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon (TWR #138)
Neil Alongi, PE, is an environmental engineer with 35 years of experience including: industrial and municipal stormwater management; industrial facility siting and expansion; and recycling, compost and solid- and hazardous-waste facilities. Neil’s expertise includes industrial facility siting and expansion, solid- and hazardous-waste facilities, and industrial wastewater and stormwater management. He has been the project manager and lead engineer for multimillion-dollar industrial siting projects involving master planning, permitting, civil design, and construction management. He produces high-quality designs that can be permitted and constructed within a project’s time and budget constraints. He has served as an expert witness for a variety of legal proceedings, and has testified at and conducted numerous public hearings for various types of projects.
Alvord, Christina: Climate Change and Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Spring Snowmelt on Water Rights and Administration (TWR #63)
Christina Alvord is a former Research Affiliate for the the Western Water Assessment, a joint program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Amali, Said: Aquifer Recharge and Recovery: Assessing Potential in the Umatilla Basin by Said Amali (TWR #60)
Dr. Said Amali has more than fifteen years of direct experience in water resources evaluations/planning and environmental quality impact assessments/mitigation. He cherishes the challenges of multi-discipline and multi-stakeholder projects, especially when science, policy development, and public relations are intertwined. Since joining IRZ Consulting LLC, he has focused on securing environmentally responsible and sustainable water resources for the agricultural community in the Umatilla Basin of northeastern Oregon. He is the project manager for the Umatilla Basin Regional Aquifer Recovery Assessment involving assessments of Columbia and Umatilla Rivers water supply, groundwater aquifer characterization, stream and groundwater quality, fisheries resources, regulatory framework and water rights, and engineering design of water supply and distribution systems. His other projects have included water and watershed planning programs, wastewater reuse, and environmental compliance services for a broad range of contamination scenarios.
Anderson, Hal N.: Conjunctive Management in Idaho: Public-Private Partnerships & Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water (TWR #108)
Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership (TWR #130)
Hal Anderson began his Idaho career in 1975 at the University of Idaho in the College of Natural Resources (CNR), after completing a four year tour of duty in the US Air Force. Hal was on staff at CNR and after completing his Masters degree came to the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) in 1981. Hal served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions within IDWR. Hal was Technical Services Bureau Chief for 12 years prior to his promotion to Planning and Technical Services Division Administrator in 1999. As division administrator Hal managed and supervised the hydrogeologists, hydrologists, planners, modelers, engineers and GIS specialists that provided the technical support to IDWR and the Water Board. Hal also served as the lead staff person for the Idaho Water Resource Board. As lead staff person Hal managed Board programs, represented the Board in various professional and political capacities including working directly with the Governor’s Office and the Idaho Legislature. Hal is currently Managing Partner of Idaho Water Engineering, LLC.
Anderson, Robert D.: Water Resources Regulation & Development: Groundwater, Floodplains, and "Waters of the United States" (TWR #91)
Robert Anderson chairs the Natural Resources and Endangered Species Practice Group at Fennemore Craig, PC. He practices in the areas of environmental, natural resources and water law, focusing on water resources, water quality (including stormwater and wetlands), and endangered species. He advises clients on environmental and water issues, including permitting and compliance issues associated with mining and industrial concerns, renewable energy projects, master planned communities, residential developments, and other natural resources concerns. He authored the chapter on endangered species for the Arizona Environmental Law Manual and is listed in Best Lawyers in America ®, Environmental Law as well as Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business.
Anderson, Robert T.: Tribal Water Rights: Current Issues & Relevant Background (TWR #77)
Robert Anderson is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Native American Law Center, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington. He was also the Oneida Nation Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2010-2015, where he will teach American Indian Law.
Annear, Tom: Quantifying Instream Flow Needs (TWR #31)
Tom Annear is the Water Management Coordinator for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, cofounder of the Instream Flow Council and the senior author of the book Instream Flows for Riverine Resource Stewardship.
Archuleta, Edmund G.: Water Resource Management in El Paso: Conservation, Reclaimed Water and Desalinization (TWR #15)
Edmund G. Archuleta is general manager of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board. He is responsible for all aspects of water and wastewater service to the greater El Paso metropolitan area. A registered Professional Engineer in Texas, New Mexico and Iowa, Archuleta earned BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master of Management degree from the University of New Mexico. He is trustee of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies and on the Board of Directors of Water for People.
Ardito, Cynthia: Water Resources Supply: Groundwater Decision Support System Development (TWR #48)
Cynthia Ardito’s professional experience includes 23 years of water quality and water resource evaluations, environmental investigations, and environmental remediations. She has an MS degree from New Mexico Tech where she focused on ground water chemistry and hydrology. She has worked on surface water and groundwater issues in New Mexico since 1984. One of her technical focus areas is water quality evaluations to determine the nature and extent of ground water contamination, particularly at sites that have been contaminated by chlorinated solvents and petroleum products. She has worked throughout New Mexico at Brownfields, hazardous waste and superfund sites, leaking underground storage tank sites, mine tailings disposal sites, heap leach facilities, industrial waste lagoons, and landfills where she has been the technical lead for designing field investigations and remedial action systems. Another focus for Ms. Ardito is water resource evaluations, where she has provided expert support in the areas of hydrogeologic conceptual model development, aquifer test design and evaluations of potential water resource impacts of groundwater pumping. She works in Intera's Albuquerque office.
Arnold, Tina Alvarado: Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law (TWR #49)
Tina Arnold is an associate in Kemp Smith LLP’s Environmental, Administrative and Public Law Department concentrating in environmental and water issues. Prior to joining Kemp Smith, Ms. Arnold was a senior environmental coordinator for the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin where she spent over seven years assisting the agency with various environmental compliance matters including the development and implementation of an ISO-based Environmental Management System. Prior to this she worked as an environmental consultant performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. She is a graduate of Vermont Law School and Texas State University.
Atencio, Diego: “Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet (TWR #149)
Diego Atencio is a third year law student at the University of Oregon and a summer associate at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Axline, Michael: Public Drinking Water Contamination (TWR #5)
Michael Axline served on the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Law as a professor of law from 1982 until joining the firm of Miller, Axline & Sawyer in 2004. He was the founder of the Western Environmental Law Center and co-founder of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide. He is a member and former Executive Committee member of the International Network for Environmental Compliance. He is the author of numerous books and articles on environmental law.
Aylward, Bruce: Long-Range Water Planning: Comprehensive Process in Central Oregon's Deschutes Basin (TWR #29)
Water Markets in the Western US: Developing Healthy Markets Issues and Opportunities (TWR #159)
Bruce Aylward, Ph.D., is a resource and environmental economist and Managing Director of AMP Insights LLC. Bruce has a 30-year career in extension, policy, research and transactional work that includes experience in dozens of countries and a dozen western states. Over the last decade he has carried out assignments in the major river basins of the Western US, as well as the Okavango and Mekong Basins. Previously, Bruce led water market and water bank development efforts at the Deschutes River Conservancy in Oregon, served as Senior Advisor for the World Commission on Dams, and carried out economic policy research at the International Institute for Environment and Development. Bruce was a convening lead author on Freshwater for the policy track of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and wrote the economics chapterfor FLOWS, a World Conservation Union (IUCN) guide to environmental flows.
Aziz, Dr. Carol: Perchlorate in Groundwater & Surface Water: Occurrence, Regulation and Remediation (TWR #26)
Dr. Carol Aziz is a Senior Engineer at GeoSyntec Consultants, with 11 years of professional experience in the biodegradation of chlorinated solvents and recalcitrant chemicals such as perchlorate. Dr. Aziz manages the research projects that have generated much of the data summarized in this review.
Baczkowski, Stacey: Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program (TWR #158)
Stacey Baczkowski is a Senior Biologist within the Water Quality Program at Idaho Power Company. She has previously worked as a consultant and regulator addressing water quality issues and developing and evaluating coastal salt marsh and riparian restoration projects. She leads the development of Idaho Power’s Snake River Stewardship Program.
Baizel, Bruce: Hydraulic Fracturing Debate: The Long and Winding Road Towards Regulation (TWR #90)
Bruce Baizel is the Staff Attorney for Earthworks, a nonprofit organization that works with communities to address the impacts of mineral and energy extraction. Based in Durango, Colorado, Bruce has worked on oil and gas issues throughout North America, at local, state, national and international levels. He helped develop the language for the federal FRAC Act and has drafted state, county and city legislation and ordinances regulating oil and gas, including model regulations for Montana, Colorado and New Mexico. Currently, Bruce is in the thick of the local, state and federal discussions surrounding hydraulic fracturing. He is one of three environmental representatives on the board of directors of the national multistakeholder organization STRONGER (i.e., the State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations). Prior to joining Earthworks and the Oil & Gas Accountability Project, Bruce was legal counsel for Diné CARE, a Navajo environmental organization on the Navajo Nation. He was a co-founder and director of community programs for Round River Conservation Studies during the 1990s. Bruce and his family live on a small ranch where they raise goats, a few cows and generate about one-third of the electricity they use from a wind turbine and solar panels.
Banasik, Ada: Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices (TWR #122)
Ada Banasik, PE, has over 10 years of experience in environmental engineering, including stormwater management, environmental compliance, site remediation, and construction management. She works with industries in the Pacific Northwest to develop adaptive management and innovative solutions to challenging environmental regulations, permit requirements, and liabilities. Ms. Banasik produces innovative low-impact designs and advanced treatment system designs, and implements cost-effective best management practices and pollution-control measures.
Bandy, Jeff: Reclaimed Water Treatment - Assessing Optimal Methods to Reduce Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens (TWR #101)
Dr. Jeff Bandy joined Carollo Engineers (Boise, Idaho office) in January 2009. His projects focus on validation, commissioning, and troubleshooting of drinking water and wastewater UV disinfection systems. His graduate work at Duke University included the WRRF 02-009 project detailed herein and an EPA funded study on the treatability of Candidate Contaminant List 3 nitrosamines via the UV/H2O2 advanced oxidation process. Dr. Bandy received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University, an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke, and a BS in Ceramic and Materials Engineering from Clemson.
Bankes, Nigel: The Future of the Columbia River Treaty (#105)
Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined - Edited/Condensed from Monk School of Global Affairs Program on Water Issues Treatise (University of Toronto) (TWR #129)
Nigel Bankes is a professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. His teaching and research fall in the areas of resources law, aboriginal law and international environmental law. Professor Bankes was seconded to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as professor-in-residence during the academic year 1999-2000. During that time, Professor Bankes worked on the negotiation of a number of multilateral environmental agreements. He is a member of the water advisory panel of the Columbia Basin Trust.
Barnard, Joel: Nutrient Numeric Endpoints - California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study (TWR #115)
Joel Barnard is an Environmental Specialist with Stetson Engineers Inc. He has worked on water resource projects related to surface water and groundwater quality in California for the past six years; working on a number of projects involving the Santa Margarita River Watershed. He obtained his BS in Environmental Management from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Barry, Jeff: Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Advantages, Challenges, Applications & Approaches for Expanding ASR in the West (TWR #91)
Jeff Barry is a Senior Hydrogeologist and is Business Development Director for GSI Water Solutions in Portland, Oregon, with over 27 years of professional experience. Mr. Barry provides senior review of hydrogeologic and groundwater resource projects. He is an expert in aquifer storage and recovery technology. His work includes conducting production and collector well siting, design, installation, rehabilitation, and testing, as well as dewatering projects and wellfield capacity, and siting studies and permitting. Jeff is knowledgeable about state regulatory programs related to groundwater protection and water rights. He frequently presents technical concepts to both regulatory and public audiences, and provides technical expertise to support permitting and litigation. Mr. Barry holds an MS in Hydrogeology (University of Nevada-Reno) and a BS in Natural Resources Planning (Humboldt State University). He is a Registered Geologist and Certified Water Rights Examiner in the State of Oregon and a Licensed Geologist and Hydrogeologist in Washington State.
Bates, Sarah: Water and Western Growth (TWR #43)
Integrating Water and Land Use Planning Strategies to Bridge the Governance Gap (TWR #88)
Sarah Bates is a Senior Associate with the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana. She holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law (1988) and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Political Science from Colorado State University (1984). Ms. Bates has written extensively on natural resources policy and law, beginning with a book about western water policy co-authored with Marc Reisner in 1990. While serving as the Associate Director at the University of Colorado’s Natural Resources Law Center, she published three books, several law review articles, and numerous research reports and papers. She is a frequent speaker on western resource policy, with an emphasis on water law. Ms. Bates served on the advisory board of the William Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming from 2001-09, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Clark Fork Coalition. Ms. Bates is a member of the state bars of California and Montana, and is a fellow in the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Program, and is on the project team for the Carpe Diem Project on Water and Climate Change.
Beale, Laurie: Pesticides Rulings and Stream Buffers (TWR #4)
Laurie Beale practices environmental and natural resource litigation in the Seattle office of Stoel Rives LLP. She represented a lawn and garden products manufacturer that participated as an amicus curiae in the case discussed in the article.
Beatie, Amy W.: The Colorado Water Trust: Western Water Trusts & the Colorado Experience (TWR #66)
Amy Beatie graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993 and the University of Denver College of Law in 2000, with an emphasis in environmental law. Amy comes to the Colorado Water Trust with six years of experience in water and environmental litigation. Prior to practicing water litigation, she clerked for the Honorable Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court and served as a staff attorney at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, a non-profit conservation organization. As Executive Director of the Colorado Water Trust, Amy has applied her wide array of knowledge and skills to accelerate the pace of water conservation in Colorado in ways that respond to the state’s unique water allocation system and its challenges.
Beaton, Kevin: Water Delivery Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon and Washington (TWR #41)
Kevin Beaton practices in the areas of environmental, administrative, and natural resources law with an emphasis on water quality and hazardous waste regulation and permitting. Kevin has represented a number of energy generation companies in obtaining siting, state environmental permits and conditional use permits in Idaho. He has worked on NEPA related issues, federal rights of way, FERC relicensing proceedings and FERC appeals while at the AG’s office and during private practice. Kevin graduated from Washington University National Law Center.
Beckwith, Drew: Colorado River Water Uses: 21st Century Solutions for the Colorado River Basin's Unbalanced Uses (TWR #93)
Drew Beckwith is Western Resource Advocates’ water policy manager. In that position, Drew works closely with water utilities, state officials, and partner organizations around the region to find sustainable ways to meet human water needs. He is responsible for the Water Program’s research, legislative, and policy initiatives that aim to advance water conservation efforts and nontraditional water supplies across the Interior West. Prior to joining WRA in 2009, Mr. Beckwith worked in the private sector, performing water supply reliability analyses for utilities in Southern California, and for the University of California Cooperative Extension, helping agricultural growers reduce nutrient and pesticide loading into local waterways. Drew Beckwith holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management degree from UC Santa Barbara and 7a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Colorado College.
Bell, Craig: Water Conservation Initiatives - Western States Take Action (TWR #38)
D. Craig Bell joined the Western States Water Council in 1974 as Assistant Director, and was involved in many activities concerning federal/state relations in water law. He wrote several briefs which have been endorsed and filed by many of the western states before the United States Supreme Court in water rights litigation. On November 1, 1980, Craig was appointed as Executive Director of the Council where he supervises the staff work of analyzing and evaluating developments regarding a broad range of water policy issues affecting the eighteen states affliated with the Council, and responding to those developments as directed by the Council’s representatives.
Bigham, Gary: Mercury Contamination - A West Coast Perspective (TWR #31)
Analysis of Mercury in Water and Sediment (TWR #32)
Mercury Reduction Programs: Overview of Several Western States (TWR #39)
Gary Bigham is a Principal with Exponent in Bellevue, WA and specializes in the evaluation of contaminant and sediment transport and fate in the environment. He received his BS is geology from Oregon State University and his MS in geophysical sciences from Georgia Tech University. Gary has undertaken numerous investigations of mercury in the environment and in indoor air over the past 15 years. The largest has been the comprehensive investigation of mercury cycling and bioaccumulation in a lake contaminated by two mercury-cell chlor- alkali plants, in Onondaga Lake, NY. He also recently participated in a natural resource damage assessment of the Guadalupe River, CA that drains the New Almaden Mining District, the largest mercury mining area in the US. Over the past 10 years, he has been involved with litigation regarding the influence of nutrients on mercury cycling and bioaccumulation in the Florida Everglades. Gary has participated in investigations at many other mercury-contaminated sites and published numerous papers and presentation abstracts. He also led an extensive evaluation of the behavior of mercury spilled from gas pressure regulators and mercury vapor in indoor air, and served as an expert witness in litigation involving mercury spilled in buildings and homes.
Blankenau, Don: War and Peace Over the Niobrara River (TWR #142)
Don Blankenau is a founding member of the firm Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has represented clientsin a wide-range of water disputes including interstate cases involving the Platte River, Republican River, Missouri River and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers. He has also been involved in a variety of water disputes involving groundwater conflicts, served as administrative law judge in over 100 hearings concerning water use, and presently assists various individuals with conflicts concerning competing users. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Blankenau served as legal counsel, assistant director, and interim director of the Nebraska Department of Water Resources. Before attending law school, Mr. Blankenau received a B.S. degree in Natural Resources Management. He received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to all Nebraska state courts, he is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and multiple federal district and circuit courts.
Blatchford, Douglas: The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead (TWR #33)
Douglas Blatchford is currently serving as the River Operations Group Manager at the Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region. He is a professional engineer licensed in the Lower Division states with over 25 years of engineering related experience.
Bleichfeld, Howard: Wetlands and the Clean Water Act: Rapanos, Carabell and the Limits of Federal Jurisdiction (TWR #24)
Howard Bleichfeld is a member of the law firm of Van Ness Feldman, PC in Washington, DC. He focuses his practice on environmental, land and water use, and natural resources law.
Bliss, Matthew: Multi-Use Reservoir Analysis: Rio Grande Reservoir (TWR #51)
Matt Bliss is a water resources engineer for CDM, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. He is experienced with groundwater and surface water planning and modeling. He has collaborated on several groundwater models, groundwater sustainability studies, and surface water planning studies including water rights evaluations and decision support system tools.
Bodi, F. Lorraine: Hydropower and Fish - Northwest Challenge: Keeping Fish and Clean Hydro (TWR #47)
Northwest Hydropower & Fish: Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery Efforts Update (TWR #104)
Lorri Bodi is Vice President for Environment, Fish and Wildlife at the Bonneville Power Administration, where she oversees the agency’s fish and wildlife, environmental compliance, and cultural resource programs. She is an attorney with over 25 years experience in natural resources, fisheries, and hydroelectric issues. She has been a leader in negotiations to resolve natural resource conflicts, including the Columbia Basin Fish Accords, the Willamette Wildlife Agreement, and other settlements balancing environmental, economic, and power needs. Before coming to BPA, Ms. Bodi was co-Director of the Northwest Office of American Rivers, a national conservation group. She has also worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Bodine, Susan Parker: Nutrient Trading & Water Quality (TWR #113)
Susan Parker Bodine is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Bodine focuses her practice on environmental public policy issues including: water pollution control; wetlands issues; federal regulation of property (including federal regulation of agricultural, mining, and development uses); regulation of wastes; remediation of contaminated properties; and water resources development. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Ms. Bodine was the assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. At EPA, Ms. Bodine managed EPA’s programs related to the cleanup and prevention of hazardous substance releases, including programs related to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Superfund, Brownfields, oil spill prevention, underground storage tanks, and emergency preparedness and response. Prior to her role at EPA, Ms. Bodine served as staff director and senior counsel for the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the US House of Representatives where she was responsible for water pollution control, wetlands protection, contaminated property cleanup, water supply, navigation and fl ood control issues. Ms. Bodine earned her A.B. from Princeton University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Ms. Bodine is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Bodour, Dr. Adria: Kirtland Air Force Base Cleanup: Bulk Fuel Leaks Remediation - A Collaborative Approach to a Complex Site Remediation (TWR #161)
Dr. Adria Bodour is the environmental remediation expert, providing technical and programmatic support for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Environmental Restoration Program Management Office, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Dr. Bodour has over 20 years of experience in environmental research, restoration, and remediation technologies to clean up contaminated sites. She is the technical lead for the Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Bulk Fuels Facility leak remediation effort and is spearheading robust interim measures to advance the cleanup of ethylene dibromide associated with the leak. Dr. Bodour is the program manager for the AFCEC Broad Agency Announcement Program that demonstrates and validates novel technologies to improve upon restoration and remediation processes and decrease Air Force liabilities. Her doctorate was obtained from the University of Arizona as a Superfund fellow to advanced bioremediation technologies.
Boer, J. Tom: Regulating Seawater Desalination in California (TWR #137)
J. Tom Boer is a partner at Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP in San Francisco, California. His practice focuses on environmental litigation and compliance counseling under both federal and state environmental statutes, as well as commercial and other litigation matters. Before entering private practice, Tom spent seven years as a Trial Attorney with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and two and a half years as an attorney with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel. As an attorney with DOJ, Tom prosecuted cases pursuant to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Oil Pollution Act, and the Park System Resource Protection Act.
Bogert, L. Michael: Federal Water Policy & Indian Water Rights Settlements (TWR #138)
Michael Bogert works in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Boise and Washington, D.C. offices. He is the former counselor to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, a position he held for two and a half years following his appointment by President George W. Bush on July 10, 2006. He is also the former regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 office in Seattle (appointed by President Bush in 2005). As counselor to the secretary under Dirk Kempthorne, he advised the secretary on various policy issues in the areas of endangered species and served as the secretary’s lead policy negotiator on Tribal water rights settlements, including the landmark Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, among others. As the regional administrator for EPA Region 10, he was responsible for leading EPA’s partnerships with the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, as well as the 271 federally recognized Tribes in the Region. Michael also served as the principal legal advisor to Governor Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho for over five years (1999-2004), advising the executive office and agencies on legal implications of state policy and legislation, with an emphasis on environmental issues and matters within the jurisdiction of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Idaho Department of Water Resources. Mr. Bogert has also worked as counsel to the office of Governor-Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger of California (2003), and was chief deputy legal affairs secretary to Governor Pete Wilson of California (1995-1998). Michael attended The George Washington University, L.L.M. Program, Environmental Law, 1994-1995, and received degrees from the University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1985, and the University of Santa Clara, B.A. (History), 1979.
Bond, Sarah A.: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado, No. 141 Original: Update and Summary (TWR #130)
Sarah Bond is counsel of record for New Mexico in the Original Action No. 141, Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado. Prior to working in the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office she was a Montana Assistant Attorney General, and while there was counsel of record in Montana v. Wyoming and North Dakota, No. 137 Original. Throughout her career, she has specialized in Indian jurisdiction, gaming, general civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agreements, and water. She has a B.A. and M.A. in history/economics and a JD. In 2000 she was awarded the Jim Jones public service award by the Conference of Western Attorneys General.
Borch, Dr. Robert: Perchlorate in Groundwater & Surface Water: Occurrence, Regulation and Remediation (TWR #26)
Dr. Robert Borch is a Senior Geologist at GeoSyntec, with extensive experience regarding the origins, fate, transport and degradation of perchlorate in soil and groundwater, having worked on more than 30 perchlorate projects since 1997.
Bourgeous, Keith: Reclaimed Water Treatment - Assessing Optimal Methods to Reduce Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens (TWR #101)
Dr. Bourgeous is both a project manager in the Carollo Research Group and a principal technologist for the company. During his tenure at Carollo, Dr. Bourgeous has been actively involved in both conducting research in the areas of wastewater disinfection and filtration, and in applying this research to real world applications through the design of filtration and disinfection systems. He has performed numerous bench, pilot, and full-scale filtration and disinfection studies. He also has been involved in working with operators in the troubleshooting of existing filtration and disinfection systems.
Bovee, Brett: Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management (TWR #149)
Brett Bovee is a Regional Director for WestWater Research LLC, a company focused on understanding water markets and the value of water in the Western US. Mr. Bovee has been working on the engineering and technical aspects of Tribal water rights issues for over 12 years, working on Tribal water projects in nearly every Western state. He is a registered civil engineer and a recognized hydrologist.
Bowler, Carson: CERCLA Liability: Ninth Circuit Accepts "Divisible Harm" as a Defense (TWR #39)
Carson Bowler is a shareholder with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s Portland office. Mr. Bowler’s practice focuses on environmental, real estate, insurance and administrative law issues. He has litigated and negotiated settlements for numerous hazardous substance liability and contribution cases in state and federal courts, and recently assisted in having an $8 million cost-recovery claim dismissed against a client. He provides expertise and advice regarding real property due diligence, risk allocation, risk management and other environmental aspects of real property transactions. Since starting at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 1997, he has been involved with insurance coverage matters, including coverage for environmental contamination. Carson has extensive experience with state and federal agencies in licensing, permitting and civil enforcement actions, including the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the US Army Corps, the Division of State Lands, and the Department of Forestry. He has also successfully defended a number of citizen suits under the Clean Water Act.
Boyles, Kristen L.: Crude Oil-By-Rail & the Endangered Species Act: Coming Soon to Train Tracks Near You? (TWR #136)
Northwest Fuel Transportation Projects: The Thin Green Line Holds - Update on the Status of Fossil Fuel Transportation Projects in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #155)
Kristen Boyles is a staff attorney in Earthjustice’s Northwest office. For over 20 years, her work has focused on public lands and wildlife issues including: Pacific Northwest forestry; Columbia and Klamath River salmon protection; protection and recovery of threatened and endangered species; impacts of pesticides on people and the environment; and the national Roadless Rule. Kristen currently coordinates Earthjustice’s work to stop crude-by-rail and other fossil fuel infrastructure expansion. Kristen and her Northwest Earthjustice colleagues represent: the Quinault Indian Nation in efforts to stop crude-by-rail in Grays Harbor; conservation and community groups in the Shell Puget Sound Refinery and Tesoro-Savage proceedings; conservation groups in challenges to coal export facilities at Cherry Point and Port of Longview, Washington and defense of permit denial for the coal terminal at Port of Morrow, Oregon; conservation groups in the Clean Air Act challenge to Global Partners’ facility; and conservation groups challenging the methanol terminal proposed in Kalama, Washington. She also represented four US Coast Salish Tribal Nations in regulatory proceedings in Canada over the proposed Kinder Morgan crude oil pipeline. Her colleagues in Seattle currently represent the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its ongoing effort to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline. Kristen and Earthjustice are members of the executive committees for the Power Past Coal and Stand Up to Oil coalitions.
Bracken, Nathan: Exempt Wells in the West: Complications & Compromises (TWR #74)
Water Reuse in the West: Institutional Restraints - Western States Water Council Report (TWR #93)
Nathan Bracken serves as Legal Counsel for the Western States Water Council (WSWC). He received his J.D. from the University of Utah in 2006, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 2002. The WSWC is an affiliate organization of the Western Governors’ Association and represents eighteen western states regarding a broad range of water policy issues.
Brandt, Norris: San Diego Creek's Natural Treatment Stormwater Management System (TWR #18)
Norris Brandt is the Environmental Quality Manager for Irvine Ranch Water District in Irvine, CA. He is the project manager for the San Diego Creek Natural Treatment System. Having surfed on the Orange County coast since 1968, Norris has a keen, personal interest in ocean water quality. He graduated with a BS degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and an MS degree in water engineering from Utah State University. He has worked in the water industry for the last 20 years. He has worked for Irvine Ranch Water District since 1988, spending time in the Operations, Engineering, and Environmental Quality departments.
Brandt, Alf: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Major Legislation & Remaining Issues (TWR #72)
The Making of California’s Water Bond (TWR #134)
Alf W. Brandt has served the California State Assembly for more than a decade on water and environmental law issues, and now serves as Assemblymember Rendon’s Legislative Director. Before joining the Assembly staff, Brandt served as a water lawyer at the Department of the Interior and as leader of the City of Los Angeles delegation to the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Alf served as the California State Assembly’s expert on water resource law and policy as the 2009 Delta/Water Legislation developed, playing a leading role in that process. At Interior, he served as counsel and Federal Agency Coordinator for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, playing a major role in writing the 2000 Record of Decision. He also tried the just compensation phase of the controversial takings case by Central Valley agricultural water districts against the federal government for Endangered Species Act regulation of the State Water Project export pumps in the Delta during the drought in the early 1990’s (see Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage Dist. v. United States). He earned his J.D. in 1988 from University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), and his B.A. Magna cum laude in 1983 from UCLA, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to the bars of California, the District of Columbia, and the Court of Federal Claims.
Brandt-Erichsen, Svend: Stimulus Bill Infrastructure Funds: Energy, Transportation & Water Projects (TWR #61)
Svend Brandt-Erichsen, who practices in both Alaska and Washington, has been an environmental lawyer for nearly 20 years. He spent over 15 years in private practice and, before that, was Regional Administrator of the State of Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). Svend has spent his career in energy development, assisting petroleum, coal-based and alternative energy firms with the environmental issues associated with project development and ongoing operations. He has worked on matters involving electric power generation and transmission, as well as oil and gas production, transportation, and refining, and has experience under all of the major environmental statutes. Svend represents the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, the operator of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Service (TAPS) on its environmental matters, as well as several oil companies with oil and gas platforms in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. He has advised an independent power development company on carbon management issues for coal gasification projects; litigated the adequacy of an EIS supporting a federal land exchange, among other NEPA matters; represented a coalition seeking reform of harvest practices that affect ESA-listed Northwest salmon and steelhead; and advised a Washington refinery in its response to a petition seeking ESA listing of a herring population that spawns near its facility. He received his Juris Doctorate, with Honors, from George Washington University.
Bricker, Jennie: Clean Water Act Wetlands Jurisdiction: US Supreme Court Rules on Rapanos & Carabell (TWR #29)
Jennie Bricker is an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Bricker practices natural resources law, focusing her practice on water law; submerged and submersible lands; gas, oil, and mining; and geothermal energy. She assists her clients with transactions involving utility property and waterway issues, including compliance with federal and state wetlands regulation. She also continues to guide several clients through the administrative process of establishing their water rights in the Klamath Basin general stream adjudication. Ms. Bricker received her J.D. from Lewis & Clark School of Law and is a member of the Oregon, Nevada and Washington state bars.
Brockmann, James: Municipal Water Rights in New Mexico: Various Approaches and Development Impacts (TWR #31)
Pecos River Compact Compliance: New Mexico's Compliance Program Meets With Success (TWR #61)
Municipal Water Desalination - Alamogordo: New Mexico's First Large-Scale Municipal Desalination Project (TWR #75)
Municipal Water Supply: Forty Year Focus for Municipal Water Planning in New Mexico - Water Source Redundancy & Conjunctive Management (TWR #153)
James C. Brockmann is a shareholder in the firm of Stein and Brockmann, P.A., located in Santa Fe, NM. The firm’s practice is limited to water law. The firm has represented or represents a number of municipalities and domestic water providers in New Mexico. Members of the firm have participated in five original actions related to interstate water disputes, including both interstate compacts and equitable apportionment court decrees. Other areas of expertise within the firm include federal reserved water rights, regional water planning, transactional work involving water rights, water rights adjudications in state and federal court, water rights transfers, applications for new or supplemental water rights, applications for return flow credits, water rights planning studies, 40-year regional water plans, 40-year municipal water plans, water/wastewater regulatory issues, abstracting water right files, water rights opinion letters, Endangered Species Act/water issues, Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act issues, water rights legislation, international water issues, and water rights mediation. The firm represents many of the major municipalities in New Mexico. Mr. Brockmann has written and spoken extensively on New Mexico water rights matters.
Brown, Carlee: Water Transfers in the West (TWR #107)
Carlee Brown is the Policy Associate, Water and Wildlife for the Western Governors' Association. Carlee joined WGA in 2011 and works on research, writing, and general support for WGA’s Water and Wildlife initiatives. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in American Studies and a MS in Earth Systems, both with a concentration on agricultural policy. Her interests center around natural resources management, particularly in relation to agriculture and water.
Brown, Erica: Climate Change Impacts on Water: Water Climate Forum Brings International Insights to US Adaptation Strategies (Adaptation Principles Finalized) (TWR #76)
Erica Brown is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Scientific Program Development for the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.
Brown, F. Lee: New Mexico Water Markets: Buying, Selling and Leasing Water Rights (TWR #29)
F. Lee Brown, Ph.D., is an economic consultant specializing in water resources and doing business as H2O Economics, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous venues, including two interstate water suits before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Administration at the University of New Mexico and has studied the evolution of water markets in New Mexico and the West for over thirty years.
Brunelle, Heather: Contaminated Sediments Update: Conference Links Law, Science & Public Policy (TWR #45)
Heather Brunelle is an environmental scientist in the Portland office of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants. Ms. Brunelle has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut and a master of environmental management degree from Duke University. Her area of expertise is in human health and ecological risk assessment and risk management. She has conducted a number of risk assessments that were the basis for establishing risk-based cleanup criteria at levels protective for both human and ecological receptors. She has also identified mitigation strategies to minimize or eliminate potential risks.
Bruun, Bech: Texas Water Planning - Regional Water Planning Process: A Texas Success Story (TWR #159)
Bech Bruun has served as a Board member of the Texas Water Development Board since September 1, 2013. Governor Greg Abbott designated him chairman in June 2015. Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr. Bruun served on the senior staff of Governor Rick Perry’s administration. Mr. Bruun has also worked as the government and customer relations manager for the Brazos River Authority. During the 81st Legislative Session, Bruun served as chief of staff to State Representative Todd Hunter (District 32) and as general counsel to the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. Mr. Bruun currently is a gubernatorial appointee to the Western States Water Council and the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group. He also serves as an ex-officio member of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council. Mr. Bruun received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
Bryden, Gregg: Mixing Zones - An Overview of Some Western States (TWR #28)
Industrial Stormwater Permitting: Status and Trends in Western States (TWR #98)
Gregg Bryden has a B.A. degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has worked for Kennedy/Jenks Consultants for over 24 years contributing to water quality projects. He has conducted mixing zone studies and supported National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting and Total Maximum Daily Load projects for municipal and private dischargers in Washington, Oregon, and California.
Bryner, Gary: Western United States Groundwater Law (TWR #5)
Gary Bryner is a Research Associate at the Natural Resources Law Center (NRLC) and a Professor with the Public Policy Program, Brigham Young University. Mr. Bryner has written and spoken extensively in the areas of water and natural resources law.
Bucich, Paul: Dissolved Metals in Stormwater: Biotic Ligand Model - A New Treatment Paradigm (Obtaining Environmental Protection With New Technology & Defensible Standards (TWR #86)
New Zealand Mudsnail Infestations: Public Policy Implications (TWR #126)
Paul Bucich is the Assistant Director of Engineering with the City of Bellevue, Washington. He is a Civil Engineer with 27 years of experience supporting or leading a wide range of issues and projects in water resources within the Puget Sound region. He has spent more than 22 years with local municipalities and five as a private consultant. Paul has designed collection and conveyance systems, designed and evaluated regional stormwater facilities, investigated contaminated sediments, and assisted with the Tri-County response to the listing of Chinook Salmon (Pierce County). Mr. Bucich’s experience includes watershed planning activities, surface water utility operations, erosion and sediment control for construction, stream restoration, fish passage requirements and design, litigation support, and facilities maintenance requirements. He is experienced in NPDES Phase I and II municipal requirements along with ESA requirements for stormwater and associated habitat improvements.
Budd-Falen, Karen: Montana v. Wyoming: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Yellowstone Compact Case (TWR #57)
Karen Budd-Falen is an attorney with Budd-Falen Law Offices, L.L.C. located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Before moving back to Wyoming, Karen served for three years in the Reagan Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior, as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. She later served as a law clerk to the Assistant Solicitor for Water and Power. Karen has also worked as an attorney at Mountain States Legal Foundation, a conservative public interest legal foundation located in Denver, Colorado. In addition to representing local governments and private citizens, Karen currently serves as legal counsel to the Arizona\New Mexico Coalition of Counties for Stable Economic Growth. Karen grew up as a fifth generation rancher on a family-owned ranch in Big Piney, Wyoming. She received her undergraduate degrees and her law degree in 1987 from the University of Wyoming.
Budge, Randall C.: Ground Water & Surface Water Conjunctive Management Contentions - Delivery Call Litigation in Idaho: Ground Water Users' Perspective TWR #64)
Randy Budge was raised on a cattle ranch along the Bear River in Bear Lake and Caribou Counties, attending school in Soda Springs. He received Business Finance and Economic degrees from Utah State in 1973 and received his JD degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1976. Randy is a partner in the law firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey Chartered, with 29 lawyers and offices in Pocatello, Boise and Idaho Falls. His areas of practice emphasize water law, real estate, business, estate planning and public utilities. For many years Randy has represented numerous canal companies, farmers and developers on the Snake, Bear, Portneuf and Malad Rivers. His firm represents the Idaho Ground Water Appropriators, Inc. (IGWA) and its’ seven ground water districts members in SRBA and IDWR administrative proceedings. He also represents the Idaho Irrigation Pumpers Association and Monsanto in electric utility matters. Randy was lead counsel in defending the pending delivery call cases initiated by Blue Lakes Trout, Clear Springs Foods and others in the Thousand Springs area, by the Surface Water Coalition canal companies and irrigation districts below American Falls, and by A&B Irrigation District. These delivery call cases seek the curtailment of groundwater pumping from the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer and are expected to shape the future of water use and irrigated agriculture in Idaho. Randy is also lead counsel in shaping and filing the Ground Water Districts’ mitigation plan efforts. He currently serves on the Idaho Fish & Game Commission.
Buer, Eric: Water Resource Infrastructure: History, Present Issues, and Future Needs (TWR #127)
Eric Buer is a licensed hydrogeologist at RIDOLFI Inc., an environmental consulting firm in Seattle, Washington. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from U.C. Davis and the University of Washington and has worked in environmental and engineering consulting since 2006. He is a current member of the American Water Resources Washington Section Board of Directors.
Burt, Walter: Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Advantages, Challenges, Applications & Approaches for Expanding ASR in the West (TWR #91)
Walter Burt is a Senior Hydrogeologist and Operations Manager for GSI Water Solutions in Portland, Oregon, with over 21 years of professional experience. Mr. Burt specializes in managing municipal water resource development and groundwater supply projects. His expertise includes: well siting studies; well impact studies; aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) evaluations; ASR policymaking; design, assessment, and rehabilitation of water wells; technical reporting; and integrating regional and local hydrogeological information with project objectives to develop practical solutions to water supply projects. Mr. Burt holds an MS in Hydrology (University of Idaho) and a BA in Environmental Sciences/Geology (Middlebury College). He is a Registered Geologist in the State of Oregon and a Licensed Geologist and Hydrogeologist in Washington State.
Buschatzke, Tom: Phoenix Water Planning: Water Resources Plan - The 2005 Update (TWR #32)
Managing Water in Arizona: An Interview With Tom Buschatzke, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (TWR #149)
Tom Buschatzke is the Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR). Prior to becoming the Director, Tom was the City of Phoenix’s Water Resources Management Advisor, where he was responsible for policy development for management of the City’s water resources and working with City executive staff, the City Manager, the Mayor, and members of City Council on a variety of water issues. Mr. Buschatzke also served as the City’s liaison with the Salt River Project, the Central Arizona Project and the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Mr. Buschatzke has also served on the Board of Director’s of the Western Urban Water Coalition and as Chair of their Endangered Species Act Committee. He is a member of the Colorado River Water User’s Association; American Water Resources Association; American Water Works Association; and was on the Governor’s Colorado River Advisory Council. Mr. Bushatzke also was appointed by then Governor Napolitano to sit on the Arizona Water Banking Authority. Mr. Buschatzke’s career in Arizona water resources began in 1982 with the ADWR, and he became a Program Manager in the Adjudications Division. He began working for the City of Phoenix in 1988 as a Hydrologist in the Law Department where he provided assistance to City management and attorneys on issues relating to the City’s water rights, water use, and water supply. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the State University of New York and has taken Master Degree level courses in Geology at Arizona State University.
Butcher, Dr. Jonathan: Response to “Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?” (Jungreis & Thomas)(TWR #43)
Dr. Jonathan Butcher, an Associate Director with Tetra Tech, Inc. is an environmental engineer and Professional Hydrologist. He has led research in support of development of California Numeric Nutrient Endpoints since 2003.
Calfee, Christopher H.: Friant Dam and San Joaquin River Fisheries Restoration: Reasonable Remedies? (TWR #17)
Christopher Calfee is an Associate in the Natural Resources Practice Group of Best Best & Krieger, LLP. Best Best & Krieger represents the Friant Water Users Authority. Mr. Calfee’s practice focuses on representation of municipalities and special districts in litigation and administrative proceedings involving water law, land use, and other environmental matters, with particular emphasis on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts, the Clean Water Act, and the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. Mr. Calfee received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California, Davis. During law school, he published several articles on international and comparative environmental law, and served as an editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review. Before graduating, Mr. Calfee cultivated his interest in water law while researching South African water law in Cape Town, South Africa, and interning in the office of a Sacramento-based water law attorney.
Campbell, Andrea: EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent (TWR #96)
Andrea Campbell is an Associate at Van Ness Feldman’s Washington D.C. Office. Her practice focuses on environmental matters, including Clean Air Act issues and climate change. She assists automobile manufacturers, electric utilities, engine and equipment manufacturers, trade associations, and coalitions with various federal environmental and energy policy issues before Congress and federal agencies. She also works with clients on legislative and regulatory options for addressing GHG emissions, and advises on federal, state, and international activity on climate change.
Campbell, Michael: Water Quality Standards & Fish Consumption: Efforts in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #126)
Michael Campbell is a partner in the Portland Office of Stoel Rives LLP, where he has practiced water quality law for 26 years. He holds a BA in History and Social Sciences from Reed College and earned his JD with honors from the University of Washington School of Law. He served on the Rulemaking Workgroup for the development of Oregon’s human health water quality criteria and currently represents coalitions of industrial, utility, and port clients regarding revisions to Oregon’s aquatic life water quality criteria and in litigation concerning Oregon’s temperature and mercury total maximum daily loads (TMDLs).
Capehart, Mary Ann: Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona (TWR #144)
Mary Ann Capehart is an environmental writer. She was the Water Resources Research Center’s Graduate Outreach Assistant from June 2014 to May 2015, when she graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching and Teacher Education with an Emphasis on Environmental Learning from the University of Arizona.
Carbonell, Tomás E.: Water Transfers and the CWA: Eleventh Circuit Upholds EPA Interpretation of Clean Water Act as Exempting Water Transfers from NPDES Requirements (TWR #65)
Tomás Carbonell’s practice focuses on climate change and environmental law, with an emphasis on federal legislative developments and potential EPA regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. He also works with Van Ness Feldman’s Indian law, electric, clean technologies, and natural gas practice groups.
Card, Joan: Water Resources & Environment - Legislative Update from Washington, D.C.: Conversations with Ryan C. Seiger, Staff Director for the US House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (TWR #80)
Joan Card is the principal of Joan Card Consulting, LLC. She is an experienced former government attorney and administrator who previously held senior management positions at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Joan also held positions at the US Departmentof the Interior Phoenix Field Solicitor’s Office and the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Joan provides freelance services in the fields of environmental regulatoryaffairs and government agency relations.
Carlson, Tyson: Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers - Know Your Source: Hydrogeology & Water Rights Transfers in Washington State (TWR #155)
Tyson Carlson, LHG, CWRE, is an Associate Hydrogeologist at Aspect Consulting LLC, with over 16 years of experience specializing in water resource development and water rights. Serving private and public sector clients, his water rights experience includes both new appropriations municipal, agriculture, fish propagation, and commercial/industrial purposes and transfer/change of existing rights, including use of the State’s Trust Water Right Program (TWRP) for purposes of instream flow, habitat, and mitigation through water banking. Mr. Carlson’s strong background in analytical and numerical groundwater modeling is often used in the development of site-specific conceptual models. Mr. Carlson has a B.S. in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science and a M.S. in Hydrology from the University of Arizona.
Carpenter, Joseph M.: California Water Regulation: Farm Bureau Challenges State Fish & Game Department Authority (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)
Joseph Carpenter joined Somach Simmons & Dunn in September 2009, after serving as a law clerk for the US District Court (Northern Dist. California). His practice focuses on water, natural resources, and environmental law and he represents both public and private clients before the federal and state courts. He earned his J.D. from UC Davis, King Hall School of Law in 2004. While in law school, he served as an extern to the Honorable Ming W. Chin (California Supreme Court), the Honorable Ronald B. Robie (California Court of Appeal), and the Honorable Edward J. Garcia, US District Court (Eastern Dist. California). Mr. Carpenter also worked as a legal intern for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Public Rights Division Summer Honors Program, Land/Environment/Natural Resources Section.
Carter, Nicole: Desalination and Membrane Technologies: Federal Research and Adoption Issues - Edited/condensed from the Congressional Research Service Report (TWR #109)
Nicole Carter is a Specialist in Natural Resources Policy for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C.
Castaños, Kristin T.: California Water Rights Fees - Regulations Overturned (TWR #38)
Kristen T. Castaños is a shareholder at Somach, Simmons & Dunn in Sacramento, California, and one of the attorneys for NCWA, CVPWA, and over 200 other petitioners in the State Water Resources Control Board fee litigation. Ms. Castaños focuses her legal practice on the areas of water, water quality, and land use, representing public agencies as well as private interests. Ms. Castaños received her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law, in 1998. Ms. Castaños is the Secretary for the California State Bar Environmental Law Section Executive Committee and is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association Environmental Law Section.
Chappell, Michael: Clean Water Act Citizen Suits - The Plaintiff's Perspective: Liability is "Strict" What's Left to Discuss? (TWR #60)
Michael Chappell has worked in various capacities student intern, law clerk, and attorney for eight years at a San Francisco environmental firm specializing in Clean Water Act litigation. He represented grassroots environmental organizations, primarily groups that belong to the Waterkeeper Alliance, in Clean Water Act citizen suit enforcement actions. He worked on over sixty Clean Water Act cases filed in Federal District Courts in California. He also participated in approximately ten National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit challenges before the California’s regulatory agency and, when necessary, in California State Courts. Although his entire previous career was spent litigating in California, wherever appropriate he provides United States Supreme Court or 9th Circuit case citations to ensure they are applicable to Oregon and Washington, as well. In mid-June 2008, Michael opened his own practice in Spokane, Washington.
Chase, Mike: Stormwater Regulation & Management: An Overview of Current Trends in the West (TWR #108)
Mike Chase, CPESC, QSD/QSP, is well known in the construction and industrial water quality industries having over 25 years’ experience in erosion and sediment control. Mr. Chase is also a water quality/ filtration specialist and has designed and developed treatment systems and filtration equipment to remove contaminants from water and other fluids. Mike is now the West Coast Regional Stormwater Manager for SoundEarth Strategies.
Christensen, Dave: Washington State Rural Water Strategies (TWR #151)
Dave Christensen is the Water Resources Program Development and Operations Support Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology. Dave’s work focuses on guiding statewide water resources policies and planning.
Christensen, Eric: The Columbia River Treaty: September 16 Pivot Point for the Future of the Columbia River Basin (TWR #125)
Eric Christensen is a partner and chairman of the energy and telecommunications practice group at the Seattle office of the Pacific Northwest law firm Gordon Thomas Honeywell. Eric’s practice focuses on regulatory, contract, and litigation matters arising in the energy, natural resources, and environmental arenas. Eric represents Washington’s largest public utility districts, a number of independent energy developers, government agencies, businesses, and non-profits. Prior to joining GTH, Eric spent 13 years as Assistant General Counsel for Snohomish County PUD. He was the primary attorney responsible for litigation arising from the Western energy crisis of 2000-01 and the collapse of Enron into bankruptcy, including litigation in the US Supreme Court and three US Courts of Appeal. In addition, Eric was deeply involved in the PUD’s industry-leading renewable energy program, as well as matters related to energy trading, risk management, the Bonneville Power Administration, environmental compliance, and general litigation. Prior to moving to Washington state, Eric spent ten years in Washington, DC, practicing in the areas of regulatory, environmental, and energy law and litigation, including five years defending federal appeals as a trial attorney in FERC’s Office of the Solicitor. He earned an honors degree in biology from the University of Kansas (1984) and an honors law degree from Stanford University (1987).
Christian-Smith, Juliet: Water Pricing: Water Rates & the "New Normal" (TWR #114)
Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith is a senior research associate at the Pacifoc Institute. She is currently an Editor of Sustainability Science and a Steering Committee Member of the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply. Prior to coming to the Institute, she was on a Fulbright Fellowship studying the implementation of
Clark, David L.: TMDL Challenges in Development and Implementation (TWR #47)
David Clark, Vice President, serves as National Director for Wastewater for HDR Engineering, Inc. He provides wastewater collection and treatment expertise, as well as an extensive background in water quality planning, nutrient management, and effluent discharge permit negotiations. Mr. Clark has participated in watershed planning, water quality analysis, and TMDLs for numerous rivers in the West. On the Clark Fork River, he participated in a multi-year effort to prepare the Voluntary Nutrient Reduction Program (VNRP), a stakeholder led effort to develop a nitrogen and phosphorus TMDL. For the Cascade Reservoir TMDL Implementation Plan, Mr. Clark co-authored a State-wide guidance document on preparation of TMDL Implementation Plans for Idaho DEQ. Mr. Clark is currently involved in water quality modeling of the Bitterroot and the Clark Fork rivers, and the development of a pollution off-set credit for nonpoint source loading reduction on the Spokane River. Mr. Clark is currently participating in the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Nutrient Challenge, a national research project led by HDR to provide state-of-the-art nutrient removal technology information to wastewater utilities. Mr. Clark holds an MS in Civil Engineering (University of Washington, 1980) and a BS in Civil Engineering (University of Washington, Magna Cum Laude, 1978).
Clark, Leslie, C.: Transboundary Application of CERCLA (TWR #15)
CERCLA Citizen Suits: "Prevailing" Party Determination - The Award of Fees & Costs in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. (TWR #85)
Leslie Clark is an attorney with Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC in Seattle, Washington. She is a recent law school graduate and is currently awaiting the results of the Washington State Bar Exam. Ms. Clark will practice primarily in the areas of land use, municipal, and environmental law. She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree and has seven years' experience as a land use palnner in Utah and Washington.
Clary, Jane: International Stormwater BMP Database Update (TWR #45)
Jane Clary, PE, is the Chief Executive Officer of Wright Water Engineers, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. Jane is an environmental scientist with broad experience in watershed management; water quality protection and evaluation; database management water quality data analysis; stormwater management; water resources management; water conservation; and water/wastewater master planning. She has extensive experience in large group facilitation of technical projects. Ms. Clary received an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado and a B.S. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Cloern, James E.: Climate Change & the San Francisco Bay Watershed: Watershed Impacts Projected for the Coming Century (TWR #94)
James E. Cloern leads a USGS team that collects water quality measurements in San Francisco Bay. For three decades he has led team research focused on San Francisco Bay as an example of a large coastal ecosystem influenced by interactions between natural processes of variability and human disturbance. He is an aquatic ecologist who began working for the USGS in 1976. Jim has BS (1970) and MS (1973) degrees in zoology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in zoology/limnology from Washington State University (1976). He has experience conducting research in lakes, streams, and estuaries, using field measurements and numerical modeling to identify the patterns and mechanisms of ecosystem variability.
Clyde, Steven E.: Beneficial Use in Times of Shortage: Respecting Historic Water Rights While Encouraging Efficient Use and Conservation (TWR #83)
State Survey of Domestic Preference Law (TWR #83)
Water Law Adaptability: Increasing Water Use Efficiency - Meeting the Needs of Growing Population & Sustainable Agriculture (TWR #117)
Steven E. Clyde is a Vice President, Shareholder and Director, and Chair of Natural Resources and Water Law Practice Group with the Clyde Snow law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Throughout his thirty-four years of practice, Mr. Clyde has specialized in natural resources law, including oil and gas, public land law, and mining law, with a primary emphasis in water law. He received his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law (1975). Mr. Clyde has represented many clients in the buying and selling of water rights and in the conversion of water rights from agricultural irrigation use to domestic, municipal, and industrial use for development of real property. He has represented parties in the negotiations of a Lease of Power Privilege on Bureau of Reclamation Facilities for the Central Utah Project and in the negotiation of power sales contracts from the hydroelectric facilities constructed under the lease. He is general counsel to the Central Utah Water Conservancy District and the sponsor of the Central Utah Project. Steven has represented many individuals and entities before the State Engineer of the State of Utah, both as applicants and as protestants to water rights applications, and has litigated water rights appeals in the district courts, the Supreme Court of the State of Utah, and the federal courts. He also has experience in local government law and has represented many clients in planning and zoning activities before city and county planning and zoning authorities. Additionally, he has served on the Utah Legislature’s Water Task Force and the Executive’s Water Task Force from 2007 to 2009 to revise Utah’s water laws.
Mr. Clyde has served in many capacities in both the Utah State Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. He served on the governing Council of the ABA Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (1989-1991), and as Chair of the Water Resources Committee of that section (19851988). Steven is a contributing author to the water law treatise Water and Water Rights. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, teaching water law. He has published several articles and frequently lectures at CLE conferences on topics related to Western water law.
Cochran, Bobby: Water Quality Trading - "In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs (TWR #103)
Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations for Water Quality Trading in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #125)
Bobby Cochran is the Executive Director for the Willamette Partnership in Portland, Oregon, a nonprofit coalition of business, environmental, and other leaders working to enhance the pace, scope, and effectiveness of restoration in the Northwest. It specializes in the design and operation of emerging markets for ecosystem services. Bobby has worked on market-based policies for environmental organizations, a water utility, and international efforts. He received a Ph.D./M.A. in Urban Studies/Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and his Masters in Public Policy from the University ofSouthern California.
Colby, Bonnie G.: Climate & Water Pricing: Climate Effects on Water Transaction Prices (TWR #34)
Bonnie Colby is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona, where she has been a faculty member since 1983. Her doctorate is from the University of Wisconsin. Colby’s expertise is in the economics of inter-jurisdictional water disputes, water rights valuation, water transactions and water policy. She has authored over one hundred journal articles and six books, including Braving the Currents: Resolving Confl icts Over the River Basins of the West, Water Markets in Theory and Practice and Negotiating Tribal Water Rights. Dr. Colby advises public agencies, businesses and NGOs throughout the western United States on water acquisitions, water pricing and fi nancial aspects of water settlement agreements.
Collinson, Sam: Wetlands and the Clean Water Act: Rapanos, Carabell and the Limits of Federal Jurisdiction (TWR #24)
Sam Collinson is a Senior Environmental Advisor to Van Ness Feldman. Previously, Mr. Collinson served for over 20 years as Chief of the Policy Development Branch at headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers.
Comeskey, Michael: Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership (TWR #130)
Michael comeskey has worked in the water and wastewater industry for more than ten years. Michael graduated in 2002 from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and is a 2014 graduate of Boise State University’s Executive MBA program. A generalist, Michael has developed innovative methods for integrating business and technology into the technical management of wastewater systems. Michael was an Environmental Health Specialist for four years in western Washington and, most recently, Michael managed the business, GIS, and IT functions of the Bench Sewer District in Boise, Idaho. Michael is now the Utilities Asset Manager for the City of Boise Public Works Department and is developing the City’s strategic asset management plan and integrated asset management system.
Connelly, Mike: Watershed Assessments: The Upper Klamath Basin Process (TWR #8)
Mike Connelly is the Executive Director of the Klamath Basin Ecosystem Foundation in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Conrecode, Paul: Fish Passage Assessment (TWR #9)
Paul Conrecode is a Senior Project Fisheries Biologist with Golder Associates Inc., which specializes in water resources and ground engineering services. Mr. Conrecode has 14 years experience in the Pacific Northwest working with fisheries, especially the salmon resource. He has worked with tribal, state, and local government on a range of fisheries monitoring and assessment tasks, as well as habitat restoration. He has a BS in Biology, and an MS in Environmental Engineering and Science.
Contor, Bryce: Ground Water Right Transfers in the Snake River Plain, Idaho (TWR #10)
Bryce Contor is a Research Hydrologist with the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute at the University of Idaho. Mr. Contor has a bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics and is completing an MS in Hydrology. He is presently working on a project funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation to evaluate alternatives for ground water accounting and marketing in the Snake River Plain in Idaho.
Copeland, Claudia: Pesticide Use and Water Quality: Implementing Concurrent CWA & FIFRA Regulations (TWR #128)
Claudia Copeland is a Specialist in Resources and Environmental Policy for the Congressional Research Service. The article was edited and condensed from Ms. Copeland's extensive report.
Corbin, Greg D.: Endangered Species Act Update: Summary of the 12th Annual ESA Conference (TWR #12)
Greg Corbin focuses his practice on fish and wildlife, water, and forest products matters. He represents both public and private interests on regulatory strategies, project permitting, and natural resource-related transactions. He represents clients in matters involving state and federal wildlife laws, including Section 7 consultation, incidental take permitting, and critical habitat designations under the ESA. His practice encompasses a variety of water rights matters, including establishing rights in the adjudication of Oregon's Klamath River Basin. His forest products practice includes work arising under the ESA, CWA, and state water law, and various contract and real property transactions. He holds a master of forest science degree, is an active professional member of the Society of American Foresters, and an active member of many forest-related trade organizations. Mr. Corbin is an Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.
Cordon, Bruce: Water Quality and Temperature Trading: Regulatory Innovation in the Tualatin Basin (TWR #24)
Bruce Cordon is a water resources analyst at Clean Water Services, where he managed the development of the Enhanced CREP, VEGBACC and +Upland Forest stream buffer re-vegetation programs. He is currently working on a project to make local codes in the Tualatin Basin more supportive of habitatfriendly development.
Cosens, Barbara: New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers (TWR #72)
New Era of Interbasin Water Transfers: Part II (TWR #73)
The Future of the Columbia River Treaty (#105)
Columbia River Treaty Options: Protocols for Transboundary Adaptive Management Examined - Edited/Condensed from Monk School of Global Affairs Program on Water Issues Treatise (University of Toronto) (TWR #129)
Barb Cosens is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho, College of Law and Waters of the West Graduate Program. She is a member of the Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance and formerly an Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program at San Francisco State University. Professor Cosens was a mediator for the Walker River dispute and previously was legal counsel for the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission. She acted as lead counsel on negotiations to settle the reserved water rights of the Fort Belknap Reservation, the Chippewa Cree of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, the National Park Service, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, in Montana. She earned an LL.M. from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College.
Cosgrove, Donna M.: Ground Water Right Transfers in the Snake River Plain, Idaho (TWR #10)
Donna M. Cosgrove, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Idaho. Dr. Cosgrove was the primary developer of the Water Rights Transfer Tool described in this paper. She teaches modeling and Hydrology classes for the University of Idaho and performs research in ground and surface water interactions and modeling.
Cox, Evan: Perchlorate in Groundwater & Surface Water: Occurrence, Regulation and Remediation (TWR #26)
Evan Cox is a Principal at GeoSyntec Consultants and is the Practice Leader for Perchlorate Site Investigation & Remediation. Since the emergence of perchlorate as a chemical of regulatory concern in 1997, he has pioneered the development of bioremediation techniques for perchlorate, and has worked on more then 50 perchlorate projects at two dozen sites nationwide.
Craig, Robin Kundis: Climate Change & Public Trust Doctrine - Climate Change, Public Trust Doctrines & PPL Montana (TWR #120)
Robin Craig is the William H. Leary Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is also affiliated with the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment. Professor Craig specializes in all things water, including the relationships between climate change and water; water and energy; the Clean Water Act; the intersection of water issues and land issues; marine biodiversity and marine protected areas; water law; and the relationships between environmental law and public health. She is the author or co-author of five books: The Clean Water Act and the Constitution (ELI 2nd Ed. 2009), Environmental Law in Context (Thomson/West 3rd Ed. 2012), Toxic and Environmental Torts (Thomson/West 2010), Comparative Ocean Governance: Place-Based Protections in an Era of Climate Change (Edward Elgar 2012), and Modern Water Law (Foundation Press 2013). She has also written over 50 law review articles and book chapters. She has been appointed to the 2014 National Research Council Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Program; served on three successive National Research Council committees on the Clean Water Act and the Mississippi River; has consulted on water quality issues with the government of Victoria, Australia, and the Council on Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and was one of 12 marine educators chosen to participate in a 2010 program in the Papahanamokuakea Marine National Monument, spending a week on Midway Atoll. Professor Craig also serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Water Resources Committee and as a consultant to the Environmental Defense Fund; she will also serve as the Chair of the 2015 ABA SEER Water Law Conference. At the University of Utah, she teaches Environmental Law, Water Law, Ocean & Coastal Law, Toxic Torts, and Property.
Creamer, Michael: Idaho Transfers: An Update on Idaho's Water Transfer Policies and Issues (TWR #65)
Michael Creamer is a partner at Givens Purley LLP in Boise, Idaho. Michael’s law practice focuses on natural resources, environmental and public utilities matters. His particular areas of expertise include water rights, public lands, mineral, environmental and natural resources law, and consultation and litigation involving telecommunications and energy law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and received his J.D. from the University of Colorado. Michael also has a B.S. in wildlife biology from CSU. Michael represents clients before various federal and state regulatory and resource management agencies, including: the US Bureau of Land Management; US Forest Service; US Army Corps of Engineers; US Environmental Protection Agency; and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Idaho Department of Water Resources; Idaho Division of Environmental Quality; and the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. He has been actively involved on behalf of various water users in the Snake River Basin Adjudication since 1989. Before joining Givens Pursley, Michael served for seven years as a District Manager for the Division of Wildlife, Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
Cronin, Amanda: Northwest Water Banking: Meeting Instream and Out of Stream Water Needs in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #102)
Flow Restoration During Severe Drought: Washington Enters Uncharted Territory (TWR #139)
Amanda Cronin, Project Manager for Washington Water Trust, is an Olympic Peninsula native who joined WWT in 2006. Amanda works in both western and eastern Washington watersheds to negotiate water right acquisitions for environmental flow restoration. Providing strategic guidance for water resource planning, Amanda is also involved in designing and implementing water banking and flow mitigation programs statewide. As a habitat biologist and later as watershed program coordinator for the Moscow, Idaho based Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, Amanda also has a background in watershed management, habitat restoration, and collaborative decision-making. At Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, Amanda managed urban and rural riparian, floodplain and wetland restoration projects designed to improve habitat and meet water quality standards. Amanda holds a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Whitman College and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Northern Arizona University. Her graduate research explored the role of Native American tribes in Collaborative Watershed Management in the Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest United States.
Culliney, Susan: Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations for Water Quality Trading in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #125)
Susan Culliney provides legal and research expertise to the Willamette Partnership’s water quality programs. She graduated this spring from Lewis & Clark Law School with a J.D. and a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Prior to attending law school, Susan obtained a Masters degree from Colorado State University in Conservation Biology, researching the seed dispersal abilities of the endangered Hawaiian Crow.
Cumberland, Howard L.: Northwest Regional Sediment Evaluation - Development Project Overview and Update (TWR #21)
Howard L. Cumberland is the National Program Lead (Ports Harbors and Waterways) for Tetra Tech EC. Mr. Cumberland is a Marine Scientist specializing in evaluating the ecological impacts associated with dredging and contaminated sediments. The majority of Mr. Cumberland’s 16 years of experience has centered on waterfront properties, where he performs strategic consulting services to identify, investigate, and remediate sediments and conduct ecological impact studies for waterfront properties under state or federal cleanup orders. Mr. Cumberland’s regulatory knowledge has assisted clients with strategic planning in response to federal (Superfund) and state lead cleanup actions at waterfront properties and provides clients with cost-effective approaches to evaluate the nature and extent of contamination and negotiate the proper remedial response, as appropriate.
Darin, Tom: Coalbed Methane Extraction: Newfound Impacts and Water Quality Mitigation (TWR #3)
Tom Darin is the Staff Attorney and Public Lands Director of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, a non-profit conservation group in Jackson, Wyoming. Mr. Darin works on natural resource protection and focuses on forest protection, endangered species recovery and oil and gas extraction on public lands.
Darling, Bruce K.: Texas Groundwater - Rule of Capture and Groundwater Management in Texas (TWR #38)
Bruce K. Darling is an Associate in the Austin, Texas office of LBG-Guyton Associates. He has worked extensively on problems related to arid lands hydrology, water-resource planning and economics, disposal of low-level radioactive waste, and fate and transport modeling of radionuclides and arsenic in groundwater. He earned a M.S. degree in geology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is also a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, having earned his M.A. degree in Energy & Mineral Resources (Mineral Economics) and his Ph.D. in geology, concentrating in hydrogeology and geochemistry. Prior to beginning his doctoral work at Texas, he was a student in the Ph.D. program in mineral economics at Colorado School of Mines, where he focused on econometrics and natural resource economics. A growing volume of his work since he joined LBG-Guyton in 1996 has involved economic analysis of water markets and assistance to clients interested in acquiring or selling groundwater or the rights to groundwater.
Darling, LIsa: Municipal Water Resources & Regional Planning: The Prairie Waters Project - Aurora, Colorado (TWR #98)
Lisa Darling has worked for Aurora Water for over 14 years, currently in the position of South Platte Program Manager. She has over 20 years experience in water services, both in Colorado and abroad. Aurora Water’s South Platte Program is responsible for the acquisition, protection and operation of the City of Aurora’s South Platte water system portfolio. The City’s innovative Prairie Waters Project is located in the South Platte River basin.
Davenport, James H.: Interstate Water Banking: Evolving Colorado River System Agreement (TWR #17)
James H. Davenport is the Chief, Water Division, of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada; Special Deputy Attorney General of the State of Nevada. He received his law degree from Willamette University in 1977 and is a member of the Nevada and Washington Bar Associations. Mr. Davenport is the author of Nevada Water Law (2003), a compendium of Nevada cases and statutes. He specializes in water, energy, nuclear materials, and real property law.
Deeds, Neil: Groundwater Availability Modeling: The Texas Experience (TWR #54)
Neil Deeds is an Engineer with INTERA Incorporated who specializes in advanced hydrogeologic modeling with an emphasis on characterization of uncertainty. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. With INTERA since 1999, Mr. Deeds has worked on over half a dozen of the Texas GAMs. Dr. Deeds is also an Adjunct Professor of Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Delano, Nathaniel: Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West (TWR #121)
nathaniel delano is a graduate student at the University of Arizona. He is studying under Dr. Megdal in pursuit of his Master’s Degree in Water, Society, and Policy, and graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems. He is also a researcher at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center. Prior to coming to Arizona, Nate earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Geography and History from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. His research interests include the application of GIS to solve water management issues, sustainable water use in agriculture, and the economics of water and environmental policy.
Derwingson, Aaron: Innovative Water Management: New Tools for Securing Water for People and Nature (TWR #142)
Aaron Derwingson is the Agricultural Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program where he works in partnership with agricultural water users on pragmatic, solutionoriented approaches to protecting river flows while meeting the needs of people.Currently, he is leading community engagement and outreach efforts for the Colorado Water Bank study, and working with agricultural landowners and water managers to understand issues and concerns with adopting new water management and irrigation practices. Aaron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Aaron worked at the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust helping protect important working lands, wildlife habitat, and water resources in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
Devnani, Anil: Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: Ten Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts (TWR #123)
Anil Devnani is a Project Manager and has worked at Clean Water Services since 2009. He manages the rural planting program, stream and wetland projects, and other watershed management activities. He has a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from University of Michigan with a concentration in resource ecology and management.
Dickison, Jeff: Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward (TWR #155)
Jeff Dickison is a Fish Biologist with a Master of Science degree from the University of Washington. He has worked for the Squaxin Island Tribe for 30 years protecting the Tribe’s treaty rights to fish, shellfish, and habitat to support healthy populations in perpetuity.
Dishman, Diana: Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon (TWR #148)
Diana Dishman is an ecologist with ecological modeling and data analysis experience and a background in population biology. She specializes in quantitative analysis of environmental data and population modeling, and has provided support for technical working groups conducting largescale natural resource damage assessment studies. Ms. Dishman has experience conducting toxicity analyses with a variety of aquatic species. Her previous work evaluating copper toxicity to salmonids at sublethal concentrations using a behavioral endpoint is currently in press.
Dods, David: Phytotreatment of Stormwater: Phytotreatment Findings Betoken a Promising Future (TWR #53)
David Dods is an environmental engineer. David works for URS Corporation in their Overland Park, Kansas office.
Donnelly, Kristina: Water Pricing: Water Rates & the "New Normal" (TWR #114)
Kristina Donnelly is a research associate with the Pacific Institute Water Program. Prior to joining the institute, Ms. Donnelly was the 2008/09 Sea Grant Fellow with the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan and then worked on transboundary water research and educational opportunities for Israelis, Jordanians, Palestinians, and other nationalities at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in southern Israel. Ms. Donnelly received a B.S. in Mathematics from American University and an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan.
Dwyer, James C.: Aquifer Storage Recovery - The Texas Perspective (TWR #19)
James C. Dwyer, P.E., is a Professional Engineer with the international engineering firm, CH2M Hill.Mr.Dwyer is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Florida,and focuses his 18-year practice on water resource development.
Du Bey, Richard: Transboundary Application of CERCLA (TWR #15)
Tribal Water Quality Standards (TWR #18)
CERCLA Citizen Suits Provisions: "Prevailing" Party Determination - The Award of Fees & Costs in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. (TWR #85)
Richard Du Bey chairs the Environmental and Natural resources Section at Short Cressman and Burgess PLLC in Seattle, Washington. He practices primarily in the areas of environmental regulation, water and natural resource law, Indian law, administrative law and inter-governmental negotiations. He counsels private and public sector clients in regulatory program development and compliance, environmental risk management, hazardous substance cleanup, natural resource damages, Brownfield program development and enforcement, and Tribal economic development. He spent four years as Assistant Regional Counsel for the Seattle office of the US Environmental Protection Agency (Region 10) and in 1980 entered private practice. He is a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and Washington.
Dunning, Harrison C.: San Joaquin Settlement - Friant Dam Litigation (TWR #33)
Harrison C. Dunning is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of California at Davis. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Bay Institute of San Francisco, one of the plaintiffs in the Friant litigation. Professor Dunning served as Staff Director of the Governor’s Commission to Review California Water Rights Law (1977-1978), as a member of the California Water Commission (1981-1982) and as a member of a commission establishedto advise CALFED (1996-2001).
Dupuis, Tom: Use Attainability Analysis: Friend or Foe? (TWR #27)
Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits for Water Quality Trading (TWR #52)
Tom Dupuis is a Senior Scientist and Program Manager at CH2M HILL’s Northwest Region, Boise, Idaho Office. Tom has over 30 years of experience in water quality studies and water management practice.
Eberlein, Mark G.: National Flood Insurance & the Endangered Species Act - National Flood Insurance in a Post-Jeopardy Environment: FEMA's "Reasonable and Prudent Alternative" Implementation for the Puget Sound Biological Opinion (TWR #92)
Mark Eberlein works in his official capacity as the Regional Environmental Officer with Region 10, US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). His primary responsibility is to provide guidance to the internal FEMA managers and staff on compliance of their programs with the various environmental and historic laws and regulations. Additionally, he provides technical assistance and outreach to other Federal agencies, State agencies and local communities on FEMA’s environmental responsibilities. Mark started working for FEMA as a Disaster Assistance Employee in 1994. He worked in the Mitigation Division, Region 10, evaluating Hazard Mitigation Grant Program projects for eligibility and writing Environmental Assessments as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. He also provided technical assistance on floodplain management to Oregon communities while assigned as a specialist with the National Flood Insurance Program.
Eden, Susanna: Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona (TWR #58)
Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona (TWR #144)
Susanna Eden is the Assistant Director at the Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona. She holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona and has been engaged with water resources research and outreach for more than 25 years. Her research centers on decision making in water management and the use of scientific information. She is on the team that won the New Arizona Prize Water Consciousness Challenge in April 2015 for an innovative web and video based strategy to raise awareness of water issues. She also edits the WRRC’s quarterly newsletter, Arizona Water Resource, and the annual Arroyo publication.
Eichstaedt, Rick: Water Quality Standards & Hydropower Dams: Finding Concrete Solutions (TWR #45)
Rick Eichstaedt serves as the Spokane River staff attorney for the Center for Justice representing organizations that work to protect and restore the Spokane River watershed. Rick had the honor of representing the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho for seven years on a variety of environmental, natural resource, cultural resource, and treaty-right protection cases. Rick received his J.D. and a certificate in environmental and natural resources law from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He received a B.A. in political science and anthropology from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Erwin, Tanyalee: The Washington Stormwater Center: Stormwater Assistance (TWR #99)
Tanyalee Erwin is Manager of the Washington Stormwater Center and a Research Associate at Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center. She holds dual roles as a faculty member working on fecal coliform pollution in salmon-bearing streams and as the manager and developer of the Washington Stormwater Center, which she helped create in collaboration with the City of Puyallup, University of Washington Tacoma and a team of businesses, local governments, and environmental organizations.
Evans, Brock: Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story (TWR #108)
Brock Evans was the Northwest Representative of the Sierra Club and Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs in the 1960s & early 70s. Exploring nearly all of the wilderness places in the Cascades in those years, he was especially moved by the unusual magnifi cence and huge size of the ancient trees around Bumping Lake. Now President of the National Endangered Species Coalition, he is also very concerned that the destruction of these forests and grasslands by the proposed dams will lead to irreversible losses of prime habitats for such endangered species as bull trout, sage grouse, and spotted owl.
Eyler, Lindsay: Supreme Court Limits ESA: National Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife (TWR #41)
Lindsay Eyler is a student at Yale Law School and a Summer Associate at Davis Wright Tremaine.
Fansler, Craig: Federal Endangered Species Act Decisions: The Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case (TWR #126)
Craig Fansler represents clients in environmental, safety, natural resources, and energy law. He advises clients regarding administrative appeals and litigation and a broad range of regulatory compliance matters regarding federal and state environmental, water, and natural resource laws and regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), and various state chemical and product regulations.
Fereday, Jeff: Idaho Conjunctive Use: Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Conjunctive Water Rights Administration Rules (TWR #40)
Jeff Fereday is a senior partner with Givens Pursley, where his practice emphasizes water and environmental law. Mr. Fereday is admitted to practice in Idaho, Colorado, and Washington, the federal courts of Idaho and Colorado, the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the US Supreme Court. Mr. Fereday and his partner, Mike Creamer, represented private ground water interests who defended the Rules in the American Falls litigation. Mr. Creamer argued the case before the Idaho Supreme Court.
Ferro, Ari M.: Phytotreatment of Stormwater: Phytotreatment Findings Betoken a Promising Future (TWR #53)
Ari M. Ferro, Ph.D., works extensively in the area of phytoremediation. He works for URS Corporation in their Morrisville, North Carolina office.
Filippi, David: Water Delivery Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon and Washington (TWR #41)
ESA Experimental Population: NMFS’ First Proposed Designation a Win-Win for Water Users and Steelhead (TWR #89)
David Filippi practices in the areas of natural resources, environmental and land use law, and concentrates his practice on water rights and water quality, fish and wildlife law, hydropower relicensing and project facility siting and permitting. David has been closely involved in the development and implementation of numerous ESA compliance strategies on behalf of both public and private clients. His experience includes ESA section 7 consultations on behalf of local governments and development interests seeking permits or contract approvals from federal agencies, including the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. David attended the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.
Fitzsimmons, Shauna: Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update (TWR #123)
Shauna Fitzsimmons is an attorney at Austin-based Sledge Fancher, PLLC. Her practice focuses on water-related and environmental legal issues. Ms. Fitzsimmons represents water districts, cities, public and private utilities, and landowners in matters involving regulation, permitting and planning, water rights, wastewater and water quality matters, complex transactions, and litigation. She practices before federal, state, and local agencies in Texas, in the courts, and before the Texas Legislature.
Flanagan, Brien J.: CERCLA Liability: Ninth Circuit Accepts "Divisible Harm" as a Defense (TWR #39)
Brien Flanagan is an associate in Schwabe’s Portland office. Mr. Flanagan focuses his practice on environmental and natural resources law as well as commercial litigation. He has litigated cases involving the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, Oregon Superfund, Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act and Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act. Recently, Mr. Flanagan won a multimillion dollar summary judgment award for insurance coverage of environmental liabilities. He regularly consults on environmental risk and liability issues for mergers and acquisitions, real estate, energy, and natural resources transactions. His efforts include conducting due diligence investigations and risk analysis for industrial property purchases, leases and natural resources development projects, as well as analyzing workplace environmental safety and liability issues and assisting with permitting issues. Mr. Flanagan lends a significant portion of his time and efforts to pro bono legal work through Schwabe’s legal clinic, a low-income legal clinic which serves the Hispanic population in east Multnomah County.
Forrest, Carol: Stormwater Management: Increased Construction Site Scrutiny - Avoiding Enforcement (TWR #13)
Carol Forrest has more than 25 years of experience in urban runoff, stormwater quality, erosion control, and watershed management. She is a registered civil engineer, a registered geotechnical engineer, a Certified Professional in Erosion and sediment Control (CPESC), and a Certified Professional in Storm Water (CPSWQ). In addition, Carol has been very active in the International Erosion Control Association, and has provided training to thousands of erosion control practitioners across the country.
Forsgaard, Karl: Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story (TWR #108)
Karl Forsgaard is President of the North Cascades Conservation Council. He is an attorney who has represented conservation and recreation groups seeking to protect public lands from adverse impacts of off-road vehicle use.
Fort, Denise D. : New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change (TWR #48)
Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West (TWR #106)
Denise Fort is a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and Director of the School’s Utton Center. She writes about environmental law, water policy, river restoration, and climate policy. She chaired the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, by appointment of President Clinton, which prepared a seminal report on western water policy. Fort also served as Director of New Mexico’s Environmental Improvement Division, as an attorney with New Mexico PIRG and Southwest Research and Information Center, and as Executive Director of Citizens for a Better Environment (CA). She was a member of the National Research Council’s Water, Science, and Technology Board and participates in NRC reports. She has worked in public finance as the Secretary of Finance and Administration for New Mexico and an assistant Attorney General in the Taxation and Revenue Department of the state.
Fowler, Lara B.: Northwest Water Banking: Meeting Instream and Out of Stream Water Needs in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #102)
Lara B. Fowler worked for the Oregon Department of Water Resources on Deschutes Basin mitigation issues before attending law school at the University of Washington. After law school, she joined a private practice and focused on dispute resolution in the natural resource environment. She is past president of Washington Water Trust and will be teaching at Penn State School of Law in the Fall of 2012.
Frandsen, Angela: Mining Megasite Cleanup: CERCLA Remedies Adapt to Circumstances in Butte, Montana (TWR #26)
Angela Frandsen is an Environmental Engineer in the Helena, Montana office of the environmental consulting firm Camp, Dresser, and McKee (CDM). Her focus is on water quality, aquatic geochemistry/contaminant fate and transport, remediation, and water treatment processes. With CDM, she provides technical support on the Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit site for the EPA Region 8 Montana Office, and has supported EPA in various capacities on many of the other Federal Superfund sites in Montana.
Fredell, John A.: The Southern Delivery System - Getting to the Finish Line: Planning, Permitting & Constructing (TWR #113)
John Fredell has served as the Program Director for the Southern Delivery System (SDS) since September 2007. In that role, Mr. Fredell is responsible for planning, permitting and construction of the SDS, a major water delivery system that will bring water from the Arkansas River to Colorado Springs and its project partners. John has been with Colorado Springs Utilities since 1993, and has been closely involved with development of the Southern Delivery System since 2002. Prior to his selection as SDS Program Director, he held other legal positions with Colorado Springs Utilities, most recently Deputy City Attorney-Utilities. In that role, he served on the Chief Executive Offi cer’s leadership team. Before joining Colorado Springs Utilities in 1993, Mr. Fredell was employed by a commercial general contractor in Oklahoma City, and later owned a landscape and irrigation contracting fi rm in Colorado Springs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Oklahoma State University with a minor in economics. In addition, he holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.
Frey, Merritt: Army Corps Nationwide Permits & Clean Water Act 401 Water Quality Certification: New NWPS (TWR #97)
Merrit Frey is the River Network’s Habitat Program Director. Ms. Frey is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Fronczak, William H.: Colorado Water Issues: An Interview with Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe (TWR #81)
Porosity Storage Reservoirs: A 21st Century Solution for Water Storage (TWR #89)
Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Water Needs and Appropriate Management (TWR #102)
Bill Fronczak is the Rockies Region Director of business development for Select Energy Services of Denver, Colorado. Select Energy Services is a total water solutions company (sourcing to treatment), who services the oil and gas industry in the all major shale plays in the United States and Canada. Previously, Mr. Fronczak was an attorney with Perkins Coie, LLP. He also practiced law in Georgia in the areas of water, environmental, and land use law. Mr. Fronczak is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, where he teaches water law and policy. Mr. Fronczak’s 20+ years of water experience also involves seven years as the Chief of Water Supply for the State of Colorado Division of Water Resources. Mr. Fronczak’s career also involves practice as a private water and environmental consulting engineer from 1991 to 1997. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Colorado School of Mines, and his JD degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Fronczak is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Georgia; and is a licensed professional engineer in the States of Colorado, Georgia, and Wyoming.
Frost, Stacy J.: Municipal Landfill Redevelopment - From Legacy Landfill to Watershed-Protective Sports Stadium in Astoria, Oregon (TWR #138)
Stacy Frost has over 14 years of experience in civil engineering and has been heavily involved in brownfield redevelopment. He has led project teams in the design of park, commercial, residential, education facility, light industrial, heavy industrial, waterfront, and port developments. His experience includes site development master planning, utility system master planning, transportation system master planning, street design, water system design, sanitary sewer system design, storm drainage system design, grading design, earthwork analysis, erosion control design, stormwater analysis, and permitting. Throughout his career, Mr. Frost has had the opportunity to design and manage a wide variety of projects ranging from small commercial developments to large industrial subdivisions. He has worked closely with both large and small project teams to develop design concepts, meet the needs of the clients, and help create developments that benefit the community.
Frownfelter, Darcy: The Rule of Capture and the Edwards Aquifer Adjudication (TWR #1)
Darcy is a partner in the Environmental, Administrative and Public Law Department, and practices in Kemp Smith's Austin office where he has served as General Counsel for the Edwards Aquifer Authority since 1987. He is a former Deputy Attorney General for the Idaho Department of Water Resources, Hearings Examiner with the Texas Water Commission, and Legal Advisor to the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission - U.S. and Mexico.
Fujii, Taku: Northwest Regional Sediment Evaluation - Development Project Overview and Update (TWR #21)
Taku Fuji, PhD, is the Senior Toxicologist/Sediment Quality Specialist at Kennedy Jenks Consultants. Dr. Fuji has over twelve years of experience working on issues related to risk assessments and sediment contamination at hazardous waste sites. In addition, Dr. Fuji has considerable experience conducting dredged material characterization and evaluation of disposal options for this material. Dr. Fuji is responsible for developing and conducting human health and ecological risk assessments and designing, implementing and interpreting biological testing programs. Dr. Fuji has considerable experience leading field sampling programs in support of risk assessments and has successfully completed risk assessments using national and regional risk assessment guidance in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. Dr. Fuji has extensive laboratory experience investigating the biotic and physio-chemical factors that influence the bioaccumulation of contaminants from sediments and in the biological testing methods used to assess the acute and chronic effects of sediment contaminants on benthic organisms. He is an expert in the development, interpretation, and use of sediment quality criteria and standards and has led sediment collection efforts under a variety of regulatory programs.
Fulp, Terrace J.: The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead (TWR #33)
Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study (TWR #90)
Terrance (Terry) Fulp, Ph.D., is Deputy Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region. Dr. Fulp holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the Colorado School of Mines; a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado; a Masters in Geophysics from Stanford University; and a B.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of Tulsa. Terry is also the Project Manager of the planning effort to develop additional operational guidelines for Lakes Powell and Mead.
Furey, Christopher: Flow Restoration in the Northwest: Columbia Basin Water Transactions (TWR #2)
Christopher Furey is a Policy Analyst for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon. He is involved with the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Programs, working on innovation strategies for increasing stream flows.
Furia, Joe: Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations for Water Quality Trading in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #125)
Joe Furia is the Senior Policy Director and General Counsel for The Freshwater Trust. Joe earned his J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Lewis and Clark Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Yale University.
Futornick, Katherine: Mercury Contamination - A West Coast Perspective (TWR #31)
Analysis of Mercury in Water and Sediment (TWR #32)
Mercury Reduction Programs: Overview of Several Western States (TWR #39)
Phytotreatment of Stormwater: Phytotreatment Findings Betoken a Promising Future (TWR #53)
Katherine Futornick is a managing scientist with URS Corporation and specializes in strategic planning and management of complex environmental projects. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduate studies at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University where she conducted research into the environmental stressors on internal opiates in mammalian reproductive systems. During the past 10 years, she has managed projects investigating mercury contamination from legacy mining sites and managed several watershed assessment and stormwater projects. Katherine serves as Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and is on the board for the Pacific Northwest International Section of A&WMA.
Gaarder, Jeff: Risk-Based UST Site Closures: Technically Sound / Good Economics for Underground Storage Tank Cleanups (TWR #139)
Jeff Gaarder, GHD, is Principal in Charge for GHD’s Pacific Northwest Offices (Lynnwood and Tacoma, WA). Mr. Gaarder oversees approximately 100 oil and gas sites in western Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. These projects sites include former and active service stations, bulk fuel terminals, and maintenance facilities. The sites are at various stages of environmental cleanup including UST removal, preliminary and subsequent site investigations, and remediation implementation. Consistent regulatory interface and advocacy on risk-based solutions has led to closure of approximately 60 sites in the last seven years. He supervises approximately 20 professionals consisting of geologists, engineers, scientists, and technicians involved with: sediment and upland soils remediation and restoration; wetland permitting and restoration; stormwater and surface water planning; environmental site assessments; feasibility studies, risk assessments; remedial planning; remedial system installation; remedial system operation and maintenance; and regulatory site closure.
Gaddis, Marley: Environmental Markets: Using Environmental Markets to Expand the Pace and Scale of Restoration (TWR #94)
Marley Gaddis is the Grants Director for The Freshwater Trust in Portland, Oregon.
Gallup, Rebecca: Municipal Water Conservation: Cost Benefit Analysis and Comparison (TWR #30)
Rebecca Gallup is a Research Specialist with the Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona (Water CASA).
Garrity, Michael: Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows take Risks, Find Common Ground (TWR #106)
Author's Reply - Yakima Water Plan (TWR #108)
Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation (TWR #135)
Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135)
Michael Garrity is American Rivers’ (AR’s) Director for the Rivers of Puget Sound and the Columbia Basin. Michael joined American Rivers in 2000, working out of the organization’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. He moved back home to the Puget Sound area in 2003. Michael now leads AR’s efforts to protect and restore the Rivers of Puget Sound and the Columbia Basin. Michael serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition and is on the executive committees for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan and the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Office of the Columbia River. Prior to joining American Rivers, Michael was a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals and a legal intern for the Sierra Club. Michael holds a B.A. in History from the University of Washington, and a J.D. and Environmental Law Specialization Certificate from UC Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall).
Gasdick, Alicia: Restoring the San Joaquin River: Restoration Program Update & Status Report (TWR #76)
Alicia Gasdick is the Project Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation’s San Joaquin River Restoration Program. Ms. Gasdick has managed various National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, water rights, and restoration projects both in the public and private sector. Ms. Gasdick has bachelor of the science degrees in Environmental Studies and Hydrologic Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Gelardi, Michael J.: Federal Wetlands Jurisdiction: New Post-Rapanos Guidance - Longer Federal Reach, Less Certainty (TWR #87)
Michael J. Gelardi is an associate attorney in the Portland, Oregon office of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP. His practice encompasses environmental, land use, and energy law, including water rights and water quality issues. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Section on Agricultural Law.
Gelt, Joe: Nogales Wastewater Treatment: International Issues Impact Progress (TWR #27)
Joe Gelt is the editor of the Arizona Water Research newsletter, published by the University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center. He is a jounalist specializing in state and regional water issues.
Ghaffari, Jason: Stormwater Treatment Technology: Recent Innovations (TWR #113)
Jason Ghaffari (CPSWQ, CHMM), is a private sector stormwater professional with over seven years of experience in environmental consulting. With specialization in water treatment and project managment for clients in the Pacifi c Northwest, his expertise includes: stormwater design and implementation; regulatory enforcement support and response; inspection services; permit management; consent decree compliance and site auditing.
Gheleta, Michael: Litigation on the Colorado River: Conflicts in Search of Solutions (TWR #67)
Michael A. Gheleta is a Shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Water & Public Lands, Natural Resources and Land Use Groups. Based in the Denver office, he focuses his practice on water rights, federal reclamation law, public land management, environmental compliance and natural resources litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gheleta served for more than 14 years as a trial attorney in the US Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, in Denver and Sacramento, handling all aspects of natural resources litigation and negotiation in federal and state courts. Mr. Gheleta has represented numerous federal officials and agencies in litigation, from the President to the Secretaries of Interior, Agriculture and Commerce. In particular, he has been involved in judicial development of the Law of the River through litigation of water right and equitable apportionment claims, federal environmental statutes, and the Mexican Water Treaty on the Colorado River in multistate and international litigation brought by irrigation districts, Native American tribes, environmental groups and Mexican interests.
Gidding, Margaret: Restoring the San Joaquin River: Restoration Program Update & Status Report (TWR #76)
Margaret Gidding is the Project Coordination Specialist for the Bureau of Reclamation’s San Joaquin River Restoration Program. Ms. Gidding has been working on outreach for the Federal government for the past 16 years and has a Communications Degree from the California State University, Sacramento.
Gilbert, James: Water Policy & Science: Nebraska's River Basin Evaluation Tools (TWR #107)
James Gilbert is a Coordinator within the Integrated Water Management Division of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources where he leads technical projects and investigations to support the agency’s objectives. In his two-and-a-half years with NDNR he has been involved with a number of regional modeling projects including the Platte River Cooperative Hydrology Study, COHYST. Prior to joining NDNR James received his Master’s degree in hydrologic science through the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Gilkerson, Sheridan L.: Aquifer Storage Recovery - The Texas Perspective (TWR #19)
Sheridan L. Gilkerson, Esq ,an Associate with Jackson,Sjoberg,McCarthy &Wilson LLP, focuses her practice on natural resources law with an emphasis on water and wastewater issues. Prior to joining the Firm,Ms.Gilkerson was an Attorney in the Environmental Law Division of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where she interpreted laws,rules and regulations affecting the Commission ’s operations,and represented the Executive Director in contested administrative hearings focusing on water quality and water utility matters.
Gillaspie, Janet: Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange: Access to Regional Information On-line (TWR #9)
Janet Gillaspie is the principal and owner of Environmental Strategies, LLC and has worked and written extensively about several issues in the environmental world. Ms. Gillaspie is a Contributing Writer for the Oregon Insider.
Gindlesperger, Stephanie: Nutrient Numeric Endpoints - California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study (TWR #115)
Stephanie Gindlesperger is an Engineer with Stetson Engineers Inc. She specializes in water rights, water supply planning, and water quality. Stephanie obtained her Masters in Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Ginsberg, Beth S:
Federal District Court Rejects Argument that ESA Consultation is Required (TWR #34)
NPDES Requirements & Pesticides: EPA's Final Rule Exempts Certain Applications (TWR #35)
Beth S. Ginsberg is a partner in Stoel Rives, LLP (Seattle, WA) where she focuses her practice on environmental law. Ms. Ginsberg has more than 20 years experience litigating and providing advice on environmental, natural resources, and wildlife matters under the CWA, ESA, NEPA, and other federal and state statutes for public and private entities. Ms. Ginsberg has been consistently voted a “Super Lawyer” and has recently been named one of the Fifty Top Women Lawyers in Washington by Washington Law & Politics, and is listed by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.
Glennon, Robert: Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona (TWR #58)
Robert Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law. He is the author of Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters (Island Press, 2002) and Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It, which Island Press will publish in March 2009.
Waterway-To-Waterway Transference: NPDES Permit Requirements and the Miccosukee Case (TWR #2)
Klamath Decisions: Court Rulings on "Takings" and BiOp/RPA Sufficiency (TWR #22)
Water Quality Litigation: Oregon's "State-of-the-Art" Water Quality Standards Challenged - NWEA v. EPA (TWR #24)
State Authority & Hydropower: Supreme Court Affirms State Authority in S.D. Warren v. Main (TWR #28)
NPDES Permits & Water Transfers: Post-Miccosukee Court in Florida Finds NPDES Permit Necessary (TWR #35)
Water Transfers and the Clean Water Act (TWR #36)
Ecomarket Approaches to Addressing Water Quality Obligations: Legal Overview and the Hells Canyon Test Case (TWR #63)
Federal Wetlands Jurisdiction: New Post-Rapanos Guidance - Longer Federal Reach, Less Certainty (TWR #87)
SACKETT v. EPA: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door to Pre-Enforcement Review (TWR #98)
Oregon Temperature Water Quality Standards Upheld (Sort Of) (TWR #98)
Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon (TWR #133)
“Waters of the United States” - Not Quite Clear Yet (TWR #149)
Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool (TWR #158)
Richard M. Glick is a partner in the Portland, Oregon, Office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he practices water, environmental, and energy law. Prior to entering private practice, Rick was staff counsel at the California State Water Resources Control Board, and then Deputy City Attorney for the City of Portland, where he advised the City’s Bureaus of Water Works, Hydroelectric Power and Environmental Services. He was the first president of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, served as chair of the Oregon State Bar Section on Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and was a founder of the National Water Resources Law Forum and a member of the Water Resources Committee of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. He has written and presented on numerous occasions on water rights, environmental, and natural resources law issues.
Goemans, Chris: Climate Change and Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Spring Snowmelt on Water Rights and Administration (TWR #63)
Chris Goemans is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Golden, Jocelyn Walsh: Nebraska Water Changing - Dramatic Developments and the Spear T Ranch Case (TWR #21)
Jocelyn Walsh Golden is an associate of the law firm of Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP having joined the firm in 2004. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and natural resources litigation. She graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with degrees in Psychology and Political Science in 2001. She graduated magna cum laude from Creighton University School of Law with her JD in 2004.
Goldman, Patti: EPA, the ESA and Pesticides (TWR #12)
Patti Goldman is managing attorney of Earthjustice's Northwest office (Seattle), which protects natural resources and environmental quality through litigation. Her work concentrates on forestry and salmon. She has extensive expertise in the Endangered Species Act. She is lead counsel in the litigation to compel the US Environmental Protection Agency to bring its pesticide authorizations into compliance with the ESA.
Gorham-Test, Cynthia: Response to “Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?” (Jungreis & Thomas)(TWR #43)
Cynthia Gorham-Test is an Environmental Scientist at the Regional Water Quality Control Board in San Diego, CA where she works on TMDLs. Her areas of expertise include nutrient dynamics in waterebodies, sediment quality in estuaries, and freshwater inflow needs for estuaries. Ms. Gorham-Test received a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Baylor University.
Graham, Andrew: Habitat Protection & Water Rights: Balancing Stream Habitat with New Water Rights Issuance Washington State's Watershed Management Program (TWR #60)
Oregon Water Demand Forecasting: A Transparent & Flexible Tool for State Water Needs Assessment (TWR #62)
Andrew Graham leads HDR’s water planning services in western Washington. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. He is active in municipal water system planning and conservation. Andrew authored Washington State’s Guide to Watershed Planning and Management, and has produced watershed plans for the Yakima Basin and tributaries to the Lower Columbia River. Over the years, he has assisted the State’s Departments of Health, Ecology and Agriculture with policy and program development. In addition, he recently completed work on a statewide forecast of water needs for the Oregon Water Resources Department.
Greer, James: Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims for Arches National Park (TWR #141)
James Greer is the Assistant Utah State Engineer for Technical Services. He has been involved in the negotiated settlement of federal reserved water right claims in Utah, both Indian and non-Indian.
Greetham, Stephen H.: Water, Property & Authority in New Mexico: Balancing Tribal and State Sovereign Interests (TWR #14)
Tribal Issues in Oklahoma: Water Policy in the Former Indian Territory - Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Oklahoma at a Crossroads Over Sardis Reservoir (TWR #82)
Stephen H. Greetham serves as the Chickasaw Nation’s Special Counsel for water and natural resources and as Chief General Counsel to the Nation’s Division of Commerce in Ada, Oklahoma. He also is an adjunct faculty member with the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Stephen was formerly a partner in the Nordhaus Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Gregory, Stanley V. : Willamette River Basin Fish Restoration - “Stepping Stones”: Supporting Prioritized Restoration and Investment in Multiple Ecosystem Services (TWR #49)
Stan Gregory, is Professor of Fisheries in the Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries & Wildlife. His extensive field research and many published materials include analysis of stream ecosystems (channel dynamics, woody debris, water chemistry, benthic algae, invertebrates, fish, salamanders, and riparian vegetation); landscape perspectives for stream ecosystems, the influence of human activities on ecosystem structure and function; historical reconstruction of rivers and riparian forests; and the development of restoration perspectives and practices that are consistent with natural stream processes. Educational Background: Ph.D. - Fisheries, Oregon State University, 1980; M.S. - Fisheries, Oregon State University, 1974; & B.S. - Zoology, University of Tennessee, 1971.
Griffin, Dr. Ron: Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin (TWR #95)
Ron Griffin is professor of water resource economics at Texas A&M University, where he has been a researcher and teacher for thirty years. He is the author of Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects and the editor of Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity. He is currently a co-editor of the journal Water Resources Research. He specializes in water studies pertaining to demand, rate setting, marketing, and costbenefit analysis.
Griffiths, Patrick: Basin-Wide Water Management - Cooperation in the Deschutes Basin: A Municipal Perspective (TWR #7)
Patrick Griffiths is the Water Resources Coordinator for the City of Bend. He works throughout the Deschutes Basin on water conservation and water supply planning. He writes and speaks frequently about historical, current and future water management and policy issues in the Deschutes Basin.
Griggs, Burke W.: Republican River Compact: Federalism, the Compact, and the Serial Crises of State Water Law (TWR #100)
Burke Griggs is Legal Counsel to the Division of Water Resources (DWR), Kansas Department of Agriculture. He represents the State of Kansas in federal and interstate water matters, including litigation before the US Supreme Court (Kansas v. Nebraska & Colorado, No. 126 Orig.), arbitration pursuant to the Court’s decrees, and the administration of Kansas’ four interstate water compacts. He represents the Kansas Chief Engineer and DWR in State court and in administrative hearings, and advises the Department of Agriculture and other state agencies in matters of water policy and legislation. Prior to working at DWR, Mr. Griggs worked in private practice at Stevens & Brand, L.L.P., of Lawrence, Kansas. A native of Denver, Colorado, Mr. Griggs earned his B.A. from Stanford, his master’s degrees and Ph.D. from Yale, and his law degree from the University of Kansas, where he teaches the environmental law seminar.
Gruber, Jacqueline:Stormwater Low Impact Development: An Update on LID Regulations and Practices (TWR #122)
Jacqueline gruber has several years of professional experience in the field of environmental and land use planning, involving both public- and private-sector clients. She has experience with environmental permitting, municipal code, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Gruber’s experience working in both the public and private sectors provides her with the perspective necessary to quickly adapt her approach to meet the needs, expectations, and resources of her clients.
Gulley, Robert: Resolving ESA-Water Conflicts: The Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (TWR #58)
Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute (TWR #124)
Robert Gulley is a Co-Principal of Water Dispute Resolution, LLC (www.waterdisputeresolution.com). He was the Program Manager for the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program. Dr. Gulley has twenty-five year’s experience as an environmental attorney. Prior to becoming the Program Manager, he was a Senior Trial Attorney in the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section of the Department of Justice, handling primarily matters related to the Endangered Species Act. Dr. Gulley has a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He taught in medical schools and worked as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is an author on over thirty-five scientific papers.
Gutwein, Megan: AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness (TWR #147)
Megan Gutwein is a law clerk at Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP and primarily works on water law assignments. She has also volunteered for water law projects through the University of Colorado during law school over the last three years. Ms. Gutwein earned an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University (B.S. 2000) and a Masters degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University in 2011. She will graduate with her J.D. from University of Colorado Law School in May 2016.
Haensly, Sharon: Water & Growth Management: Washington State Supreme Court’s Hirst Decision - Separating Fact from Fiction & Navigating The Path Forward (TWR #155)
Sharon Haensly has practiced law since 1988. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University (1981), and a law degree from the University of Oregon (1988). Before representing the Squaxin Island Tribe, Sharon was an attorney for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and several Seattle law firms that represent Indian tribes.
Hahn, Chase: Aquifer Storage & Recovery Regulation: Survey of UIC-ASR Regulation in Different States (TWR #74)
Chase Hahn received his MS in Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2009. He is currently working as an Engineer for TRC in their Littleton, Colorado office, dealing primarily with permitting and regulatory compliance for clients in various industries.
Haller, Dan: The Columbia River Program: Forecasting Washington State’s Water Future on the Program’s Tenth Anniversary (TWR #150)
Dan Haller is a Principal Water Resources Engineer and Certified Water Right Examiner in Washington State for Aspect Consulting. Dan leads Aspect's Yakima office, coordinating Aspect resources for Central and Eastern Washington projects. Dan’s background includes management of storage and conservation projects, water banking and water rights transfers, and water system design and financial planning. Before joining Aspect, Dan spent more than a decade with the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Hallstein, Eric: Beyond Privatization: Lessons for Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance (TWR #27)
Eric Hallstein is pursuing his Ph.D. with the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) of the University of California at Berkeley. He holds an M.S. from ERG and a second M.S. from Berkeley’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Hamilton, Jessica: Construction Stormwater Regulation: EPA Withdraws Numeric Sedimentation Limits (TWR #79)
EPA Construction Stormwater Rule: Seventh Circuit Clarifies Ruling (TWR #80)
Pesticides Regulation: EPA Concludes Comment Period on Proposed Pesticide General Permit (TWR #80)
Jessica Hamilton, is an Associate at Perkins Coie LLP in Portland, Oregon, and a member of its Environment Energy & Resources Group. Her practice focuses on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance, with a primary focus on issues involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), state clean up laws, environmental remediation, and the Clean Water Act (CWA). Jessica works with clients on cost recovery and remediation issues, regulatory compliance, and release reporting. Jessica is admitted in Oregon and Washington. Jessica is a founding board member of Women in Environment (WIE) and is also on the Board of Directors of SOLV, an Oregon nonprofit focused on improving the environment through volunteer action. She is listed in Oregon Law and Politics as an “Oregon Rising Star.”
Hampton, Priscilla: Water Quality Trading: An Update on Lawsuits and Legal Challenges (TWR #112)
Priscilla (Polly) Hampton is an associate at Perkins Coie LLP in the firm’s Environment, Energy & Resources practice. Polly focuses her practice in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, assisting clients with permitting, compliance and regulatory matters under federal and state laws involving hazardous substance releases, hazardous waste, solid waste, water quality and use, and air quality. She primarily handles matters involving cleanup of contaminated industrial and commercial properties, development of natural resource and industrial projects, defense of environmental enforcement actions and citizen suits, allocation of liability for response costs under CERCLA, and environmental due diligence in real estate and business transactions.
Hansen, Neil: Urban & Rural Water Supplies: Colorado Research Pursues Win-Win Scenario (TWR #48)
Neil Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Soil Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His focus is on understanding how agricultural management practices affect the quality of soil and water resources and to develop management practices that promote sustainability. Professor Hansen holds a Ph.D. in soil physics from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Agronomy from Brigham State University. For the joint PWSD/CSU farm study, Dr. Hansen is in charge of field activities related to cropping system development and water budget acounting.
Hardberger, Amy: Water Demands & Utility Pricing: Using Economics to Promote Utility Resilience (TWR #146)
Amy Hardberger is an Associate Professor at St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Her classes include Property, Land Use Planning, and Water Law. Her areas of research are Groundwater Law, Municipal Water Conservation, Energy/Water Nexus, and Water Valuation. Ms. Hardberger holds a Bachelors degree and a Masters of Science degree and a Jurisprudence Doctorate. She is also a registered professional geoscientist in Texas.
Hardebeck, Nathan: Stormwater Regulation & Management: An Overview of Current Trends in the West (TWR #108)
Nathan Hardebeck has over 10 years of experience in the environmental consulting field with an emphasis on business development and program management related to stormwater services. His professional experience and responsibilities include providing training and technical expertise for stormwater management from the perspective of the regulators as well as working on behalf of private clients and industries on their management and best management practice (BMP) programs. Nathan is now the Stormwater Program Manager for SoundEarth Strategies.
Harding, Michael V.: FIRE & RAIN: Issues and Concerns Following the Incidence of Fires in the Western United States (TWR #140)
Michael Harding is an environmental scientist and one of the leading technical experts in the erosion control industry. A graduate of Purdue University, Michael has over 40 years of experience in erosion and sediment control, resource management, mined land reclamation, wildlife habitat development, and nonpoint source pollution control both in the United States and overseas. He designed and supervised the construction of the San Diego State University Soil Erosion Research laboratory and was its Director from 1999-2002. He has contributed significantly to the body of knowledge related to the effectiveness of alternative approaches to erosion control through field and laboratory testing programs. Michael played a key role in the emergency soil stabilization efforts following the 1991 Oakland firestorm, 1993 Southern California fires, the 2003, 2007, 2012 and 2014 San Diego County/City Fires. Nationally, his efforts on over fifty emergency response plans have focused on leadership, financial assistance and technical guidance in the form of post-fire hazard assessment, design of mitigation strategies, and oversight of extensive mitigation implementation efforts before the onset of winter rains. He developed and teaches the course “Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Hazard Remediation.” Michael is the former President of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and Chief of Council (COC) for that organization’s International Regional Council (IRC).
Hardman, Nancy: Utah Water Conservation: Irrigation District Conservation (TWR #22)
Nancy Hardman grew up in Utah but lived for about 20 years in the Midwest before “coming home” in 1991. She worked four years for the Environmental Quality Section of Utah’s Department of Agriculture as their Nonpoint Source Pollution Program was instituted, and then joined Central Utah Water Conservancy District in 1996 as a technical writer and editor for their NEPA documents. She has served as Conservation Programs Coordinator since 2001. Mrs. Hardman has a B.A. in History and an MPA (Public Administration) from Brigham Young University.
Hardy, Dr. Thomas B.: Klamath Basin Water Resource Issues; Response to Vogel Article (TWR #11)
Dr. Hardy holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, BS and MS degrees in Biology and a BS in Secondary Education. He is a member and Certified Fisheries Scientist of the American Fisheries Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Photogrametry and Remote Sensing, the American Water Resources Association, the International Association for Hydraulic Research and the International Aquatic Modeling Group. He is on the Executive Committee of the International Aquatic Modeling Group, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Ecohydraulics Section of the International Association for Hydraulic Research. Dr. Hardy is Associate Director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University.
Harmon, Rob: Water Restoration Certificates: Voluntary, Market-Based Flow Restoration (TWR #79)
Rob Harmon is Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President at BEF. Rob has been working in the energy field since 1987, starting as an energy auditor in Massachusetts, moving on to manage an international marketing of wind energy. Rob joined BEF in 1999, and developed BEF’s Green Tag program. In 2000, Rob developed and launched the first carbon calculator on the Internet. In 2000, Rob helped close the first retail Green Tag transaction in the US. In 2004, Rob was awarded the national Green Power Pioneer Award for his introduction of the retail Green Tag and ongoing efforts to build a Green Tag market in the US. Rob directed the development of BEF’s national Solar 4R Schools program. His latest venture is the creation of BEF’s Water Restoration Certificate business line. He recently contributed chapters to the book: Voluntary Carbon Markets: A Business Guide to What They Are and How They Work. Rob currently serves on the Boards of the Northwest Energy Coalition, Green-e, the Renewable Energy Marketers Association, and the Environmental Tracking Network of North America.
Harris, Robert L.: Ground Water Right Transfers in the Snake River Plain, Idaho (TWR #10)
Robert L. Harris is an associate attorney for the law firm of Holden, Kidwell, Hahn & Crapo, PLLC in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where the emphasis of his practice relates to water law and other real property issues. He received his JD from the University of Idaho and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Idaho.
Harrison, David: Colorado Groundwater Law (TWR #6)
David Harrison is a practicing water resources lawyer in Boulder, Colorado with the firm of Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. of which he is a shareholder and president. Mr. Harrison has been representing municipalities and agricultural users in water resource problem solving since 1972. A major area of interest in this practice has been the resolution of ground water-surface water conflicts, including negotiation and litigation based upon complex hydrogeologic science and computer modeling. David served as a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1989 through 1997. He was a member of the Board of Governors of The Nature Conservancy from 1980-1990, and was Chairman of the Board during 1988 and 1989.
Harwood, Kyle: Santa Fe Water Resources and Policy: Evolving "Wet Growth Regulations" (TWR #36)
Kyle Harwood is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Santa Fe and in-house counsel for the Sangre de Cristo Water Division. Mr. Harwood received a B.S. degree in natural resource policy from Cornell University, a Master’s of Water Resource Administration degree and a J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico. He has served as an environmental health scientist (Bernalillo County), a clerk to the Federal District Court (Aamodt Litigation), an international water policy consultant (Tasmania, Australia) and has represented municipalities, schools and individuals in private practice. He began working with the City Attorney Office on January 2003.
Hasencamp, William: Colorado River Agreement & Southern California Water (TWR #39)
Bill Hasencamp is the Executive Program Manager at the Metropolitan Water District, where his principal role is to develop and manage water supply programs to augment Metropolitan’s Colorado River Aqueduct supplies. He has been with Metropolitan for six years, recently representing Southern California in negotiations with other water agencies to develop a long-term interstate solution to deal with reduced Colorado River supplies. Prior to joining Metropolitan, Bill worked at Contra Costa Water District in Northern California, where he managed the District’s energy portfolio and developed plans to fill and operate the new Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Before that he worked at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, developing environmental restoration plans for the Mono Basin and water supply forecasting techniques using snow survey data.
Hayes, David: River Management & the Endangered Species Act: Missouri River Litigation (Navigation Versus Fish & Wildlife) - TWR #4
David J. Hayes is a partner and Global Chair of the Environmental, Land and Resources Department of the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. He previously held the position of Deputy Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration.
Heagerty, Daniel D.: Ecosystem Economics (TWR #5)
Daniel Heagerty is a Senior Vice President at David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA). He specializes in environmental permit compliance and regulatory affairs, restoration ecology, and long-range resource and ecosystems management planning.
Heibrun, Chris: Stormwater Regulation & Management: An Overview of Current Trends in the West (TWR #108)
Chris Heilbrun CPESCIT, has served as a stormwater professional for over nine years designing, inspecting, and managing projects throughout the Western US and Rocky Mountain Region. Mr. Heilbrun’s experience includes: training and compliance program development; stormwater plan design and implementation; management of inspection services; business development; consulting teams; consent decree compliance; regulatory enforcement support and response; permit management; revegetation; and auditing. Chris is now the Regional Manager for SoundEarth Strategies.
Henrie, MIchelle: Produced Water & Regulatory Structure: Colorado Struggles with Coalbed Methane Jurisdiction & Control (TWR #69)
Closed Loop Geothermal Power Plants: New Mexico Clarifies Permit Process (TWR #97)
Interview of Scott A. Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer (TWR #105)
Michelle Henrie is a project development attorney with offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Her practice involves water law, land use, real estate, environmental law, and development of natural resources. Ms. Henrie’s work involves all phases of development projects: acquisition, strategy, working with permitting agencies, and resolving disputes and appeals. Ms. Henrie is a LEED (Green building) Accredited Professional and she is ranked among top New Mexico lawyers in the category of Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries by Chambers USA. Ms. Henrie holds degrees from Vermont Law School, The University of Chicago, and Utah State University.
Henry, Betsy: Mercury Contamination - A West Coast Perspective (TWR #31)
Analysis of Mercury in Water and Sediment (TWR #32)
Betsy Henry is a managing scientist from Exponent and has been working in the field of mercury fate and transport for 15 years. She earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1992 with a dissertation on mercury methylation in the environment. Since joining Exponent in 1991, she has focused on mercury-contaminated sites including Onondaga Lake, NY. She stays current with mercury research, most recently attending the 8th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in August 2006.
Hermann, Christopher R.: Wood Waste & Water: Washington State's New Wood Waste Cleanup Push (TWR #39)
Christopher R. Hermann practices with the Resources, Development and Environment practice group at Stoel Rives LLP’s Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, offices. He regularly advises clients on liability issues and obligations in connection with hazardous substances contamination including environmental liability insurance coverage claims. He assists with complex regulatory compliance issues and permitting and represents industrial entities in enforcement actions. Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School and a frequent author and speaker on environmental cleanup and compliance issues, as well as environmental liability and insurance issues.
Hermosillo, Daniel: Water Quality Permits Information Access: Oregon DEQ Launches Water Quality Electronic Document Repository (TWR #84)
Daniel Hermosillo is a Water Quality Data Analyst for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in Portland, Oregon.
Hesse, Todd: San Diego Creek's Natural Treatment Stormwater Management System (TWR #18)
Todd Hesse, EIT, is a Chemist and Civil Engineer by training, and is currently a Staff Engineer with the Portland, OR, office of GeoSyntec Consultants. Todd has developed pollutant load models for several development projects, assisted with selection and sizing of stormwater BMPs, conducted stormwater monitoring for the City of Portland, and helped prepare a manual for monitoring the effectiveness of stormwater BMPs and stormwater monitoring plans. His primary responsibilities involve model development and application, technical analysis, and report preparation of water resources engineering and water quality projects.
Heimbucher, Craig: Water Quality Criteria & the Biotic Ligand Model: Proposed Updates to Statewide Copper Water Quality Criteria in Oregon (TWR #148)
Craig Heimbucher is an Oregon-licensed professional environmental engineer with 15 years of experience in the environmental field, both in the public sector and consulting. His focus is providing environmental solutions to public and private organizations with an emphasis on projects involving contaminated stormwater, soil, and sediment. He has extensive management experience with stormwater treatment, environmental compliance, and source control projects.
Hightower, Mike: Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway (TWR #66)
Mike Hightower is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis Center at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a civil and environmental engineer with over 30 years experience in research and development. His current efforts include research and evaluation of innovative environmental and energy technologies and the reliability, security, and protection of critical water and energy infrastructures. One of his current activities is as project leader for a Science and Technology Roadmap for DOE for Energy-Water research and development. He recently helped write a Report to Congress on current and emerging energy and water interdependencies and challenges. Another current effort is helping federal facilities improve their ability to meet their critical mission energy needs safely, securely, and reliably through risk-based design and implementation of energy surety microgrids. Mike holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from New Mexico State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Citizens for Responsible Energy, is past-Chair of the Waste management Education and Research Consortium Industrial Advisory Board, and past-Chair of ASME’s Environmental Engineering Division.
Hill, Jason T.: Texas Water Law Litigation (TWR #76)
Jason Hill is a member of Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend’s Water Practice Group, which is the largest group of water attorneys at any law firm in the state of Texas. Jason counsels municipalities, groundwater conservation districts, regional water districts and other State political subdivisions, commercial and industrial interests, and individual landowners on water resources management, water rights, water utilities, and other water supply planning issues. He also advocates for his clients before the Texas District and Appellate courts, as well as the State Office of Administrative Hearing, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and other agencies of the State of Texas.
Hinds, Alex: Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California Produces New Locally Adaptable Tool - Case Studies Track Impacts of Various Land Uses on Water & Stormwater (TWR #119)
Alex Hinds directed planning or community development agencies for Lake, San Luis Obispo, and Marin Counties. Mr. Hinds was the principal architect of the trend-setting Marin Countywide Plan update and nationally recognized implementation programs focusing on sustainability and climate protection. In 2009, Alex co-founded Sonoma State University’s Center for Sustainable Communities. Alex currently works with other “recycled” professionals and students assisting local governments with sustainability issues. In this capacity, Alex has provided technical assistance to the California Department of Water Resources, as well as six California cities and counties.
Hinman, Curtis: Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions (TWR #139)
Curtis Hinman is a Senior Scientist with Herrera Environmental Consultants. Curtis has 20 years of professional experience focused on stormwater and water resources management. Mr. Hinman is a leader and entrepreneur in developing new and innovative stormwater management programs based on his recent work at Washington State University focused on low impact development. He is recognized nationally as a low impact development expert and dedicated to finding practical solutions for protecting our fresh and marine waters. He was faculty with Washington State University Extension and the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, and was the University’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Specialist. Curtis was the co-designer and lead scientist for the WSU Low Impact Development (LID) Research Program, which is one of the largest LID research facilities in the U.S. Hinman is the author of the “Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound” and the “Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners.” Curtis also serves on national and regional advisory committees that develop stormwater management policy, technical guidelines and identify funding and research needs. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Studies (concentration in watershed ecology and management), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (1997) and a B.S. in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning (specializations in lake ecology, water resource management, laws, and institutions), University of California at Davis (1994).
Hobbs, Greg: Colorado and Western Water Law: A Continuing Alchemy (TWR #36)
Beneficial Use & Anti-Speculation: Can These Water Law Principles Meet the Challenges of Climate Change? (TWR #137)
Justice Greg Hobbs took office as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court on May 1, 1996. He practiced water, environmental, land use and transportation law for 25 years before that. He is a co-convener of the western water judges educational project, Dividing the Waters; Vice President of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education; and the author of Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law, Second Edition (Colorado Foundation for Water Education 2004), In Praise of Fair Colorado, The Practice of Poetry, History, and Judging (Bradford Publishing Co. 2004), and Colorado Mother of Rivers, Water Poems (Colorado Foundation for Water Education 2005).
Holloway, Nate: Stormwater Regulation & Management: An Overview of Current Trends in the West (TWR #108)
Nate Holloway has over eight years of experience in the allied fields of environmental science, construction, and engineering particularly as they relate to water treatment, environmental remediation, and project management. He has provided Certifi ed Erosion and Sediment Control consulting, training, and oversight on a number of high profile projects throughout Washington State and other areas of the country. Nate is now the NW Regional Stormwater Manager for SoundEarth Strategies.
Horton, Alan: Environmental Markets: Using Environmental Markets to Expand the Pace and Scale of Restoration (TWR #94)
Alan Horton is the Managing Director of The Freshwater Trust with more than 18 years of seniorlevel not-for-profit experience. At The Freshwater Trust, he oversees operations, development, communications and The Freshwater Trust’s StreamBank initiative. Prior to The Freshwater Trust, Mr. Horton served as Executive Director of Sedona Cultural Park in Arizona, where he managed the conversion of a 50-acre landfill into a nature preserve, park, performance facility, and small college branch campus. Earlier, Mr. Horton worked as Director of Finance and Operations for ArtsFund in Seattle where he oversaw over $5 million in annual grant-making efforts and helped facilitate numerous public-private development partnerships, including the $150 million campaign for the Seattle Symphony’s new concert hall.
Howe, Charles W.: US Water Services Privatization: Key Issues and Experiences (TWR #12)
Charles W. Howe is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He chaired the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board's Committee on Privatization of Water Services in the United States. The Committee's report, Privatization of Water Services in the United States: An Assessment of Issues and Experience, was published by the National Academy Press in 2002.
Howe, Shippen: EPA Effluent Guidelines: Proposed Regulation of Shale Gas & Coalbed Methane Effluent (TWR #96)
Shippen Howe is Of Council at Van Ness Feldman’s Washington D.C. Office. His practice focuses on oil and natural gas matters. He assists companies with the construction of significant new pipeline facilities and with compliance with the entire panoply of state and federal environmental regulations. After serving as a law clerk to the administrative judges at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Mr. Howe has been in private practice since 1987, focusing primarily on the natural gas industry.
Hulse, David W.: Willamette River Basin Fish Restoration - “Stepping Stones”: Supporting Prioritized Restoration and Investment in Multiple Ecosystem Services (TWR #49)
David Hulse is an Associate Professor and Department Head in Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon and a member of the University’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment. His expertise is in geographic information systems and the use of computer-based tools for facilitating land use planning and natural resource decisions. Professor Hulse served as the Principal Investigator of the Chernobyl Project, a joint Russian/American project aimed at helping reduce human health risks. His current efforts include work with EPA and state agencies on development of spatial decision support systems for creating and evaluating different possible land use futures for their effects on water quality and biodiversity. Hulse is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, a Fulbright Scholar, and co-author of macGIS, a geographic information system now in use in over 1000 installations, in three languages, around the world.
Hummel, Stan: Wastewater Treatment - Benefits of Moving Beyond Minimum Requirements: King County Washington's Brightwater Project (TWR #46)
Stan Hummel is the design manager for the Brightwater Treatment Plant. He has 18 years of project management experience in the King County Wastewater Treatment Division including management of pipeline projects and treatment plant upgrades. Stan was involved in the site selection and Environmental Impact Statement for the Brightwater facilities, and led the treatment technology selection and final design. Stan is a professional engineer in the State of Washington and graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Iani, John: EPA Clean Water Act Regulations: Ninth Circuit Affirms District Court Mandate that EPA Issue Construction Industry Guidelines & Standards (TWR #57)
Clean Water Act Enforcement: EPA Issues New Action Plan (TWR #69)
John Iani, a partner at Van Ness Feldman (Seattle, WA), is available to represent clients in developing and structuring business and commercial endeavors, as well as to provide counseling on project development, energy, natural resources, fisheries, and environmental issues before Congress, federal and state agencies, regulatory bodies, and the courts. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman in August 2004, John Iani served as the Regional Administrator for Region 10 of the US Environmental Protection Agency. As Regional Administrator from 2001 to 2004, Mr. Iani was responsible for managing EPA’s programs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Iani was Vice President and General Counsel at UniSea, Inc., a leading seafood company. From 1990 to 1993 he served as President of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association, representing the interests of the twenty largest seafood processing companies in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Mr. Iani also served on the Secretary of Commerce’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee and participated in committees for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Igloria, Ronan: Oregon Water Demand Forecasting: A Transparent & Flexible Tool for State Water Needs Assessment (TWR #62)
Ronan Igloria, PE, is Utility Management Services Lead for HDR Engineering in Portland, Oregon. He is responsible for utility services related to planning, operations, and management. Ronan specializes in water resources, focusing on water master planning and stormwater and watershed management planning, source water protection, water rights, regulatory compliance, and hydrologic analysis.
Israel, Daniel H.: Easements On and Over Federal Lands (TWR #8)
Daniel H. Israel is a reservoir law expert with thirty years expeience in appropriated state water rights, Indian water rights, Bureau of Reclamation law, USFS law, environmental law, and the transfer of reservoirs from federal to private ownership.
Jacobs, Jeffrey W.: US Water Services Privatization: Key Issues and Experiences (TWR #12)
Jeffrey W. Jacobs is a staff officer of the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board and served as Study Director for the Committee on Privatization of Water Services in the United States.
Jacobs, Teresa: Water Quality Trading: An Update on Lawsuits and Legal Challenges (TWR #112)
Teresa Jacobs is an associate at Perkins Coie LLP in the firm’s Environment, Energy & Resources practice. Teresa focuses her practice on regulatory and compliance matters under state and federal environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act; defense of administrative and civil enforcement actions; environmental and land use permitting; and litigation. Teresa also represents entities responsible for developing and implementing water quality trading programs in Oregon and nationwide.
Jaeger, Frank P. : Urban & Rural Water Supplies: Colorado Research Pursues Win-Win Scenario (TWR #48)
Frank Jaeger is the District Manager of the Parker Water and Sanitation District (Parker) in Parker, Colorado, a position he has held since 1981. He has guided Parker from a community with 400 taps in 1981 to a growing Denver suburban area with more than 15,000 taps today and an expected buildout population of over 100,000 people. Through Mr. Jaeger’s leadership, Parker is currently building Rueter-Hess Reservoir, a 72,000 ac-ft reservoir, and he is taking a leading role in the development of sustainable water supplies for Parker and northeastern Douglas County. Mr. Jaeger developed the concept for the joint PWSD/CSU farm study. In 2005, the El Paso County Commissioners appointed Mr. Jaeger to the Metro Roundtable. Recently, he was appointed by Governor Owens to a three-year term on the Colorado Ground Water Commission.
Jarvis, Glenn: Conversion of Irrigation Rights to Municipal and Industrial Rights: New Legislation, Court Case and Transactions Affecting the Lower Rio Grande (TWR #62)
Glenn Jarvis is an attorney with more than 40 years of experience in the field of water law. He has handled many important water transactions and cases as lead counsel, while also serving as an expert witness in other cases. He often advises water districts, river authorities and landowners on the nuances of state and federal water law, and serves on advisory committees of regulatory agencies. Mr. Jarvis is also a frequent presenter at water law conferences in the United States and Mexico. A recognized authority in the Law of the Rio Grande, surface water law in general, and special issues of western water law, Mr. Jarvis holds a remarkable legal acumen for one of the most precious and complex natural resources.
Jarvis, Todd: Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis, Interim Director - Institute for Water & Watersheds at OSU (TWR #137)
A widely recognized expert on groundwater issues, Todd Jarvis, PhD, is a consulting groundwater hydrologist with over 30 years of experience working for global water/wastewater engineering and groundwater engineering firms. With professional licenses as a Certified Engineering Geologist, Certified Water Right Examiner, and Certified Mediator, he specializes in dispute prevention and conflict resolution related to groundwater resources and water well construction. Since earning his PhD at Oregon State University (OSU) in 2006, he has taught courses in water resources policy and management, water negotiations, and collaborative processes at OSU, as well as internationally as a consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon Law School teaching Environmental Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Planning and Management for the School of Public Policy, Planning and Management. He served on the licensing boards for professional geologists in the states of Wyoming and Oregon. His new book Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers is available through Routledge (2014). Todd is the Interim Director of the Institute for Water & Watersheds at OSU one of the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes located across the United States celebrating over 50 years of being in business thanks to the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.
Jerla, Carly: Colorado River Basin Supply & Demand Study (TWR #90)
Colorado Basin Study - Basin Water Supply & Demand Study Update (TWR #100)
Carly Jerla is an Operations Research Analyst for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region in the Boulder Canyon Operations Office. She is currently on assignment to the University of Colorado’s Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water & Environmental Systems in Boulder Colorado. Carly obtained a BS Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a BS Degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002. She also earned her MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in 2005. Carly was an integral part of technical team that developed the Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead, and leads the Region’s research and development of modeling applications and decision support for water operations and planning. She is currently Reclamation’s Co-Study Manager for the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study.
Johnson, Gary S.: Ground Water Right Transfers in the Snake River Plain, Idaho (TWR #10)
Gary S. Johnson, PhD, PE, is an Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho and Associate Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute. He presently teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in Hydrology and conducts research related to ground water and surface water interactions and ground water modeling.
Johnson, Kim: Columbia River Toxics: EPA’s Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics (TWR #58)
Kim Johnson is an Environmental Engineer currently working on a six month detail to the Oregon Operations Office for the US Environmental Protection Agency. In her current position, she is responsible for providing support on the Columbia River Toxics Reduction Strategy and EPA’s National Commitment to the Columbia River in EPA’s Strategic Plan. She also represents EPA at the Columbia River Basin Federal Caucus and is currently leading a Water Quality Focus Workgroup of Federal Agency Representatives to identify collaborative Federal opportunities to reduce toxics in the Columbia River Basin. Ms. Johnson has over twenty years of experience with the federal government. Her experience includes 11 years in the EPA office in Kansas City, Kansas, five years with the Bureau of Reclamation in Montana, and five years with the USDA Forest Service in Idaho and Montana. Ms. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University.
Johnson, Kira: Endangered Species Act Litigation: Critical Habitat Expansion for Santa Ana Sucker Appealed & Other ESA Litigation (TWR #118)
Kira Johnson is an associate in the Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Johnson works with public and private clients in matters involving environmental, water, and land use law. She is currently involved with ongoing federal litigation matters concerning the intersection between water resources and species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act in the San Francisco Bay Delta and the Santa Ana River basin. She serves as counsel for the appellant water agencies in Bear Valley. Ms. Johnson received her JD from Loyola Law School where she was a Dean’s Scholar and a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board. While in law school, Ms. Johnson externed with the California Attorney General in the Natural Resources Law Section as part of the Public Rights Summer Honors Program. Ms. Johnson received a BA in Religion and Environmental Studies from Swarthmore College.
Johnson, Michael: Stormwater Treatment Technology: Recent Innovations (TWR #113)
Michael Johnson, PE is a Principal Engineer at Lean Environment. Michael holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, and brings over 20 years’ experience working with corporate, non-profits and regulatory agencies. He was the Director of Plant Operations Genie Industries, is the Founder of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s TREE Program, and has won numerous awards in the public and private sectors.
Johnson, Nancy: Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway (TWR #66)
Nancy Johnson has served as a senior technical and policy advisor on energy and environmental issues at DOE since the 1980’s. Currently, as Director for Environmental Science and Policy Analysis in the Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Ms. Johnson oversees a range of communication, policy analysis and environmental research activities including assessments of regulatory, legislative and policy initiatives having the potential to affect US oil and natural gas supply; coordinates the Department’s interactions with the National Petroleum Council, an advisory body to the Secretary of Energy; and serves as the Department’s official representative to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
Johnson, Norman K.: Arches National Park Water Rights: Settlement of Federal Reserved Water Right Claims for Arches National Park (TWR #141)
Norman Johnson is the Division Director, Natural Resources Division, Utah Attorney General’s Office. He has been involved in the negotiated settlement of federal reserved water right claims in Utah, both Indian and non-Indian.
Joner, Jason B. : Basin-Wide TMDL Development: Impacts on NPDES Permits (TWR #9)
Jason B. Joner is an associate with Miller Nash's business department in its Vancouver, Washington office. He focuses his practice on business planning and transactions, and real estate. Mr. Joner received his bachelors degree in political science from the University of Washington and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Jones, P. Andrew: South Platte Well Crisis, 2002-2010: Evolving Alluvial Groundwater Regulation (TWR #78)
Colorado Water Markets: “Alternative Transfer Mechanisms” (TWR #138)
P. Andrew Jones’ litigation practice concentrates on water rights issues, with particular emphasis on groundwater matters and legal issues arising out of the interaction between surface and ground water systems. A graduate of Vermont Law School, he has extensive experience representing water districts, individuals, and corporate clients in litigation at trial and appellate levels in cases ranging in size from individual water rights matters to complex, basin-wide, multi-party litigation. In the water court context, he has over 15 years of experience adjudicating augmentation plan applications, change of water rights applications, applications for absolute and conditional water rights, and applications for findings of diligence. He appears frequently before the Colorado Ground Water Commission on designated ground water matters. Mr. Jones has extensive experience advising clients in complex water rights transactions, including identifying opportunities, valuation of water rights, negotiation, contracting, due diligence and closing. Mr. Jones brings a collaborative, problem solving approach to water transactional matters. His experience in complex multi-party litigation and negotiation enhances his ability to facilitate creative, value added solutions in natural resources, environmental and land use settings. Mr. Jones’ experience extends to legislative, administrative, and policy forums, where he participates in the development of water law and policy. He is extensively involved in Colorado Water Conservation Board funded studies of developing alternatives to traditional “buy and dry” water transfers, including fallowing, deficit irrigation, and the use of reduced consumptive use crops. He is an appointed member of the Colorado Supreme Court Water Court Committee. Mr. Jones is an active member of the Colorado Water Congress, and is frequently called upon to testify before Colorado General Assembly committees regarding proposed water legislation. Mr. Jones teaches classes on water rights issues in public and private forums, and is a frequently requested guest speaker. His book, Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers, written in cooperation with Thomas V. Cech, was published in 2009 by the University Press of Colorado.
Jones, Jonathon: Stormwater Management (TWR #6); International Stormwater BMP Database Update (TWR #45)
Jonathon E. Jones, P.E. is the Chief Executive Officer of Wright Water Engineers, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, where he has worked for almost 25 years. He works on urban stormwater management projects around the United States.
Jones, Lana: Climate & Water Pricing: Climate Effects on Water Transaction Prices (TWR #34)
Lana Jones is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona, working with Dr. Bonnie Colby on issues in water resource economics.
Jordan, David: Water Resources Supply: Groundwater Decision Support System Development (TWR #48)
David Jordan is a Senior Hydrogelogist with INTERA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with over 18 years of experience in environmental and water resources consulting. He holds a BS degree in Geophysics from Virginia Tech, and an MS degree in geophysics from New Mexico Tech. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico. For INTERA, Mr. Jordan applies quantitative analytical tools such as numerical models, GIS, and remote sensing to solve regional water-resources problems. He has applied GIS to numerous groundwater modeling studies, water quality modeling studies, and water availability studies for the purpose of data management and analysis. His recent work includes the use of Landsat imagery to evaluate historical and present-day irrigated acreages in New Mexico, as well as to estimate crop consumptive water use.
Jordan, Rob: Fracking & Drinking Water Sources: Stanford Researchers Show Fracking’s Impact to Drinking Water Sources (TWR #146)
Rob Jackson is Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Precourt Institute for Energy. His work at the Jackson lab seeks to produce the building blocks of basic scientific knowledge to guide policy solutions for global warming, energy extraction, and other environmental issues.
Jungreis, Jeremy N.:
Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time? (TWR #42); Nutrient Numeric Endpoint Development (TWR #45)
Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary (TWR #144)
Jeremy Jungreis is senior counsel in the Government & Regulatory Section of Rutan & Tucker, LLP. He is an accomplished water and environmental attorney with extensive experience guiding public and private clients through complex matters. Jungreis’ practice includes assisting clients in environmental compliance and litigation, land use/natural resource strategies, water rights permitting and protection, water supply development projects, public agency law, utility law, strategic planning/coalition building, and governmental relations. Jeremy is also an expert in the development and production of local water supplies. Prior to joining the firm, Jungreis directed the Department of Defense’s most complex water system with responsibility for conjunctively managing ground and surface water from four different watersheds. During this time, Jungreis also negotiated a physical solution and water rights settlement to one of California’s most long-standing pieces of water litigation in the case of U.S. v. Fallbrook. Prior to entering private practice, Jungreis served for three years as Regional Environmental Counsel for Marine Corps installations in the Western US and for four years as a Regional Environmental Counsel for Marine Corps installations in the Eastern US. He has also served as a Special Attorney for the US Department of Justice Environment and
Kade, Tyson: Clean Water Act Enforcement: EPA Issues New Action Plan (TWR #69)
Tyson Kade, Van Ness Feldman (Seattle, WA), has a practice focusing on energy, environmental, and natural resources matters, with a special emphasis on Endangered Species Act, climate change, electronic and hazardous waste, fisheries, and FERC relicensing issues. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Mr. Kade served as a judicial intern for The Honorable James L. Robart in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington. Mr. Kade was also a law clerk with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice. Prior to law school, Mr. Kade served as a fisheries management specialist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. In this position, he gained experience drafting environmental impact statements and fisheries regulations, as well as assisting with Endangered Species Act section 7 consultations.
Kalen, Sam: Corps Dredging Regulation: District Court Strikes Down Tulloch II Dredging Rule (TWR #37); ESA Incidental Take Statements (TWR #37)
Sam Kalen works to resolve complex legal issues involving the nation’s environmental and natural resource laws and regulatory policy. Working in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Kalen has dealt with numerous cutting-edge matters involving endangered species, water quality, water rights, public lands, onshore minerals, and wetlands policy. Mr. Kalen rejoined Van Ness Feldman in 1996 after serving as an attorney in the Solicitor’s Office at the Department of the Interior, working first as a special assistant to the Associate Solicitor for the Division of Energy and Resources and then as a special assistant to the Associate Solicitor for the Division of Land & Water. Mr. Kalen received his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 1984. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Illinois.
Kaiser, Ronald A.: Water Marketing and Transfers in Texas (TWR #10)
Ronald A Kaiser is professor of water law and policy at Texas A& M University. He has appointments in the Texas Water Resources Institute, the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. He also has an appointment in the Department of Marine Science at Texas A& M University at Galveston. Professor Kaiser is currently serving as the chair of the Texas A& M University intercollegiate water faculty and is working on establishing a masters and doctoral degree program in water management and hydrological science at Texas A& M University. He holds a bachelors and masters degree from Michigan State University in resource economics and law degrees from Thomas Cooley Law School and the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on water rights, water marketing, environmental flows and groundwater management. A number of his recommendations on water marketing have been incorporated into Texas surface water law.
Kapur, Raj: Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: Ten Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts (TWR #123)
Rajeev Kapur has worked as a Water Resources Analyst in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Clean Water Services since 2004. He has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Portland State University.
Kasch, Michael: TMDL Challenges in Development and Implementation (TWR #47)
Michael Kasch is a professional engineer and hydrologist at HDR with 11 years experience conducting water quality projects throughout the Northwest. He specializes in large basin watershed and surface water quality studies including modeling projects on the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Puyallup/White, Snake, and Spokane rivers. He has conducted several technical studies for TMDLs and has assisted public and private clients with implementation. Mr. Kasch holds an M.Engr. Civil Engineering (University of Idaho, 1996) and a BS in Civil Engineering (University of Idaho, 1994).
Kehoe, Paula: Onsite Treatment & Reuse: Overcoming the Barriers (TWR #161)
Paula Kehoe is the Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). She is responsible for diversifying San Francisco’s local water supply portfolio through the development and implementation of conservation, groundwater, and recycled water programs. Paula spearheaded the landmark legislation allowing for the collection, treatment, and use of alternate water sources for nonpotable end uses in buildings and districts within San Francisco.
Kelly, Harlan: Water Management innovation in San Francisco: Building the Infrastructure of the Future - Senate Testimony (TWR #131)
Harlan Kelly is General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). He previously served as SFPUC’s Assistant General Manager, Infrastructure, and was responsible for implementing over $10 billion in capital programs for water, sewer and power, including the $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program, the $6.9 billion Sewer System Improvement Program, and the $191 million SFPUC Headquarters and Administration Building. His civil engineering career spanning nearly three decades includes his tenure as the City Engineer of San Francisco. At San Francisco Department of Public Works, he held functional and project management positions. He is a licensed professional engineer, and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He is the recipient of the Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee’s Public Municipal Excellence Award from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association; the Public Works Leader of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association Northern California Chapter; the Eminent Engineer Award from the National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi; and the Heroes and Hearts Award from the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for exceptional community service. He is a member of the Construction Managers Association of America, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the American Public Works Association. He is co-founder of the youth internship program Project Pull, which has been in continuous operation since 1995, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the Embarcadero YMCA.
Kelly, Mary E.: Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges and Opportunities Part I (TWR #81)
Nebraska's Evolving Water Law: Challenges & Opportunities Part II (TWR #82)
Colorado River Basin Irrigation: The Future of Irrigation Organizations in the Colorado River Basin (TWR #95)
Mary Kelly has 25 years of experience as an environmental lawyer, having worked in private practice and the not-for-profit sector. Before forming her own private consulting firm in July 2010, she served as Senior Counsel for Rivers and Deltas for the Environmental Defense Fund, managing EDF projects to protect and restore habitat, rivers and coastal deltas across the US. She has specialized in water law and U.S./Mexico binational water management during much of her career. Ms. Kelly joined Environmental Defense Fund in 2002, after many years as the Executive Director of the Texas Center for Policy Studies. Previous to that, she was a partner in the firm of Henry, Kelly & Lowerre and various predecessor firms, representing citizens and local governments in a wide variety of environmental matters. She is a frequent speaker at state and national legal conferences.
Kelley, Van: Water Resources Supply: Groundwater Decision Support System Development (TWR #48)
Groundwater Availability Modeling: The Texas Experience (TWR #54)
Van Kelley, P.G., has 23 years of experience in the fields of geology and hydrogeology specializing in fluid flow and transport modeling, regulatory review, and project management. Since 2000, he has focused on the water resources market. He has managed and/or provided senior technical guidance on projects involving the development and application of groundwater availability models for major and minor aquifers across Texas. He has also developed water availability models to support water resource planning and management in the Lower Colorado River Basin of Texas and the Espanola Basin of New Mexico. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Kelley has served as Project Manager for several large flow and transport modeling projects, including groundwater modeling contracts to support environmental restoration activities at US Department of Energy facilities and work involving fluid flow analyses to design shaft seal systems for a deep geologic repository for radioactive waste. Mr. Kelley also serves as INTERA’s Water Resource Division Manager out of the Austin Texas Intera office, focused on the Texas and southwestern US market and is responsible for a staff of 24 geoscientists and engineers. He has a M.S. in Geology from Texas A&M University where his emphasis of study was on groundwater flow and transport, including field-scale dispersion.
Kendy, Eloise: Montana Groundwater/Surface Water Conflict - Management in Search of Science and Reason (TWR #19)
Eloise Kendy, a principal of Kendy Hydrologic Consulting, LLC, earned her BA in Geological Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara (1983), her MS in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1986),and her PhD in Environmental Engineering at Cornell University (2002). As a hydrogeologist with consulting firms (1986-88,1990,2004-05), the US Geological Survey (1990-99), and the International Water Management Institute (2000-2002), she has addressed a wide variety of hydrogeologic concerns, ranging from ground-water supply to water-quality remediation and protection. In 2003-04, as the American Geologic Institute ’s Congressional Science Fellow, she served as Senator Harry Reid ’s science and natural resource advisor.
Kennedy, Athena: EPA Clean Water Act Regulations: Ninth Circuit Affirms District Court Mandate that EPA Issue Construction Industry Guidelines & Standards (TWR #57)
Athena Kennedy is an assocaite at Van Ness Feldman. Her practice focuses on environmental issues, particularly those related to water regulation and regulation of hazardous substances. Ms. Kennedy also has experience with all stages of environmental litigation, including cases involving equitable indemnification, breach of contract, constitutional, and property issues. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Ms. Kennedy served as a legal intern at the US Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section and as a summer extern for the Honorable Judge Edward F. Shea, US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Kennedy, Laura: 2005 Sediments Conference (TWR #16)
Laura Kennedy is a project manager and risk assessor for Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in the Industrial Services Group in San Francisco. Ms. Kennedy is an environmental scientist with more than 9 years of consulting experience that incudes environmental investigation/remediation, regulatory permitting/compliance, and specialized experience in human health and ecological risk assessment and risk management.
Kenney, Douglas: Climate Change and Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Spring Snowmelt on Water Rights and Administration (TWR #63)
Douglas Kenney is the Director of the Western Water Policy Program at the Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Kenney is a specialist in western water policy, law and institutional arrangements.
Ker, Alan: Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona (TWR #58)
Alan Ker is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona. He holds a joint PhD in Economics and Statistics from North Carolina State University. His research focuses on theoretical and applied statistics, institutional economics, use of intermediaries, and risk management.
Kerner, David A.: Measuring Water Resource Resilience (TWR #132)
David Kerner is a Senior Science & Technology Advisor with The Tauri Group, LLC. His expertise lies in science and technology policy, functional needs and alternatives analyses, technical requirements development, and sustainable energy policies and practices. He has over 30 years of experience supporting the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy to combat weapons of mass destruction, detect landmines, develop strategic energy strategies, and deploy renewable technologies. Mr. Kerner also has served as a mechanical engineer for the Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company and as a Science and Technology Advisor to the New York State Legislature. He obtained his MS in Science & Technology Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.
Killoren, Dan: Negotiating Indian Water Rights Claims: Twelfth Biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims - Summary of Proceedings (TWR #95)
Dan Killoren, Ph.D., received his doctorate in history at Arizona State University, completing his dissertation research on the process of negotiating Indian water rights settlements in Arizona.
Kindred, J. Scott: Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements (TWR #156)
Scott Kindred, P.E., is the founder of Kindred Hydro, Inc. and has worked as a consultant in the State of Washington since 1984. With a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Brown University and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from M.I.T., Scott’s education focused on groundwater hydrology, contaminant fate and transport, and numerical modeling. Over the years, Scott has worked on stormwater planning, design, and retrofit, environmental site remediation, water supply, mining, master planned developments, residential and commercial development projects. Kindred Hydro, Inc. is a hydrogeology consulting firm with specialized expertise in stormwater infiltration. The firm works on a broad range of projects that require understanding and predicting the behavior of water in soil and aggregate, often teaming with civil engineering firms and other providers with specialized expertise to deliver turn-key solutions.
Kirschbaum, Robin: Watershed Assessment & Planning: Using Hydrologic and Biologic Condition Assessment to Improve Stream Health - Puget Sound Region Example (TWR #160)
Robin Kirschbaum is a civil engineer with expertise in watershed planning, Low Impact Development (LID), Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI), hydrologic/hydraulic analysis, and stormwater facility planning, design, and construction. She brings over 18 years of engineering experience and unmatched passion for working on interdisciplinary teams to develop sustainable infrastructure and environmental solutions. She has managed or served as the lead engineer on dozens of water resource projects in the last ten years, including the King County Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater LID Retrofit Study, and the North Kitsap County LID Retrofit Study, Seattle Public Utilities Ballard Natural Drainage Systems Phase II Options Analysis and Design.
Klahn, Sarah A.: Coalbed Methane Produced Groundwater: A Survey of Western Water Law Regulation (TWR #77)
Prior Appropriative Rights & Diligence: A 21st Century Perspective (TWR #151)
Sarah Klahn, Esq., works to protect the water rights of municipal, industrial, and ranching clients in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and New Mexico. She represented the plaintiffs in Vance v. Wolfe and William F. West Ranch, LLC v. Tyrell, where her clients sought application of state water law principles to oil and gas produced ground water diversions. She also litigated the applicability of Colorado water law to tribal oil and gas ground water diversions in Pawnee Well Users v. Wolfe. Sarah has represented the City of Pocatello, Idaho for over 10 years on conjunctive management disputes (e.g., A&B Irrigation District v. Idaho Department of Water Resources, and In re Distribution of Water to Various Water Rights Held By or For Benefit of A&B Irrigation District) and other water rights-related matters (Pocatello v. State). She also represents the San Juan Water Commission and La Plata Conservancy District (New Mexico) on water matters related to their interests in the Colorado Animas-La Plata Project. In addition to her litigation practice, she testified on Colorado water law as an expert witness in 2012 in Hall v. Moreno, a case involving federal congressional redistricting. Sarah edits the Water Law chapter of West’s Krendl’s Colorado Methods of Practice, and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Judicial College’s Dividing the Waters program for water judges. She has been a partner at White & Jankowski, LLP for over 15 years and she is included in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of water law, has been recognized in Colorado Super Lawyers®, and has been named a Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine in the field of water law for the last two years.
Klein, Roberta: Climate Change and Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Spring Snowmelt on Water Rights and Administration (TWR #63)
Roberta Klein is Managing Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado in Boulder.
Klug, Jacque: Reclaimed Water Enhanced Water Supply - Brightwater Recycled Water: New water, New Solutions for the Sammamish River (TWR #143)
Jacque Klug is a project manager for King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division in Seattle, Washington, supporting customer development, permitting, capital projects, and communication and strategic planning efforts relating to King County’s Recycled Water Program. Jacque has worked in the water field for many years and has experience in policy development, planning, and permitting on a variety of water resource issues including water rights, instream flows, watershed planning, and salmon recovery. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Washington.
Knill, Deonne: Stormwater Management Innovations: Washington Port Facilities Creatively Respond to Stringent Stormwater Regulations (TWR #134)
Deonne Knill is a Project Manager at Kennedy/Jenks in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Knill graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in Oregon. She joined Kennedy/Jenks in 2001 and works on site investigation and cleanup sites as well as stormwater projects at industrial facilities. In 2014, Deonne started writing for the Kennedy/Jenks Stormwater Blog to share regulatory updates and case studies with the public as stormwater treatment technology advances and regulatory requirements change.
Knox, Kenneth W.: Colorado Whitewater Courses and Water Rights (TWR #30)
Ken Knox is the Chief Deputy State Engineer for the State of Colorado. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. Ken is the Compact Coordinator and Engineer for the nine Interstate River Compacts and one International Treaty that Colorado is a party to and is responsible for litigation and water supply/engineering activities for the Colorado Division of Water Resources. Dr. Knox is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and teaches graduate-level classes in environmental protection law and other natural resources planning and management classes.
Kolanz, John A.: Clean Water Act Rule: Review of the Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Rule - Considerations for Moving Forward by John A. Kolanz (TWR #160)
John Kolanz is a partner with the law firm of Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC in Loveland, Colorado. He has spent over 25 years counseling clients on a broad range of environmental and natural resource law issues arising out of business operations, enforcement activities, and real estate transactions, including the permitting of large water infrastructure projects. John’s career has involved serving clients both as a private sector attorney and as inhouse counsel.
Kosub, Steve: Water Markets & Water Transfers in Texas (TWR #140)
Steve Kosub is Senior Water Resources Counsel for the San Antonio Water System. His work encompasses a diverse array of current Texas water law issues, including water rights, water management, water markets, water delivery, planning, reclaimed water, environmental flows, and the legal challenges imposed by competing demands for water resources. Mr. Kosub received his B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 1974 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1977. He served in the United States Air Force from 1978 to 1982. Mr. Kosub is certified in administrative law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a past chairman of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is a frequent writer and speaker on water law and regulatory takings.
Kowalski, Ted: Colorado River Management: Planning, Agreeing & Acting (TWR #107)
Ted Kowalski is the Chief of the Interstate, Federal and Water Information Section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The Colorado Water Conservation Board was established in 1937 to protect and develop Colorado’s water resources for the benefi t of present and future inhabitants of the State. Ted Kowalski manages this section, which is responsible for overseeing the Upper Colorado Endangered Fish, the San Juan River, and the Platte River Recovery Implementation Programs for the State of Colorado. For the last ten years, he has also represented Colorado in a number of federal, interstate, and international negotiations related to the Colorado River. He has testifi ed before US Congress, before the Colorado General Assembly, and before a number of water courts and administrative bodies. He has also appeared on Rocky Mountain PBS-Colorado State of Mind, presented at dozens of water conferences and seminars, and written articles for the Denver Water Law Review, The Water Report, and the Colorado Water Law Benchbook. Before working for the Water Supply Protection Section, Ted Kowalski worked for the Stream and Lake Protection Section protecting Colorado’s instream fl ow water rights. Previously, he was employed by the Colorado Offi ce of the Attorney General, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Water Unit where he represented the State Engineer, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Division of Wildlife, and other State agencies. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law and obtained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Koziol, Edalin: Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado (TWR #121)
Edalin Koziol is the Colorado Open Lands Fellow, working at the Colorado Water Trust. Edalin has always been passionate about maintaining and improving the health of the nation’s rivers and streams. She has an M.S. in aquatic sciences, environmental policy, and conflict resolution from the University of Michigan and received her J.D. from Vermont Law School, where she focused on water and environmental law and alternative dispute resolution. She has served as a mediator in Vermont and New Hampshire courts and as a clerk for the Office of General Counsel at the US EPA’s Office of Water.
Kray, Jeff B.: Municipal Water Law: Washington's Landmark Law Faces Challenges (TWR #44)
Washington State's Municipal Water Law: Landmark Law Partially Invalidated in Trial Court Decision (TWR #53)
Washington Stormwater Regulation: New Industrial Stormwater General Permit (TWR #75)
Clean Water Act Litigation: Avoiding and Responding to Third-Party Lawsuits (TWR #79)
Washington State Municipal Water Law: Washington Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Law (TWR #82)
Acquavella Update: Washington's 36-Year Old Water Rights Adjudication Nears An End (TWR #115)
Jeff Kray’s practice focuses on water quality, water resources, and complex environmental litigation, including Clean Water Act permitting and regulatory compliance, and CERCLA (Superfund) site remediation. He has represented public and private clients throughout the west. Over a nearly 20-year career, Jeff has litigated administrative hearings, conducted numerous trials, and appeared in federal and state appeals. Jeff regularly advises businesses in water quality permit compliance and defense matters, stormwater pollution prevention, hazardous waste spill prevention and cleanup, and cost recovery litigation. He also frequently consults with water right owners and purchasers on preserving, acquiring, and transferring water rights. He has assisted a broad range of clients, including manufacturers, commercial and timberland owners, interstate transporters, lumber mills, ports, water suppliers, and municipalities. Jeff is a frequent speaker and writer on water law and policy. He recently authored a chapter on water and climate change for the treatise Waters and Water Rights (Michie 3rd Ed. 2009). He has lectured extensively on the Clean Water Act, state water quality laws, and state and federal water rights. He holds leadership positions in the Water Resources and Water Quality and Wetlands Committees of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.
Lacampagne, Suzanne C.: Basin-Wide TMDL Development: Impacts on NPDES Permits (TWR #9)
Suzanne C. Lacampagne is a partner with Miller Nash. She joined the Miller Nash environmental group in 1995 after more than four years as an environmental litigator with the US Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where she litigated and settled a wide range of federal civil environmental cases. Her practice currently focuses on advising corporate clients on air and water permitting issues, hazardous waste storage and cleanup, Endangered Species Act compliance, and environmental management and compliance issues. Ms. Lacampagne is a graduate of Wellesley College and Boston College School of Law. She has written a number of articles on Oregon environmental laws and judicial decisions, including a 2002 update on the Portland Harbor Superfund for the American Bar Association's environmental section newsletter. She also co-wrote "Bankruptcy Estimation of CERCLA Claims" for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.
Landry, Clay J.: Untapping Tribal Waters: Tribal Water Marketing Expanding (TWR #35)
Clay J. Landry is the managing director and a principal of WestWater Research, a consulting firm providing water-marketing and water-asset-valuation services to a range of public and private sector clients. Landry has negotiated and advised on major water transactions throughout the United States. Under Landry’s management, WestWater has advised on more than $500 million in water transactions. In addition, Landry works regularly with private equity and hedge funds in structuring deals and sourcing funds for water development and acquisition projects. Prior to founding WestWater Research, Landry was an associate at the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a public policy research institute that specializes in market approaches to natural resource management.
Laschever, Eric: The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The Endangered Species Act as Driver of Water Quality and Water Quantity (TWR #103)
Eric S. Laschever is a partner with K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, WA. He focuses on the areas of land use, environmental, and hazardous waste law. He helps private and public clients to secure and defend the federal, state and local land use and environmental permits and approvals needed to implement large infrastructure and other complex projects. His work includes developing and implementing strategies for environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act, conducting consultations under Section 7 of the ESA and obtaining permits and approvals for water quality, wetland impacts, and stormwater under Sections 401, 404, and 402 of the Clean Water Act.
Lashmet, Tiffany Dowell: Agriculture & the Clean Water Act: Ruling in Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps Concerning for Landowners (TWR #150)
Tiffany Dowell Lashmet is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. Lashmet has her Bachelors in Agribusiness
Lassiter, Allison: Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California Produces New Locally Adaptable Tool - Case Studies Track Impacts of Various Land Uses on Water & Stormwater (TWR #119)
Allison Lassiter is a PhD candidate in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley. Working at the intersection of spatial analysis and urban resource management, Ms. Lassiter builds quantitative tools to contribute to water efficient development. She is also the editor of The Water Sustainability Reader: Lessons from California for the 21st Century, in progress with UC Press. Prior to Berkeley, Ms. Lassiter earned a Masters in City Planning from MIT and a Bachelors of Science in Computational Biology from Cornell.
Lavene, Justin D.: The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration (TWR #68)
Justin D. Lavene is the Chief of the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Section of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. In this position, Mr. Lavene supervises the litigation support for Nebraska state agencies and boards, including the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Agriculture, Game and Parks Commission, Environmental Trust, and state commodity boards. Prior to his appointment to Chief of the AENR Section, Mr. Lavene served as Special Counsel to the Attorney General. He focuses his practice primarily on litigation arising from the regulation and administration of the waters of Nebraska, including legal challenges to the constitutionality of Nebraska laws relating to the state’s water resources. Mr. Lavene is also Counsel of Record for Nebraska’s interstate water disputes, including the current Republican River arbitrations.
Lawrence, Molly: Flood insurance Program: The Changing Landscape of Floodplain Insurance & Regulation (TWR #131)
National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable (TWR #152)
Molly Lawrence, Van Ness Feldman LLP, counsels public and private clients in all facets of land use law. Her practice includes: helping clients navigate divergent federal, state, and local requirements; drafting new and revised development regulations and development agreements; and advising clients through the legislative process. Over the last decade, Molly has developed a specialty helping both public and private clients address the ongoing changes in the regulations affecting development within floodplains. She consults with local and national organizations, including the National Association of Homebuilders and the National Association of Counties and their regional counterparts, on legislative and legal strategies related to the interface between the National Flood Insurance Program and the Endangered Species Act.
Leighton, Amalia: LID Stormwater Retrofitting: Application to Residential Areas Around Puget Sound (TWR #97)
Amalia Leighton, P.E. is a civil engineer at SvR Design Company in Seattle, Washington. She has been involved with the planning, design, and implementation of many green stormwater infrastructure and low impact development (LID) facilities. In addition to working in the states of Washington and California, she recently worked with Montgomery County, Maryland to review and coordinate opportunities to retrofit LID in coordination with transportation projects in suburban communities. Amalia received her civil engineering degree from the University of Washington and is a registered engineer in the states of Washington and California. Amalia also serves on the Seattle Planning Commission.
Leisenring, Marc: San Diego Creek's Natural Treatment Stormwater Management System (TWR #18)
Stormwater & Sediment Contamination: Minimizing Potential Sediment Recontamination & Associated Liability (TWR #72)
Marc Leisenring, PE, is a Project Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants in Portland, Oregon. He has assisted with development of pollutant loading models and stormwater BMP decision support systems for Lake Tahoe and Southern California and currently is assisting the Water Environment Research Foundation develop BMP algorithms as part of a comprehensive model development effort to link runoff quality and BMP performance to receiving water impacts. Marc joined GeoSyntec Consultants in August 2001 after completing the BS degree program in Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University. He has been actively involved with several urban stormwater-related projects including providing technical support for the City of Los Angeles’ public education program, developing a stormwater BMP design manual for the County of Santa Barbara, and assisting in the development of the water quality control plan for the San Diego Creek watershed located in Orange County California.
Lenth, John: Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions (TWR #139)
John Lenth is a Principal Scientist with Herrera Environmental Consultants. John has 18 years of experience in water resource science, planning, and management. As the director for Herrera’s water practice area, John oversees a team of collaborative scientists and engineers with expertise in low impact development design, water and sediment quality assessments, and hydrologic monitoring and modeling. John has successfully managed numerous water resource projects involving a wide range of disciplines including: monitoring, modeling, engineering design, data analysis and interpretation, and policy review and development. He has excellent people and communication skills which he uses to effectively manage projects with large, multi-disciplinary technical teams. John has broad experience working with public and private clients to apply and interpret water quality related regulations in the following areas: state and federal water quality standards; NPDES permit compliance; TMDL studies; AKART engineering analyses and related mixing zone studies; and SEPA/NEPA environmental review. He has also designed and implemented numerous studies to characterize stormwater pollutant concentrations from various land uses and the effectiveness of related control measures. With this background, John is actively involved in efforts to develop stormwater management policies at both the state and national level. John has an M.S. in Environmental Science, Huxley College, Western Washington University (1995), with a B.A. in English, Seattle University (1988).
Libecap, Dr. Gary D.: Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona (TWR #58)
Urban Water Conservation in Southern California: Encouraging Conservation Through Tradeable Allocations & Market Mechanisms (TWR #136)
Gary D. Libecap is Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Corporate Environmental Management, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara. He also is a Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and the Sherm and Marge Telleen Research Fellow, Hoover Institution. His PhD is from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously taught economics and law at the University of Arizona. He has authored or co-authored five books; edits the series Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth; and has written more than 150 journal articles and book chapters on property rights, natural resources, and environmental issues and serves on various National Science Foundation Panels. Gary is the author of Owens Valley Revisited: A Reassessment of the West’s First Great Water Transfer, Stanford University Press. His research focuses on the role of property rights and markets in the use of natural resources, including fresh water and fisheries. His most recent book, co-authored with Terry Anderson is “Environmental Markets: A Property Rights Approach” (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Also contributing to this Article: Students Jim Bond, Mary-Sophia Motlow, Lauren Steely and Dean Wang from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara
Libecap, Gary: Water for Instream Flows: What Factors Influence the Expansion of Environmental Water Markets? (TWR #148)
Gary D. Libecap is Professor of Corporate Environmental Management in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also is Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA., Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, PERC, Bozeman, Montana. He was Pitt Professor of American History and
Also contributing to this Article: Alex Bennett, Lillian Burns, Adriel Leon, Martin Merz, and Patricia Song from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara; In cooperation with the Daugherty Water for Food Institute & Mammoth Trading
Lichty, Craig: Water Reuse: Lessons From the California Perspective (TWR #4)
Craig Lichty is a Principal in the San Francisco office of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.
Light, David: The ESA & CWA Delegation: Defenders of Wildlife v. EPA (TWR #25)
Tribal "Treatment As State" - Oklahoma Tribes Face Special "Treatment" (TWR #52)
West Coast ESA Challenges: The View from NOAA Fisheries - Regional Administrator William Steele's Presentation) (TWR #133)
LA’s Stormwater Capture Plan: Excerpts from the Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan (TWR #141)
David Light is one of the Editors at The Water Report since its inception in 2004. Mr. Light was also the Editor of the "Oregon Insider," a highly respected professional newsletter covering federal and state environmental regulations, for over 18 years. Under Mr. Light's management, the "Oregon Insider" enjoyed a resubscription rate of over 90% for well over than a decade.
Liljefelt, Sarah R.: Klamath Adjudication Update: Administrative Phase Complete Judicial Review Beginning (TWR #111)
Sarah Liljefelt, JD, is an associate attorney in Schroeder Law Offices’ Portland, Oregon offi ce. Sarah focuses her practice on water rights review, permitting, transfers and cancellation, water-related real property issues (easements, licenses, and right-ofways), real property disputes (prescription, adverse possession, and condemnation), public records, meetings, and contracting compliance, administrative contested cases, and state and federal civil litigation. Education: JD, Cum Laude, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. Bar Admissions: Oregon, 2010; California, 2011.
Linden, Karl: Reclaimed Water Treatment - Assessing Optimal Methods to Reduce Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens (TWR #101)
Karl G. Linden went to Cornell University in the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and eventually graduated with a BS in Biological and Environmental Engineering. He worked with Dr. Bill Jewell at Cornell on undergraduate research related to anerobic digestion of municipal solid waste. After spending a year traveling in Central America, He attended the University of California at Davis for his masters degree in Environmental Engineering where he worked with Jeannie Darby and George Tchobanoglous. He continued on at UC Davis for his PhD with Jeannie Darby, where he graduated in 1997. Professor Linden taught for two years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, for nine years at Duke University in Durham, NC and joined the faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2007. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, is an International Vice President of the International UV Association, and is an Associate Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities.
Lindley, Tom: Construction Stormwater Regulation: EPA Withdraws Numeric Sedimentation Limits (TWR #79)
EPA Construction Stormwater Rule: Seventh Circuit Clarifies Ruling (TWR #80)
Pesticides Regulation: Proposed Pesticide General Permit - Final Permit Issuance Expected (TWR #80)
Water Quality Trading - "In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs (TWR #103)
Ben Grumbles & The U.S. Alliance: Interview (TWR #104)
Lawsuit Challenges All Water Quality Trading (#105)
Tom Lindley, a Partner in Perkins Coie LLP and the National Chair of its Environment Energy & Resources Group, focuses on environmental counseling, compliance, and litigation, with particular expertise in the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA), and Superfund or the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Tom counsels clients on environmental compliance, environmental audits (including criminal investigations), climate change issues, and release reporting. Tom has a very diverse national practice representing clients in matters ranging from due diligence, to permitting and compliance, and to cost recovery and citizen suit litigation. Tom is a member of the Oregon, Washington, Illinois State Bars; admitted to the US Supreme Court; member, Environment, Energy and Resources, Torts and Insurance Practice, and Litigation Sections, American Bar Association; chair, Water Quality and Water Resources Subcommittee; chaired the Environmental Crimes Task Force, Brownfields Task Force, and Sustainability Task Force, all for Associated Oregon Industries; participant, International Conference and Sustainability, The Netherlands (1997); member, U.S. Delegation, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (1994); chair, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform’s International Environmental Legislation Committee (1994); adjunct professor, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (1990-1997); frequent speaker and author on environmental regulation and liability issues. Tom is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, and Chambers USA.
Lindsay, Rob: PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment (TWR #158)
Rob Lindsay is the Water Programs Manager for Spokane County Environmental Services. He is a registered hydrogeologist in the State of Washington, and has a B.S. degree in Environmental Geology from Western Washington University. Rob’s responsibilities include implementation of Spokane County’s Toxic Management Plan and oversight of the County’s regional Water Reclamation Facility and Water Resource Center. Prior to serving Spokane County, Rob spent over 20 years as an environmental engineering consultant.
Little, Val L.: Municipal Water Conservation: Cost Benefit Analysis and Comparison (TWR #30)
Val L. Little is the Director of the Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona (Water CASA). She is also a Principal Research Specialist with the University of Arizona’s Drachman Institute, in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Ms. Little formerly served as the Manager of the Hassayampa River Preserve for The Nature Conservancy and was also the Manager of Conservation and Public Information for Tucson Water (City of Tucson). She has published several articles dealing with conservation and water reuse. Val has an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and an A.B. in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
Lockert, Scott: CERCLA-NRDA Restoration: Ecocredits/Liability Coverage for Duwamish River Sites (TWR #57)
Scott Lockert, Vice-President of Northwest Operations at BluefieldHoldings, Inc., directs project strategy to generate and market eco-credits for BluefieldHoldings’ Northwest projects. He focuses on ecological financing, forecasting Natural Resource Damages liability nationally and tracking ecocredit banking trends.
Love, Matthew: ESA Incidental Take Statements (TWR #37)
Protecting Tribal Fishing Rights - Fixing Culverts that Block Fish Passage: Final Ruling on Washington State Treaty Responsibilities Expected Soon (TWR #81)
Matthew Love represents clients before federal and state courts and agencies in areas of natural resource, energy, and environmental law. He has experience representing clients on complex natural resource matters related to hydropower operations for the Columbia River, Missouri River, and Klamath River. Mr. Love previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Love also served as a Trial Attorney with the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Love recently returned from a year in Ghana, West Africa where he served as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching environmental and natural resource law and public international law at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Matt represents utilities, renewable energy developers (including hydroelectric, tidal, and wind projects), seafood companies, and government entities. He recently provided the City of Tacoma with relicensing, litigation, and compliance counsel for the 131 MW Cushman Project, resulting in an historic settlement of one of the longest lasting relicensing cases at FERC as well as the settlement of a federal court lawsuit involving a damage claim by the Skokomish Indian Tribe. Mr. Love received his J.D. with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1995 and his B.A. from Evergreen State College in 1988.
Luecke, Daniel: Platte River Ecosystem Restoration - Environmental Perspective (TWR #4)
Daniel Luecke is an environmental scientist and water resources expert living in Boulder, Colorado. For the past 20 years he has been engaged in issues dealing with the scientific aspects of the water, energy, and land use cases in the Rocky Mountain region. He has been an environmental participant in the Platter River recovery process since 1994 and currently serves as the National Wildlife Federation's representative on the Platte.
Luers, MIchael: Endocrine Disruptors in Wastewater: Impacts in an Effluent Dominated Stream (TWR #70)
Mike Luers has over twenty-nine years of experience in working with environmental issues. He holds the position of General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District (SBWRD). SBWRD provides wastewater services to the entire Park City and Snyderville Basin area and is responsible for reclaiming over 1.2 billion gallons of wastewater per year. SBWRD currently operates one of the first tertiary reclamation facilities in the State of Utah. Mike holds a Bachelors Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management, a Masters Degree in Environmental Biology and a MBA.
Lundberg, Constance: Western Water Digital Information Website (TWR #20)
Constance Lundberg practices law with Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the former Associate Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School and Library Director at Brigham Young University. Ms. Lundberg has taught public land law, mining law, environmental and conservation law, advocacy, Federal courts, and other classes. Constance had been a professor at BYU since 1982 and earlier was an adjunct professor at the University of Utah College of Law and Utah State University College of Natural Resources. She has written and published in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, and environmental preservation of library collections. Constance specializes in environmental and resources law. She was Counsel to the President's Council on Environmental Quality from 1974-76. She was Vice-President of Rocky Mountain Industrial and Environmental Engineering, an environmental engineering consulting firm, from 1984-1994.
Lynch, Jim: National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground (TWR #145)
Jim Lynch, a partner with the international law firm K&L Gates, focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and environmental law with an emphasis on federal and state environmental statutes, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and the Clean Water Act. Jim advises a number of large corporations, industry associations, and public utilities on complex environmental compliance and permitting matters. He currently represents a number of public and private energy companies on the development of financing and acquisition. Mr. Lynch represents Pierce County Public Works on various environmental issues.
Lynnes, Kathryn: Kirtland Air Force Base Cleanup: Bulk Fuel Leaks Remediation - A Collaborative Approach to a Complex Site Remediation (TWR #161)
Kathryn (Kate) Lynnes, who has degrees in civil engineering and law, brings 34 years of experience in environmental permitting and corrective action to her current position as the Senior Advisor for the Bulk Fuels Facility Remediation at Kirtland Air Force Base. Kate has spent over 20 years in consulting assisting industrial and municipal clients on a broad range of environmental issues including permitting, corrective action, brownfield redevelopment, waste management, and real estate transactions. She was also a permit writer for a state regulator and a Chief Environmental Engineer for a mining company.
Lytle, Bruce A.: Urban & Rural Water Supplies: Colorado Research Pursues Win-Win Scenario (TWR #48)
Bruce A. Lytle, P.E., is a water resources engineer with over three decades of experience in all types of surface water and ground water-related projects throughout the United States. He is currently serving as the Project Manager for the joint Parker Water and Sanitation District/Colorado State University farm research study. Mr. Lytle is the President of Lytle Water Solutions, LLC, a water resources consulting firm in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Mr. Lytle’s primary focus is in the areas of hydrologic impact studies, environmental audits, ground water remediation programs, baseline surface and ground water data collection programs, surface water and ground water supply development, surface water modeling studies, ground water modeling studies, water rights cases, and expert testimony regarding surface water and ground water issues.
Maag, Kirk B.: ESA Experimental Population: NMFS’ First Proposed Designation a Win-Win for Water Users and Steelhead (TWR #89)
Kirk Maag is an associate with Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon, and practices in the areas of natural resources, environmental, and land use law. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Mr. Kirk was a law clerk to The Honorable Carlos T. Bea on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
MacCurdy, Meline: Clean Water Act Litigation: Avoiding and Responding to Third-Party Lawsuits (TWR #79)
Pesticides Use & NPDES Permitting: Pesticide Applications Near US Waters Brought Within NPDES Program (TWR #94)
Meline MacCurdy is an associate at Marten Law in Seattle, Washington. Ms. MacCurdy represents clients both in environmental litigation and environmental permitting and review. She has particular experience with brownfield redevelopment. She has defended cases under the federal Clean Water Act and the state and federal Superfund laws, and is assisting clients in fisheries matters and in issues involving climate change and energy. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Cornell Law School, and her Bachelor’s Degree, summa cum laude, from Colgate University.
Meline MacCurdy is an associate at Marten Law in Seattle, Washington. Her practice focuses on water quality issues, environmental litigation, and state and federal cleanup laws.
MacDonald, Anne: Phytotreatment of Stormwater: Phytotreatment Findings Betoken a Promising Future (TWR #53)
Anne MacDonald, CEG, is a Senior Project Manager and Geomorphologist. She works for URS Corporation in their Portland, Oregon office.
MacDonnell, Lawrence J.: The Colorado River - Has It Run Out of Water? (TWR #16)
New Western Water Agenda: Opportunities for Action in an Era of Growth and Climate Change (TWR #48)
The "Fill Mead First" Proposal: Potential Legal Issues Under the Law of the River (TWR #112)
Lawrence MacDonnell is an attorney and consultant in Boulder who recently retired as a professor of law at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he taught water law, public land law, and natural resources law. He was the first director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado School of Law, a position he held between 1983 and 1994. Between 1995 and 2009 he worked as an attorney and consultant in Boulder, Colorado. His work focused primarily on water resources and on ways to make natural resource development more environmentally compatible. His publications include numerous books, law review articles, other journal articles, and research reports. He has given over 250 invited presentations. He will be teaching water law at the University of Colorado, Boulder as an adjunct professor in fall 2013.
MacDougal, Douglas W.: Water Use and Transfers - Systematic Planning Avoids Risks and Creates Opportunity (TWR #16)
Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Army Corps Jurisdictional Wetlands Determinations (TWR #47)
Tribal Instream Rights: Important Settlement Reached on Klamath Basin Challenges (TWR #78)
Klamath Adjudication - The Judicial Phase Begins: New Era in Oregon's Contentious Water History (TWR #113)
Douglas MacDougal has over 30 years of experience in water rights, natural resources, and real estate law. His water-related experience includes representing clients in water rights, permitting and regulatory matters, and natural resource policy issues. Doug has been lead counsel on a number of complex water negotiations in Oregon water basins, involving federal, tribal, environmental, and private party interests. He has substantial experience in contested water cases involving water right transfers, stream and groundwater hydrology, and native rights, and has been involved in the ongoing Klamath Adjudication. He frequently consults on individual, basin, and watershed issues involving water rights, the Clean Water Act, endangered species, dams, and hydropower operations. He also has been heavily engaged in various ESA Section 7 consultations, and has undertaken a variety of due diligence assignments involving water, natural resource, and real estate issues in large multiparty transactions. His work emphasizes representation of ports, irrigation water users, ranches, and municipalities for Marten Law PLLC in Portland, Oregon.
Mace, Robert: Groundwater Availability Modeling: The Texas Experience (TWR #54)
Robert E. Mace is the director of the Groundwater Resources Division at the Texas Water Development Board. He has a B.S. in geophysics and an M.S. in hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a Ph.D. in hydrogeology from The University of Texas at Austin. He worked eight years as a staff hydrogeologist at the Bureau of Economic Geology before joining the Texas Water Development Board in the summer of 1999.
Mahar, Dulcy: Hydropower and Fish - Northwest Challenge: Keeping Fish and Clean Hydro (TWR #47)
Dulcy Mahar is the manager of policy writing at BPA, where she has worked since 1990 as a writer and served for several years as manager of public affairs. Prior to that, she managed public affairs at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and the Oregon Education Association. She contributes regularly to Oregon and national media with articles on writing and gardening. Ms. Mahar holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon.
Malloch, Steven: Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows take Risks, Find Common Ground (TWR #106)
Author's Reply - Yakima Water Plan (TWR #108)
Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation (TWR #135)
Authors' Responses: Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135)
Steven Malloch is Principal with Western Water Futures, LLC. With Western Water Futures, Steve provides strategy, program development, and implementation services for NGO’s, philanthropists, and water managers. His practice is focused on creating innovative approaches that address today’s problems while at the same time preparing for changing climate regimes. Prior to forming Western Water Futures in 2013, Steve worked in Washington DC and Seattle on water resources for the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited and as the Executive Director for the Western Water Alliance. Before shifting to the non-profit sector, Steve practiced environmental law and litigation in San Francisco with Graham & James. Steve started his career in water as a hydrogeologist, working on water supply and contamination projects primarily in the Western US. His degrees are in geology and law from the University of California at Davis, and an MS in Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona. He is admitted to the bar in Washington and California.
Malmen, Erika: Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal: City of Boise Project (TWR #129)
Erika Malmen is a Partner in the Boise office of Perkins Coie LLP. Erika focuses her practice on environmental and natural resources law, energy, water law, real estate, land use, and environmental litigation. Erika’s practice includes permitting and compliance under various statutes including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Federal Land Policy & Management Act (FLPMA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Erika’s practice includes public lands, energy project development and due diligence. Erika represents clients in the energy, forest products/timber, mining, agriculture and real estate development industries. Erika also has transactional and litigation experience in Idaho state procurement and competitive bidding statutes (government contracts).
Mandell-Rice, Jenna: National Flood Insurance Program: Oregon Communities & Developers Face Significantly Heightened Standards Following ESA Consultation - National Impacts Probable (TWR #152)
Jenna Mandell-Rice, Van Ness Feldman LLP, has a practice focusing on land use and environmental law. She regularly counsels clients on the siting and permitting of development projects and has experience counseling clients on land use, environmental, and natural resource matters under Washington State’s Growth Management Act as well as Federal SEPA/NEPA, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act issues. During law school, she served as a law clerk for the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), an office within the Executive Office of the President that coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices to develop environmental policies. While at CEQ, she worked on a variety of policy matters under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Maness, Nichole Robinson: Water Quality Trading - "In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs (TWR #103)
Nicole Robinson Maness is the Willamette Partnership’s lead on aquatic and upland habitat protocols. Nicole is working with state and federal regulatory agencies in Oregon on stream and wetland mitigation, and catalyzing efforts to link regulatory assurances, ecosystem markets, and sustainable certification incentives. She has an extensive background in forest ecology. She is co-author of “Measuring Up: Synchronizing Biodiversity Measurement Systems for Markets and Other Incentive Programs” a report recently released by the USDA Office of Environmental Markets (http://willamettepartnership.org/ measuring-up). She is also a faculty research assistant at Oregon State University working on projects investigating policy issues related to private landowner involvement with voluntary carbon markets.
Mangarella, Peter: San Diego Creek's Natural Treatment Stormwater Management System (TWR #18)
Peter Mangarella, PE, has 25 years of experience providing water-related environmental services to public and public clients often in response to Clean Water Act NPDES requirements. Dr. Mangarella’s specializes in all aspects of stormwater runoff and water quality including: development of management and master plans, monitoring, modeling, and BMP selection and design. He also has extensive project management experience, and has assisted clients with expert testimony and negotiating settlement agreements. He is serving as Project Manager to the Santa Barbara County Water Agency. Dr. Mangarella is a professional engineer in the State of California and received his Doctorate and Masters degrees in civil engineering from Stanford University.
Manley, Wendy: Storm Water Regulation Update - Rough Waters In California (TWR #55)
California Storm Water Regulation: State Intensifies Regulation of Runoff from Construction Sites (TWR #68)
Stormwater Regulation Update: EPA Expanding Program (TWR #73)
California Small MS4s Regulation: State Adopts New Stormwater Regulations & Expands Program (TWR #109)
California's New Industrial Storm Water Permit (TWR #124)
Wendy Manley is an environmental attorney at the Oakland, California law firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, where her practice focuses on environmental permitting, compliance counseling and litigation for both public and private parties. Her experience with water quality issues encompasses matters under the federal Clean Water Act, as well as state statutes, with particular emphasis on stormwater regulation, permitting, compliance and enforcement. She has handled issues involving National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, state Waste Discharge Requirements, citizen suits, wetlands delineation, endangered species, federal and state environmental review, contamination remediation and cost recovery and Proposition 65. Wendy has a science background that includes laboratory and field research, having received a Masters in Marine Biology from the University of Oregon in addition to a B.S. in Biology. She is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she received a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
Mansfield, Bob: Small System Aquifer Storage & Recovery: Small System Utilization for Drinking Water (TWR #148)
Bob Mansfield is the owner and principal consultant of Buffalo Geological Consulting. He has 40 years of experience in the dual disciplines of hydrogeology and petroleum exploration with expertise in the nature and dynamics of earth fluids: water, oil, and gas. Mr. Mansfield has a degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York; is a registered geologist in California, Oregon and Washington; a member of various professional societies; and the recipient of a “Best Speaker” award at the Houston Geotech Convention.
Markham, Barbara: Tribal Reserved Rights and Groundwater - Lummi Nation Decision (TWR #17)
Barbara Markham is an Assistant Attorney General representing the Washington Department of Ecology in water rights matters. Her co-counsels on the Lummi case are Tom Young and Lucy Isaki, also with the Washington Attorney General’s office. Ms. Markham previously practiced with the South Florida Water Management District, the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. She received her J.D., cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a member of the Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Washington bars (an active member only in Washington).
Markus, Michael R.: Groundwater Replenishment & Water Reuse - Orange County California's Water Purification and Reuse Project (TWR #59)
Michael R. Markus, P.E., became the General Manager of the Orange County Water District in September 2007. With more than 27 years of experience, Mike is well known for his expertise in construction management, planning and water resource management. Mr. Markus joined OCWD in 1988 as construction manager. In 2004, Markus was elevated to assistant general manager overseeing water production and groundwater recharge operations, in addition to serving as program manager for the Groundwater Replenishment (GWR) System. His portfolio at OCWD is impressive and includes overseeing construction of many of the water facilities OCWD depends upon today to refill and manage the groundwater basin. Since joining OCWD, Markus has overseen the capital projects program that includes construction of more than 70 projects, including the Green Acres Project, a water recycling effort that provides reclaimed water for landscape irrigation at golf courses, schools and parks. Other projects include installation of two rubber dams across the Santa Ana River, pump stations at all of OCWD’s major recharge basins and the construction of wetlands behind Prado Dam. Prior to OCWD, Markus spent two years with John Carollo Engineers and eight years with Peter Kiewit Sons’ Co. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his master’s in civil engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California.
Marsh, Floyd L.: Reclaimed Water Management: Using Vadose Zone Recharge Wells - The Arizona Experience (TWR #74)
Floyd Marsh is now with Sustainable Wter Solutions Consulting, LLC, in the Phoenix area. Until recently, Marsh was a Manager, Water Resources Programs and Reuse and Recharge Practice Leader for Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc (LAN), Phoenix,Arizona. He has 30 years experience in master planning and implementing reuse and recharge projects in Arizona, both as a municipal water manager and a consulting project manager. His role in municipal waterresources planning and water supply development, which includes the Scottsdale Water Campus, was with the City of Scottsdale as Water Resources Director through 2001.
Martin, Gail: Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management (TWR #149)
Gail Martin is a Legal Assistant with the Tribal Water Resources Department. Ms. Martin joined the Department in 2000 and assists with a wide array of activities, including legal research, public hearings and education, and administrative functions. Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Martin was a paralegal for the Tribes’ legal department and a cultural resources survey manager. She is an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Martinsson, Leah: AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness (TWR #147)
Leah Martinsson is special counsel at the law firm of Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP in Boulder, Colorado with nearly 15 years of experience in all aspects of water rights and natural resources law. She has represented a wide variety of clients from municipalities and water providers to ditch companies, ski areas, and conservation interests in the water right adjudication process, environmental permitting, and water rights transactions. Ms. Martinsson represents the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District and the Lower Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Company and has worked extensively on the legal and policy aspects of alternative transfer methods and agricultural water sharing initiatives. This has included a significant role in the development of the HB 1248 criteria and guidelines, and the development, application, and approval for the Catlin Canal Company Pilot Project. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 1997) and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law (2001, Order of the Coif).
Marzulla, Roger: Takings and Water Rights - Constitutional and Contractual Remedies for Governmental Takings (TWR #21)
Roger J. Marzulla is one of the nation’s leading authorities on constitutionally protected rights in property. He is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Marzulla & Marzulla, where his practice includes complex takings litigation in state and federal courts, environmental and water use issues, regulatory compliance, and natural resources policy. Mr. Marzulla served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the US Justice Department’s Land and Natural Resources Division, where he was responsible for all environmental, condemnation, and natural resources litigation on behalf of the federal government. He is author of the book “Property Rights and Environmental Regulation.
Mashuda, Stephen: Climate Change: Best Available Science - Climate Change & the Impact of Northwest Dams on Salmon & Steelhead (TWR #158)
Steve Mashuda is the Managing Attorney for Oceans at Earthjustice. He began working for Earthjustice’s Northern Rockies office in 1998, where he specialized in Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act litigation. In 2000, he joined Earthjustice in Seattle, where he has focused primarily on Northwest salmon recovery, including 15 years of litigation to protect and recover salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Steve joined Earthjustice’s Oceans Program in 2014 where now he works with the organization’s ocean litigators to promote sustainable fisheries and healthy ocean ecosystems, safeguard marine species, and build resilience to climate change. Mr. Mashuda received his J.D. and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.
Mayer, Jim: Deep Infiltrating Stormwater: An Evolution in Stormwater Management (TWR #141)
Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 (TWR #156)
Jim Mayer, Torrent Resources, has been in the engineering industry for more than 20 years, beginning as an environmental engineer in 1994. He has seen the commercial development industry from the municipal side as part of the City of Scottsdale’s development review department, from the consulting side as senior project manager, from the developer side as development manager for a publicly traded REIT, and from the design/build contractor side where he served as project manager. He now serves as Technical Marketing Manager at Torrent Resources, where he provides technical expertise in the siting, design, and installation of engineered drywells and directs the company’s education and outreach to civil, geotechnical, and municipal professionals across the country.
Maykut, Chris: Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story (TWR #108)
Chris Maykut is President of Friends of Bumping Lake. He is an native Seattlite who owns the Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe, a vegetarian establishment which is dependent on year-round produce from the Yakima Basin. Chris is an avid outdoorsman and environmentalist who cherishes the pristine, untouched nature around Bumping Lake.
Maynard, Robert A.: Logging Road Runoff: U.S. Loggers Lose an Important Clean Water Act Exemption (TWR #79)
Bob Maynard is the Managing Partner of the Perkins Coie LLP Boise office. His practice focuses upon environmental regulation, water and land use, and other natural resource issues faced by energy, forest products, mining, manufacturing, technology, and other businesses.
Mc Ateer, James: Analysis of Mercury in Water and Sediment (TWR #32)
James Mc Ateer, a Senior Scientist with Exponent’s Environmental Sciences Practice (Lake Oswego, OR), has over 20 years of experience specializing in conducting data quality assessment (DQA) and usability evaluations, interpreting chemical fingerprinting data, evaluating chemical data, and managing projects. His experience is based in environmental consulting and analytical laboratory settings. Mr. Mc Ateer develops and implements data quality objectives (DQOs) and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) strategies, selects or develops appropriate analytical protocols, and implements sampling activities to meet project-specific objectives and regulatory requirements.
McCarthy, Jr., Edmond R.: Aquifer Storage Recovery - The Texas Perspective (TWR #19)
Water Marketing in Texas: Selling or Leasing of Groundwater and Surface Water Rights (TWR #62)
Texas Groundwater Ruling - EAA v. Day: Texas Supreme Court Confirms Landowner's Ownership of Groundwater in Place (TWR #99)
Edmond R. McCarthy Jr. is a Partner with Jackson,Sjoberg,McCarthy & Wilson LLP, focuses his practice on natural resources law with an emphasis on administrative and governmental/legislative affairs and public finance law aspects of such matters for public utilities,water districts,municipalities and other political subdivisions,as well as corporations and individuals. He has considerable experience in surface and groundwater rights (including water sales contracts),water conservation and reuse,water quality and dam safety,endangered species, flood plain regulation and land development matters before various State and Federal regulatory agencies, the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress. Mr.McCarthy is a frequent speaker on water rights and related topics.
McCormick, Jason: Washington State Rural Water Strategies (TWR #151)
Jason D. McCormick, CWRE, is the Founder and Principal of McCormick Water Strategies. Jason’s work focuses on water banking, water transactions, and water rights administration.
McElyea, Russ: Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges (TWR #134)
Russ McElyea is the Chief Water Judge for Montana. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1989. Since then, he has practiced in Montana and served as CEO of a ski resort. He enjoys many of Montana’s outdoor recreational activities.
McGinnis, Mark A.: Southwest Water Decisions: Arizona Water Settlements Act, Indian Reserved Rights, Adjudications (TWR #20)
Mark A. McGinnis is a member of the Phoenix law firm of Salmon, Lewis & Weldon, P.L.C. His practice focuses on natural resources and environmental litigation and public utility law. Mark received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Arizona. He received his J.D. from Arizona State University in 1991, where he served as Articles Editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. He is the Chair-Elect of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona and the Vice-Chair of the Water Resources Committee of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.
McJunkin, Christa: Gila Water Storage: Innovative Banking Creates “Long-Term Storage Credits” (TWR #130)
Christa McJunkin is a Principal Water Resource Analyst with the Salt River Project, and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s of Public Administration from Arizona State University. She began her career at the Arizona Department of Water Resources, eventually becoming the manager of the Office of Assured and Adequate Water Supply. She left ADWR to become a water resource consultant with Fluid Solutions, primarily representing developers and water providers on issues relating to assured water supply requirements and water rights. Christa joined SRP in 2011 and works on water resource planning and the day to day operations of SRP’s joint venture with the Gila River Indian Community, the Gila River Water Storage, LLC.
McKee, Mac: Irrigation System Efficiency: Emerging Technologies (TWR #46)
Dr. Mac McKee is the Director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University (USU). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at USU in water resources systems analysis, water resources engineering, and water resources planning and management. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Utah State University, in addition to an MS in Systems Ecology and a BS in Philosophy. Prior to beginning his academic career in 1984, he was the Senior Water Resources Engineer with Harza Engineering Company in Chicago, Illinois, and a Resident Manager with Harza in India. Dr. McKee has been active in domestic and international water resources planning and management projects for the past 33 years. His diverse experience has included assignments in flood control planning and design in the Philippines, development of an environmental baseline document for Uzbekistan, water quality management in Samoa, integrated river basin planning and management in India, and development of a comprehensive water resources master plan and integrated water management plans for the West Bank and Gaza Strip. His current research is focused on the improvement of irrigation canal and reservoir operation efficiency through the use of statistical learning theory and remote sensing.
McPherson, Robin: Indian Country Water Rights: Permit-Exempt Uses Impacting Protected Instream Flow - Chamokane Basin Water Administrative & U.S. v. Anderson (TWR #117)
Robin McPherson is an Assistant Attorney General in the Ecology Division of the State of Washington Attorney General’s Office. She defends Ecology in administrative andjudicial appeals of water rights decisions and advises the Water Resources Program on rulemaking,permitting, and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). She also serves as counsel to the Well Construction and Licensing Office. Ms. McPherson earned her B.A. from the University of Washington and graduated with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2000.
Mecham, Duane: Key Tribal Water Developments in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #83)
Indian Water Right Negotiations: Interior's Considerations When Appointing Federal Negotiation Teams (TWR #111)
Indian Reserved Rights in the 21st Century: Recent Developments in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #154)
Duane Mecham currently is Acting Deputy Director for the Secretary’s Indian Water Rights Office within the US Department of the Interior. This Office oversees the Department’s Indian water rights settlement program and provides high level policy guidance to the Secretary and the bureaus and offices of the Department on matters concerning Indian water rights settlements. He will soon return to his position as senior attorney in the Department’s Regional Solicitor’s Office based in Portland, Oregon. He advises several Interior agencies on tribal and federal water rights matters and on Endangered Species Act compliance issues arising out of impacts of federal hydropower and irrigation projects on salmon in the Columbia and other river basins. He was the chair of the federal government’s negotiation team for the Nez Perce water right claims in Idaho and has been appointed as chair of the Umatilla (Oregon) and Salish-Kootenai (Montana) federal negotiation teams. He would like to express his deep appreciation to Mary Lou Soscia, Columbia River Coordinator for the US Environmental Protection Agency, who provided extensive background on the EPA initiatives to acknowledge and integrate tribal rights into its decisions.
Megdal, Sharon B.: Water and the Environment - The Role of Ecosystem Restoration (TWR #16)
Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona (TWR #58)
Arizona Groundwater Management (TWR #104)
Regional Water Management Cooperation: Study Compares Four Cases in the West (TWR #121)
Sharon Megdal is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her work focuses on water resources management and policy, on which she writes and frequently speaks. She also holds the titles Professor, Department Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, and Distinguished Outreach Professor. She serves as Director of the Water Sustainability Program and Co-Director of The University of Arizona Water, Environmental and Energy Solutions Program, both of which are funded by the Technology Research Initiative Fund (TRIF). Dr. Megdal places particular emphasis on how to achieve desired policy objectives in terms of institutional structures and possible changes to them. Current projects include: comparative evaluation of water management, policy, and governance in growing, water-scarce regions; meeting the water needs of the environment; groundwater management and governance; groundwater recharge; and transboundary aquifer assessment. She is the lead editor of the book, Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges. Dr. Megdal teaches the multi-disciplinary graduate course Arizona Water Policy. She serves as President-Elect of the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and is a member of the board of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and the Western Rural Development Center. As an elected member of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors, Dr. Megdal is responsible for the policies, rates and taxes associated with delivering Colorado River water through the Central Arizona Project. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.
Meredith, Rachel: Stockwater Rights on State & Federal Land: Ownership of State-Based Stockwater Rights (TWR #154)
Rachel Meredith is a Senior Associate Attorney at Bloomquist Law Firm PC in Helena, Montana. Born and raised on a cattle ranch in Pray, Montana, Mrs. Meredith’s practice focuses on natural resources, agriculture, water rights adjudication and permitting, and property rights. She is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Law and holds a BS degree in Forest and Range Resource Management from the University of Montana School of Forestry and Conservation. Mrs. Meredith continues to work on the family ranch in her spare time and enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.
Metcalf, Matt: Porosity Storage Reservoirs: A 21st Century Solution for Water Storage (TWR #89)
Matt Metcalf is the Director of Operations for PS Systems, Inc. in Lakewood, Colorado. PS Systems, Inc. is the inventor of this technology and current holds various U.S. Patents regarding this technology.
Meyer, Christopher H.: Interstate Water Allocation (TWR #42)
Municipal Water Rights & the Growing Communities Doctrine: Development, Codification & Application (TWR #73)
Mitigation of Injury to Water Rights: Law & Strategies in Idaho (TWR #142)
Christopher Meyer has practiced water law, planning and zoning law, constitutional law, natural resources law, road and public access law, and addressed legislative matters for over three decades. Best Lawyers in America has named him “Lawyer of the Year” four times. He is described in the Idaho Yearbook Directory as “centrally located in the world of Idaho public affairs“ and “a key figure in Idaho water law.“ He serves on the Board of Advisors to the National Judicial College’s “Dividing the Waters” water law program for judges. His clients include Fortune Ten companies, municipal water providers, cities, counties, highway districts, energy companies, food producers, mining companies, and land developers. Before joining Givens Pursley in 1991, Chris taught water law and negotiation at the University of Colorado Law School. Prior to that, he practiced environmental law as counsel to National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C.
Miller, Duane: Public Drinking Water Contamination (TWR #5)
Duane Miller won the "California Lawyer Environmental Attorney of the Year Award" in 2002 for winning the nation's first MTBE groundwater contamination case. Other firms around the country now use the evidence and model developed in that case. He served as a member of the State of Califormia's Superfund Workgroup and is currently a member of Consumer Advocates of California and the American Waterworks Association.
Miller, Jeffrey J.: Logging Road Runoff: U.S. Loggers Lose an Important Clean Water Act Exemption (TWR #79)
Jeff Miller, Of Counsel in the Perkins Coie Seattle office, focuses his practice on new technologies with an emphasis on bioenergy derived from woody biomass. He also represents a major Northwest timber harvesting company.
Miller, Jennifer: Watershed Assessments - The Upper Klamath Basin Process (TWR #8)
Jennifer Miller is an Ecologist with David Evans and Associates, Inc. of Portland, Oregon.
Miller, Stan: The Columbia River, Basin, and Treaty: Upcoming Treaty Date is Focussing Basin Water Management Issues (TWR #101)
Stanley A. Miller’s water resources career began in 1975 as a graduate student in Environmental Science at Washington State University. After completing the degree in 1977 he began work with a team of Spokane County staff to develop a plan to protect the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer. That work led to the first “Aquifer Protection Plan” developed for a designated “sole source” aquifer in the US. After the plan was completed the team dissolved but Mr. Miller became the lead in the County’s new Water Resources program with the primary goal of implementing the plan. While working to implement the groundwater protection plan, the major activities were writing grant applications for projects leading to and developing ordinances for groundwater protection and hazardous waste site clean up management. During his 20+ year career at the County Mr. Miller served on several committees and task forces organized by the Washington State Department of Ecology and US EPA to develop policy and regulations for water quality protection. His areas of special expertise lay in stormwater management, ground disposal of water and waste, and public involvement. In the late 1990’s, Spokane County’s Water Resources Program became the lead for several watershed planning projects conducted under Ecology’s Watershed Planning Program. The plan for the combined Little Spokane/Middle Spokane Rivers (WRIA 55 & 57) was among the first half dozen plans completed in the State. Since his retirement from Spokane County in April of 2004, Mr. Miller has continued his involvement with Spokane and regional water resources issues through volunteer efforts with local nonprofit organizations and independent consulting.
Mills, Christopher S.: Wetlands and the Clean Water Act: Rapanos, Carabell and the Limits of Federal Jurisdiction (TWR #24)
Christopher S. Mills is an associate attorney at Van Ness Feldman, where he practices primarily in the areas of environmental, land use, and natural resources law.
Molina, Margarita: Waterway-To-Waterway Transference: NPDES Permit Requirements and the Miccosukee Case (TWR #2)
Margarita Molina is a member of the Natural Resources Practice Group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Montgomery, Arlene: Critical Habitat, Bull Trout and Politics (TWR #14)
Arlene Montgomery is the Program Director of the Friends of the Wild Swan in Swan Lake, Montana. She has been involved with the Endangered Species Act and critical habitat issue regarding bull trout for many years.
Monthie, Dave: Reclaimed Water & Water Rights Impairment: Draft Reclaimed Water Rules in Washington State (TWR #89)
Local Land Use Decisions & Water Supply Considerations: New Rules from the Washington Supreme Court (TWR #102)
Dave Monthie is an attorney licensed to practice in Washington and California, and has his own small private practice (DLM & Associates) in Olympia. Most recently he was a regional water policy analyst with King County since 2000. Prior to that he worked as staff at the Drinking Water Program (now Office of Drinking Water) of the Washington Department of Health, as staff counsel to various committees of the Washington State Senate, and as staff counsel to the California Department of Water Resources. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP), and co-author of an amicus brief filed by CELP with the Supreme Court in the Yelm case. The opinions expressed in this article are his, and are not to be construed as representing the views of CELP. The author also represented Aqua Permanente, a non-profit organization opposed to further use of exempt wells in the Upper Kittitas Valley, in an amicus brief filed with the Washington Supreme Court in a separate case addressing the use of exempt wells for stockwatering (Five Corners Family Farmers et al v. State of Washington, 173 W.2d 296, 268 P.3d 892 (2011)).
Moon, David, Co-Editor of The Water Report:
Washington Water Law Update (TWR #4)
Colorado McCarran Amendment Ruling (TWR #10)
Montana Water Law Update (TWR #11)
ESA and Water "Takings" (TWR #11)
Hydroelectric Relicensing and the Clean Water Act (TWR #12)
Law of the Rio Grande - Report from the 6th Annual Conference (TWR #13)
Colorado Recreational In-Channel Diversions (TWR #14)
Idaho Conjunctive Use Order (TWR #15)
Rio Grande Water Regulation: "Active Water Resource Management" (AWRM) (TWR #15)
Dams and Salmon: Judge Rejects BiOp (TWR #16)
Climate Change and Washington Water Law (TWR #18)
Speculation in Water Rights: Transfer Decisions by the Colorado Supreme Court and Special Status for Municipalities (TWR #20)
Washington Water Regulation: Interview with New Department of Ecology Director Jay Manning (TWR #23)
Tribal Water Rights Update: John Echohawk - Indian Water Law Elder (TWR #23)
Columbia River Water Management Plan: Emphsizing Water Storage and Conservation (TWR #25)
Montana Supreme Court Rules on Groundwater Process: Basin Closures and Conjunctive Use (TWR #28)
Rights-of-Way Across Federal Lands: Easement Decision by 9th Circuit (TWR #30)
Hydroelectric Relicensing Decision: Skokomish Case Limits FERC Authority (TWR #31)
National Forest Activities: Gold Mining Decision Has Wide Implications (TWR #34)
Tribal Water Rights Decision: Unquantified Reserved Rights & State Regulation (TWR #39)
Western States Water Update: Western States Water Council Meets in Montana (TWR #44)
State Coalbed Methane Standards: EPA Approves Montana Standards - Interstate Dispute Affected (TWR #49)
Rio Grande Settlement Reached -- Historic Agreement Between New Mexican and Texan Irrigation Districts: Dispute Over Interstate Surface and Groundwater Resolved (TWR #50)
Tribal "Treatment As State" - Oklahoma Tribes Face Special "Treatment" (TWR #52)
Idaho Water Law: Update from Coeur d'Alene Conference (TWR #52)
Water Rights Ownership Decision: Trust Relationship Between Irrigation Districts and Water Users (TWR #54)
Tribes & Effluent Snowmaking Case: Religious Claims Rejected - “Substantial Burden" Key Requirement (TWR #55)
Endangered Species Act & Takings: Fifth Amendment Decision (TWR #57)
Hydroelectric Relicensing and Tribal Religious Claims: FERC’s Increase of Minimum Flows Upheld (TWR #58)
Ground Water Availability & The No Injury Rule: Domestic Well Owners Protected in Colorado (TWR #60)
Coalbed Methane Decision: "Beneficial Use" and Well Permit Required - Ranchers' Senior Water Rights Protected (TWR #63)
Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Montana v. Wyoming - Special Master Rules on Water Rights Issues and Denies Motion to Dismiss (TWR #65)
Interstate Groundwater Allocation: Nevada - Utah Draft Snake Valley Management Agreement (TWR #67)
Lawsuit Challenging Water Right Negotiations in the Klamath Basin Filed (TWR #71)
Klamath "Takings" - Ownership of Water Rights & the Bureau of Reclamation (TWR #74)
Tribal Surface Water Rights: Hydraulic Connection Equals Protection - Groundwater Impacts & Federal Jurisdiction (TWR #75)
Paiute Tribe Prevails: Illegal Diversions of Water to be "Recouped" (TWR #75)
Oklahoma Water Storage: Tribal Concerns Raised - Municipalities Purchase Reclamation Project (TWR #79)
Oklahoma Storage Transfer Controversy: Tribal Nations & Local Interests Oppose the Transfer Agreement (TWR #80)
Tribal Water Decision in Nevada: Groundwater Change Application Granted (TWR #83)
Water "Takings" Decision: Klamath Project Water Users Prevail (TWR #85)
Conjunctive Use Decisions: Applying the Prior Appropriation Doctrine to Groundwater Use (TWR #86)
Water Rights & Regulatory Authority Issues: Chickasaw & Choctaw Nations File Lawsuit Opposing Water Transfer (TWR #91)
Speculative Use or Regional Provider: Company Applies for Massive Water Right in Oregon (TWR #94)
Construing Speculative Use: TCEQ Remands Million Acre-Foot Water Application for Brazos River Basin (TWR #96)
Abandonment & Nonuse Case in Nebraska: Regulation of Water Rights Leads to Decision on Common Law Issues (TWR #99)
New Mexico Priority Administration: New Mexico Supreme Court Decision on State Engineer's Authority (#105)
Adverse Possession & Beneficial Use in Colorado (TWR #108)
Culvert Case Decided in Washington: Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Victory (TWR #110)
State Control of Water: U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Oklahoma - Interstate Compact & Commerce Clause Issues (TWR #113)
New Mexico's Exempt Wells Decision & Protection for Senior Water Users (TWR #114)
Colorado River Management & Drought: Lake Powell Releases to be Lowered Significantly (TWR #115)
Water Exchange & Mitigation: Water Rights Purchases Hydrate Water Bank & Recharge Aquifer - Program in Washington State Mitigates for New Water Uses in Closed Basin (TWR #118)
Las Vegas Water Rights Decision - Judge Overturns State Engineer Approvals (TWR #119)
Fish Passage & Treaty Obligations: Washington State "Culvert Case" Before the Ninth Circuit (TWR #120)
Arizona Groundwater Use Decision: Groundwater Plan for Development Project Rejected (TWR #125)
Federal Breach of Contract: Reclamation Loses Appeal on Breach of Contract Claim (TWR #127)
California Groundwater Management Reform: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Signed (TWR #128)
Whooping Crane ESA Case: Fifth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider ESA “Take” Challenge (TWR #131)
Yellowstone River Compact Decision: Special Master Ruling in Montana v. Wyoming (TWR #132)
Republican River Compact Decision - Kansas v . Nebraska: The Supreme Court’s Equitable Powers (TWR #133)
The Winters Doctrine & Tribal Groundwater: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. (TWR #134)
Small Scale Hydropower & DItch Easements: Colorado Decision Applies “No Injury Rule” and Maximum Use (TWR #136)
“Waters of the US” Definition: Preliminary Injunction Stops Application of New EPA/Army Corps Rule (TWR #139)
Alaska Instream Water Applications Decision: “Public Interest” and the “Most Beneficial Use” (TWR #141)
Instream Flows and the Public Interest: Washington State Permit with Mitigation Conditions Overturned (TWR #141)
Agricultural Nitrate Pollution: Clean Water Act Lawsuit Filed by Municipal Water Works Against Agricultural Drainage Districts (TWR #143)
Culvert Case: Ninth Circuit Decision - Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights Upheld: State Duty to Protect Salmon Fishery (TWR #149)
Exempt Wells in Montana: Exempt Well Loophole Held Invalid by Montana Supreme Court (TWR #152)
Land Use Planning & Water Availability: Washington Counties Required to Protect Minimum Flows From Permit-Exempt Wells in the Hirst Decision (TWR #153)
Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful (TWR #156)
State Water Planning & Sustainability: Audit of Oregon Water Resources Department (TWR #156)
Montana v. Wyoming: Remedies and Damages in Interstate Compact Case (TWR #157)
Groundwater Included in Treaty Water Rights: 9th Circuit Rules on Reserved Rights for Tribe (TWR #158)
State-Tribal Water Rights Settlements Update - Compiled (TWR #159)
Interviews by David Moon, Editor:
Cleary, Paul: Oregon Water Resources Department: Interview with Director Paul Cleary (TWR #1)
Loble, C. Bruce: Chief Water Judge of Montana - Water Rights Adjudication in Montana (TWR #2)
Raley, Bennett, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science: Interview (TWR #7)
Marzulla, Roger: The ESA and Water "Takings" (TWR #11)
Washington Water Regulation: Interview with New Department of Ecology Director Jay Manning (TWR #23)
Glennon, Robert: “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It” - Interview and Book Review (TWR #64)
Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor (TWR #82)
Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid (TWR #116)
Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision (TWR #152)
Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington State Department of Ecology (TWR #153)
David Moon practiced water law in Eugene, Oregon with the Moon Firm, after previously practicing in Bozeman, Montana with Moore, Refling, O'Connell & Moon. He is currently an editor of The Water Report. Mr. Moon received his undergraduate degree at Colorado College and his JD at the University of Idaho Law School. He is a member of the Oregon and Montana Bars, and was formerly a member of the Idaho BAR. Moon practiced water law for over 30 years in Montana and Oregon.
Moddemeyer, Steve: Water and Energy Nexus: Site Scale Conservation Opportunities (TWR #63)
Steve Moddemeyer is a conceptual innovator leading diversified teams towards increased sustainability at Collins Woerman (Seattle, WA). During his fifteen years at the City of Seattle he created cost-effective integrated strategies for urban infrastructure, natural systems restoration, and sustainable living environments.
Monsey, Valerie: Stormwater Regulation & Management: An Overview of Current Trends in the West (TWR #108)
Valerie Monsey works for SoundEarth Strategies as the Municipal Stormwater Program Manager. Valerie has 15 years of experience in the field of stormwater management and regulatory compliance, including 13 years of experience working directly on NPDES Washington Phase I Municipal Permits and implementing all elements of the NPDES Washington Phase II Municipal Permit for the City of Issaquah, Washington. Her broad experience ranges from implementing the Phase II permit citywide to plan review, construction inspections, and complaint response and business stormwater audits. Valerie has extensive experience working with the public, businesses, contractors, city and county staff, and various regulatory agencies, including the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Morford, J. Mark:
State NPDES Programs & ESA Consultation: Federal District Court Rejects Argument that ESA Consultation is Required (TWR #34)
NPDES Requirements & Pesticides: EPA's Final Rule Exempts Certain Applications (TWR #35)
Aquatic Pesticides: Sixth Circuit Strikes EPA Aquatic Pesticide Rule (TWR #59)
J. Mark Morford is a partner in Stoel Rives, LLP (Portland, OR) where he focuses his practice on environmental law. Mr Morford has in-depth experience with the full range of environmental issues that face industrial, energy, forest products and agricultural facilities, including water quality, air quality, waste management, radioactive materials management, endangered species issues and cleanups. Mark is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Oregon Super Lawyers.
Morgan, Avra: Reclamation's WaterSMART Program: Working to Meet Future Water & Energy Demands (TWR #92)
Avra Morgan is the manager of the Program Management Office in Policy and Administration in Denver, and is Reclamation’s lead for the WaterSMART Program. Currently, she is leading Reclamation’s effort to develop Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Before joining Reclamation in 2004, Avra worked as a water rights attorney, representing cities and water districts.
Morisset, Mason D.: Tribal Water Rights and the Colorado River Reallocation Through Forbearance Agreements (TWR #87)
Tribal Interests, Instream Flows & Hydropower Licensing: Using the Licensing Process to Address Tribal Concerns (TWR #92)
MASON MORISSET is the senior member of the law firm of Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville, in Seattle, Washington. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been an active litigator for over 42 years primarily in the area of natural resource litigation. He has argued numerous appellate cases and has successfully argued three cases to the US Supreme Court: Antoine v. Washington, 420 U.S. 194 (1975) (treaty hunting rights); Washington v. Fishing Vessel Association, 443 U.S. 658 (1979 ) (the “Boldt” fishing rights decision); and Arizona v. California, 530 U.S. 392 (2000) (Quechan Tribe water rights on the Colorado River). He has argued to the Washington State Supreme Court and before the California State Court of Appeals on behalf of Indian Tribal water rights. He is the author of the WSBA Real Property Deskbook chapter on Indian Property Rights and several law review articles. Mason has lectured at more than 100 CLE seminars and symposia.
Mortimer, Evan: Managed Aquifer Recharge: An Overview of Laws Affecting Aquifer Recharge in Several Western States (TWR #127)
Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western United States (TWR #129)
Evan Mortimer is currently (2014) a third-year law student at the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise Idaho, where he expects to receive his Juris Doctor in May 2015. He received his B.A. in Economics from Boise State University, while also minoring in Political Science. Evan finished working the summer of 2014 for Idaho Water Engineering in Boise, Idaho.
Munson, Catherine F.: Tribal Rights to Groundwater: Analysis of the Agua Caliente’s Water Case (TWR #161)
Catherine Munson is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and co-leader of the Native American Affairs practice. Ms. Munson has extensive litigation experience, representing tribal clients in complex cases before the Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts, federal appellate courts, the United States Supreme Court and administrative agencies. Ms. Munson also advises tribal and business entities on a variety of matters and specializes in water law. Ms. Munson was awarded the Managing Partner Pro Bono award for her work on behalf of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa Tribe in southern New Mexico. Ms. Munson has been recognized as a 2016 and 2017 Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” for Native American Law and a 2013 Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” for General Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Law (1999).
Myers, Ralph: Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program (TWR #158)
Ralph Myers is the Water Quality Program Supervisor within the Environmental Department at Idaho Power Company. He has been working for Idaho Power since 1989. His primary focus has been conducting and managing water quality studies and issues associated with ongoing operations and the relicensing of Idaho Power’s Snake River hydroelectric projects. Much of the past 15 he has been focused on getting Clean Water Act Section 401 certification for the Hells Canyon Complex.
Nelson, Anne: Municipal Stormwater Management: The New Normal - Stormwater Management & Watershed Restoration in Portland, Oregon (TWR #84)
Anne Nelson is an Environmental Program Coordinator with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. Her work focuses on linking watershed health, policy development, community initiatives, and research to help implement the Portland Watershed Management Plan. She developed and leads the outreach and education strategy of the Tabor to the River Program. Integral to this program is the development of a research-based model in partnership with universities, schools, community members, and non-profit partners to grow the social infrastructure necessary for long-term functioning of green infrastructure and improving overall watershed health.
Nelson, Barry: Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West (TWR #106)
Barry Nelson is a senior policy analyst for NRDC’s water program in San Francisco. He focuses on protecting the environment by studying water management policies and their effects on rivers, estuaries, fi sheries, wildlife, humans, and wild places. He promotes policies that can meet human needs for water while helping to restore damaged aquatic ecosystems and fisheries, and that reduce the water management impacts of global warming. He has worked for many years to restore and protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and the San Joaquin River, and has played leading roles in the passage of landmark state and federal water reform legislation, including the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (1992) and the Delta Reform Act (2009). He has also researched oil shale development and the resulting negative impact on Colorado River Basin water supplies. Prior to coming to NRDC in 1999, he was the executive director of Save The Bay in Oakland, California. He has degrees in rhetoric and economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Neuman, Janet: Western States' Water Planning: The Best Laid Plans - Water Planning in Uncertain Times (TWR #99)
Janet Neuman is Senior Counsel with Tonkon Torp’s Water Law Practice Group. She also works with the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group. Considered one of the foremost water law specialists in Oregon, Jan is a former professor, Associate Dean of Faculty, and co-director of the Natural Resources Law Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Jan was Director of the Oregon Department of State Lands, where she oversaw the state’s management of common school fund lands and natural resources. She previously had been the agency’s assistant director for resource management. Before working in state government, Jan practiced litigation at Tonkon Torp. She is a frequent speaker and writer on water law and policy. Jan is also a past president of the Oregon Water Trust (now part of The Freshwater Trust) and has served on their Board for many years. Jan also served on the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, appointed by President Clinton, which in 1998 released recommendations on the future role of the federal government in western water management. In 2011, Jan published Oregon Water Law: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Law of Water and Water Rights in Oregon.
Newton, David: Long-Range Water Planning: Comprehensive Process in Central Oregon's Deschutes Basin (TWR #29)
David Newton is the principal owner of the firm of Newton Consultants, Inc. of Redmond, Oregon. He is a registered civil engineer, a registered engineering geologist, and a certified water right examiner. Mr. Newton received a degree in geological engineering from the University of Arizona. His specialties include water supply development, water resources, management planning for effective water use, and facilitation of solutions for water supply issues. Newton Consultants, Inc. managed the five planning studies under a Water 2025 grant that culminated in the Deschutes Scenarios paper.
Newton, Jennifer Allen: At the Water-Energy Nexus: Renewable Energy from In-Conduit Hydropower (TWR #112)
In-Pipe Hydropower: Portland’s In-Pipe Hydropower System Secures 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement (TWR #132)
Jennifer Allen Newton, President of Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc. (www.bluehousecg.com) in Hillsboro, Oregon, is a writer and consultant working with companies and organizations in the environmental, clean technology, and industrial sectors.
Nichols, Peter: Western Water Transfers & the Clean Water Act: Litigation Overview and the Arguments Against Requiring NPDES Permits (TWR #128)
Peter Nichols practices water, water quality, environmental, and conservation law. He has been the lead counsel for Western Water Providers, special assistant attorneygeneral for the States of Colorado andNew Mexico, and co-counsel for other western states, on water transfers issues since Miccosukee (2003). His other clients include water conservancy, irrigation and water districts, municipalities, land trusts, energy and mining companies, and farmers/ranchers. He is currently Of Counsel, with Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, in Boulder, Colorado.
Nikkel, Jim: Urban & Rural Water Supplies: Colorado Research Pursues Win-Win Scenario (TWR #48)
Jim Nikkel, P.E. is the Assistant District Manager at Parker Water and Sanitation District, and has been with PWSD since 1999. Mr. Nikkel is overseeing the construction of Rueter-Hess Reservoir and is managing the operations of the joint PWSD/CSU farm study as it relates to the potential for providing a future water supply to Parker. Mr. Nikkel is responsible for not only the water supplies for PWSD, but the treatment of these water supplies to potable standards, and for the treatment of PWSD’s wastewater, which is integrated into a reuse system to maximize the beneficial use of water.
Niles, Ken: Hanford Superfund Site Update (TWR #23)
Ken Niles is the Assistant Director for the Nuclear Safety & Energy Siting Division of the Oregon Department of Energy. Ken manages Oregon’s involvement in operations and cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Site, the safe transport of radioactive materials through Oregon, and emergency preparedness in the event of a nuclear accident or petroleum shortage. He also oversees Oregon’s energy facility siting process which regulates the siting and operation of large scale natural gas, coal, biomass, solar, and wind energy facilities in Oregon. Ken joined the Oregon Department of Energy in July 1989. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a broadcast news reporter, working in both radio and television. A native Oregonian, Ken earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon State College in March 1992.
Nocar, Raven: Ecomarket Approaches to Addressing Water Quality Obligations: Legal Overview and the Hells Canyon Test Case (TWR #63)
Raven Nocar is an environmental and natural resources attorney that specializes in water law. She also has a robust civil litigation practice. As an environmental attorney she advices local governments and private entities in a wide range of complex water law matters.
Nomellini, Dante: The Peripheral Canal: San Francisco Bay - Delta Estuary Proposals (TWR #53)
Dante John Nomellini is an attorney practicing in California water-related matters since 1968. He is a partner in the law firm of Nomellini, Grilli & McDaniel in Stockton, California. He is currently manager and co-counsel for the Central Delta Water Agency.
O'Brien, Kevin: Groundwater Rights in Blended Basins: Storage, Ownership, Overdraft & Takings (TWR #3)
Kevin O'Brien is a partner in Downey Brand LLP in Sacramento, California. He is the counsel of record for the plaintiff in the Santa Maria Groundwater Litigation discussed in the article.
Ockner, Gillian C.: Ecosystem Economics (TWR #5)
Gillian Ockner is an environmental scientist and natural resouirces economist at David Evans & Associates. She specializes in environmental management using science, policy, and economics to reach innovative solutions to Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act compliance challenges and long-term protection of ecosystem services.
O’Connell, Michael: Water Delivery Canals, Ditches and Pipelines: The Law of Easements in Idaho, Oregon and Washington (TWR #41)
Michael O’Connell’s practice focuses on natural resources, environmental, energy and Indian law. Michael has assisted industrial, manufacturing, commercial, forestry and other clients with stormwater, endangered species, wetlands, water quality certifi cation, coastal zone management, essential fish habitat, wild and scenic rivers, cultural resources, fossils, and historic properties protection and water rights matters, including related due diligence, compliance, permitting, transactions and litigation. In energy matters, Michael has assisted clients in the acquisition and siting of facilities, licensing hydroelectric facilities under the Federal Power Act and exploration and development projects. Michael draws on twenty seven plus years experience in Indian law to assist a broad array of clients involved in federal Indian and tribal law matters, including natural resources and environmental permitting for projects on and outside Indian reservations. Michael received his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law.
Oehlschlager, Kathryn: Regulating Seawater Desalination in California (TWR #137)
Kathryn Oehlschlager is a partner with Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP in San Francisco, California. Her practice focuses on environmental and land use litigation and compliance counseling under federal and state statutes. Kathryn has extensive experience advising clients on compliance with all aspects of environmental and land use law, including CEQA, NEPA, federal and state endangered species laws, and laws regulating solid and hazardous waste.
Olson, Steve: Arizona Water Management Issues: Maintaining Sustainable Water Management (TWR #68)
Steve Olson is the Executive Director of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA), a non-profit organization established to represent and assist member municipalities in areas of water resource management and the development of urban water policy. The members of AMWUA are Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. Steve joined AMWUA in July of 2005. Prior to working with AMWUA, Steve was the Government Relations Director for the City of Scottsdale from 1999 to 2005. He also worked in various planning and legislative relations roles with the Arizona Department of Water Resources from 1985 to 1999. Steve has a Masters Degree in Political Science from Colorado State University and a Bachelors Degree with Majors in Botany and Political Science from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
Oppenheimer, Jory: TMDL Challenges in Development and Implementation (TWR #47)
Jory Oppenheimer is a Senior Water Quality Specialist at HDR with 18 years of experience in surface water quality modeling and monitoring projects. He has conducted several technical water quality studies in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs that were used to establish TMDLs. Jory has conducted water quality assessments on large river systems, such as the Skagit, Puyallup, White, and Spokane Rivers, and many other large reservoirs and lakes. Mr. Oppenheimer also advises watershed groups, utilities, and other clients with TMDL projects and other issues related to water quality standards compliance. Mr. Oppenheimer holds an MS in Environmental Engineering and Science (University of Washington, 1988) and a BS in Environmental Science (Western Washington University, 1983).
Oram, Cherise: ESA Update - A Review of 2005 (TWR #22)
Cherise Oram practices federal environmental and natural resources law with an emphasis on endangered species and hydropower dam relicensing issues. Ms. Oram represents a variety of public and private interests, including: utilities; ports, developers; commercial fishers; oil and gas interests; and the forestry industry in complex permitting matters. She has broad experience on issues arising under the Endangered Species Act, Federal Power Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act and Administrative Procedure Act.
Orford, Adam: Hydraulic Fracturing: The Road to EPA's New "Fracking" Study (TWR #80)
Hydraulic Fracturing& Drinking Water: EPA’s Draft Plan to Study Potential Drinking Water Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing - National Debate on Natural Gas Drilling Intensifies (TWR #85)
Hydraulic Fracturing & Water: Considering the Water Resources Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing (TWR #110)
Klamath Adjudication - The Judicial Phase Begins: New Era in Oregon's Contentious Water History (TWR #113)
Adam Orford represents public and private clients in complex environmental civil litigation and regulatory matters for Marten Law PLLC in Portland, Oregon. He has conducted both trial and appellate litigation in federal and state tribunals across the country, including the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, Eastern District of New York, Oregon Offi ce of Administrative Hearings, and Virginia State Corporation Commission. He regularly handles matters involving federal and state environmental and natural resource agencies, including EPA, BLM, USFWS, Oregon DEQ, and the Washington Department of Ecology. He has assisted with the environmental review and compliance aspects of numerous corporate transactions. Adam earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Stone Scholar, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.
Osborn, Rachael Paschal: Unsustainable Stockwater Exemptions - Washington Experience Illustrates Exempt Well Contentions (TWR #71)
Rachael Paschal Osborn is the Executive Director of the Spokane-based Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a public interest organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the rivers and drinking water aquifers of Washington State and the Columbia River Basin. She teaches water law at Gonzaga Law School.
Ottoboni, Gina: Forest Service Legacy Roads: New Remediation Initiative Renews Focus (TWR #50)
Gina Ottoboni is public policy associate for The Mountaineers, in Seattle, Washington. She is currently working on regional conservation and recreation policy issues. She serves on the steering committees of both the Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative and the Northwest Public Lands and Storm Recovery Coalition. She also works as an independent consultant, providing research and communications expertise on both conservation and history projects. Gina has a bachelor’s from Stanford, a master’s from Yale, and spent several years in the doctoral program in history at U.C. Berkeley.
Packard, Elaine: Yakima Water Plan: The Other Side of the Story (TWR #108)
Elaine Packard is Chair of the Sierra Club, Washington Chapter, Water and Salmon Committee. She has monitored the Yakima Workgroup process for the last three years. Upon her retirement as high school principal and mathematics teacher, she is devoting time to the protection of water quality and quantity in Washington State.
Pagel, Martha: Hydroelectric Project Reauthorization: FERC and Oregon Process (TWR #3)
New Water Management Model: The Umatilla Basin Water Commission - Counties, Irrigation District & Confederated Tribes Form Administrative Body (TWR #87)
Umatilla Basin Aquifer Restoration Project: New Management Model at the Crossroads (TWR #109)
Martha Pagel is a shareholder in the regional law firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, where she focuses her practice on water law and natural resources. She was legal counsel to the Umatilla Basin Water Coalition in drafting the Intergovernmental Agreement to form the Umatilla Basin Water Commission, and she currently serves as legal counsel to the Commission. Before entering private law practice in 2000, she served as Director of the Oregon Water Resources Department and as Director of the Oregon Department of State Lands. She is a recognized leader in Western water law and policy and recently served as arbitrator for the states of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska in a dispute involving use of hydraulically connected ground water under an Interstate Compact for the Republican River.
Palmer, John: ESA & CWA: Endangered Species Act Influences on EPA's Clean Water Act Programs (The Washington State Example) - TWR #37
Clean Water Act Copper Limits to Protect Salmon: NPDES Permit Developments for Puget Sound, Washington (TWR #54)
John Palmer is a Senior Policy Advisor for Clean Water Act - Endangered Species Act issues for EPA Region 10’s Office of Water and Watersheds. He coordinates EPA actions under the Clean Water Act to ensure the agency meets in responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act. John led the development of and was the primary author of the EPA Region 10 Guidance for Pacific Northwest State and Tribal Temperature Water Quality Standards. He has been with the EPA for 21 years in several different positions and programs. John has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Washington State University.
Parker, Karol: Water Resource Management in El Paso: Conservation, Reclaimed Water and Desalinization (TWR #15)
Karol Parker is the El Paso Water Utilities public affairs manager. She is responsible for the utility's internal and external communications programs. Parker graduated from the University of Alabama, where she received a bachelor's degree in English and jounalism, and from Boston University, where she received a master's degree in public relations. She is enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Texas at El Paso, working toward a Ph.D. in English rhetoric and composition.
Patterson, Elizabeth: Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California Produces New Locally Adaptable Tool - Case Studies Track Impacts of Various Land Uses on Water & Stormwater (TWR #119)
Elizabeth Patterson is a member of the American Institute of Certfied Planners and has been a Planning Director for two San Francisco Bay Area towns. Ms. Patterson has been involved in several regional and local issues using conflict resolution to reach a consensus for planning and managing urban and natural resource assets. She was Executive Director of the Partnership for Regional Livability, a project for the White House Task Force on Livable Communities during the Clinton/Gore administration. Ms. Patterson is a founding member of the Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council and the founder of the 1000 Friends of Contra Costa. She lives in Benicia where she has served on task force committees, boards, and commissions and was elected to the City Council in 2003 and as Mayor in 2007 and reelected in 2011. Ms. Patterson is a state staff environmental scientist serving in that capacity at the California State Lands Commission where she was project lead for the development of the Delta Protection Commission as well as numerous Governor task force committees on flood plain management and Delta
Paulsen, Kit: New Zealand Mudsnail Infestations: Public Policy Implications (TWR #126)
Kit Paulsen is the Watershed Planning Supervisor at the City of Bellevue. She is a marine and freshwater biologist with over 25 years of experience in aquatic resource restoration and monitoring, watershed planning, and intergovernmental efforts. She has held technical and policy roles for salmon recovery planning, regional and state monitoring committees, transportation mitigation initiatives, local responses to Municipal Stormwater NPDES permits, water supply planning for instream flows, and other surface water programs.
Paulus, Fritz: Instream Flow Restoration: Cooperative, Free-Market Solutions in Oregon (TWR #43)
Fritz Paulus is the second director of the Oregon Water Trust and has been in this position since April 2003. Fritz graduated from Whitman College, Walla Walla Washington, where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics in 1985. Fritz attended University of Oregon School of Law in 1988 and graduated with a JD in 1991. Fritz is a member of the Oregon State Bar and left the practice of law in 2001 to become a real estate negotiator for the Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces program located around Portland, Oregon. There he negotiated with landowners to purchase public natural areas and trails, helping to protect and restore open space with funds available through Metro’s Open Spaces bond measure. He has also served as President of the urban tree planting group, Friends of Trees.
Payne, Christopher: Tribal Groundwater Resources: Management Considerations Under Current Law (TWR #147)
Chris Payne, an Associate at Snell & Wilmer LLP in Phoenix, AZ, has a practice concentrated on both transactional and litigation matters in the areas of natural resources and real estate, including water, mining, environmental, and real estate law. His practice includes: assisting clients with water rights; mineral title and permitting; environmental permitting and compliance; retail and commercial leasing; and real property purchase and sale transactions. Chris has represented clients in both administrative and judicial actions involving water, mining, and environmental law. He has assisted clients with issues involving groundwater and surface water rights and supplies, including representation in the Arizona State stream adjudications; litigated claims involving state-based and federal reserved water rights; assisted clients with mineral title, mineral development and mineral permitting issues; and advised clients about compliance with local, state and federal environmental permits and regulations. Previously, Chris worked as a civil engineer for one of the largest architectural and civil engineering firms in the nation. His background and experience as an engineer included: preparing environmental assessments; environmental impact statements and construction drawings; conducting water supply and water development studies; floodplain delineation; solid waste planing, and grading and drainage design.
Payne, Linsey: Stormwater Permits & LID: Washington State's Low Impact Development Requirements (TWR #100)
Linsey Payne, a recent University of Oregon graduate, received dual master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning. She is currently working for the City of Corvallis as a stream water quality monitor. She also volunteers as an executive board member for the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council and as a Stream Steward for the City of Corvallis.
Payne, Thomas R.: Instream Flow Assessment - The Science of the Art: Approaches to Evaluating Riverine Aquatic Habitat (TWR #95)
Thomas Payne is a Senior Associate at Normandeau Associates Incorporated’s Arcata, California office. Mr. Payne is internationally known for his extensive experience in the evaluation of instream flow needs and the assessment of water resource development impacts to fishery resources. Mr. Payne has worked for nearly 30 years with numerous instream flow methods, specializing in the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM). In addition to 1D and 2D habitat modeling for the IFIM, Tom has helped develop habitat suitability criteria for a wide variety of aquatic species, monitored riverine fish population abundance, written software for and conducted water temperature network modeling, and applied habitat evaluation procedures for multiple species. Tom has implemented, managed, or reviewed approximately five hundred instream flow studies on proposed and existing hydroelectric and irrigation projects and other water rights issues. Work conducted or directed by Mr. Payne includes: fish population sampling; habitat mapping and typing; hydraulic measurements; habitat use determinations; computer simulations; water temperature modeling; water quality studies; macroinvertebrate studies; license application preparation; agency negotiations; post-project analysis; and expert witness testimony. Mr. Payne has conducted workshops in the use of IFIM to state and federal agencies, taught graduate-level courses as an Adjunct Professor of Fisheries at Humboldt State University, made numerous presentations before professional societies, testified before hearings boards and in other legal proceedings, and published several papers relating to the science of instream flow analysis. Mr. Payne is a Certified Fisheries Scientist and has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fisheries Biology from Humboldt State University.
Pearson, Annette: National Flood Insurance & the ESA: In the Courts & On the Ground (TWR #145)
Annette Pearson currently serves as the Environmental Permitting Manager for the Surface Water Management Division in Pierce County Public Works. Her section manages complex natural resource issues and provides environmental documentation for capital and maintenance projects for Pierce County. Ms. Pearson has spent nine years of her career in the public sector and 20 years in the private sector. Focus areas include: floodplains; Endangered Species Act consultations; habitat restoration; water quality; and environmental permitting/documentation on the local, state and federal levels. She obtained her BS with an emphasis on molecular and cellular biology from the University of Washington, and she has a joint MS from Western Washington University in aquatic ecology and toxicology. Ms. Pearson is an active participant in the American Public Works Association. She currently co-chairs the Management and Public Administration Committee (MPAC). Pierce County is one of only three communities in the nation that have received a Class 2 rating in the Community Rating System (CRS) for the National Flood Insurance Program.
Pitre, Chris: Interview of Maia Bellon, Director of the Washington State Depart. of Ecology (TWR #114)
Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington (TWR #156)
Chris Pitre is a principal owner of Coho Water Resources based in Seattle, Washington (www.cohowr.com). He is a licensed geologist and hydrogeologist, and a certified water rights examiner (Washington State) with degrees in geology, chemistry (Carleton University) and hydrogeology (University of Waterloo). He has practiced hydrogeology and integrated water resources management in the Pacific Northwest since 1992, participated in the Washington ASR rulemaking in 2001, and is currently participating in Washington State’s reclaimed water rulemaking effort. Chris was the project manager for the City of Yakima ASR project since its inception in 1999. He also managed portions of the City of Kennewick ASR project, provided ASR permitting support to the City of Walla Walla and conducted numerous ASR feasibility assessments. He was an invited presenter to the National Academy of Sciences on water quality issues of ASR in 2008, and spent 2011-2012 in Australia implementing ASR projects in a nascent regulatory environment. His practice areas include: water rights; groundwater supply wells; watershed planning; wastewater management; and reclaimed water. He frequently lectures at the University of Washington and Central Washington University, and chairs, moderates and presents at conferences for both lay and technical audiences.
Pittenger, K.: Climate & Water Pricing: Climate Effects on Water Transaction Prices (TWR #34)
K. Pittenger received an MS degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Arizona in 2006. Pittenger is now a doctoral student at the University of California-Davis.
Poppleton, Jayla Ryan: Colorado’s Water Plan (TWR #123)
Jayla Ryan Poppleton is a freelance writer and editor based in Denver, Colorado, specializing in topics related to science and the environment particularly water. For the past six years, she has been contracted by the Colorado Foundation for Water Education to serve as managing editor of its cornerstone publication, Headwaters magazine, which is published three times annually and accessible online at yourwatercolorado.org. This article was written on behalf of the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
Poresky, Aaron: Stormwater Retention On Site: An Analysis of Feasibility and Desirability (TWR #65)
Aaron Poresky, E.I.T. has more than four years of experience in water resources and urban stormwater management. At Geosyntec, he has been involved in a variety of projects including structural BMP design and evaluation, water quality planning and impact analysis, hydromodification planning and impact analysis, stormwater policy support, and modeling methodology development. Key project areas have included stormwater retrofit planning and design for a variety of municipal and private clients, modeling methodology development and implementation, new development stormwater planning, and regulatory analysis. Mr. Poresky has been an invited speaker on the topics of modeling, BMP design, and stormwater policy.
Pors, Thomas M.: Water Allocation in Washington State: Instream Flows Versus Maximum Net Benefits (TWR #124)
Washington’s Water Availability Train Wreck: Potential Legislative & Regulatory Solutions (TWR #145)
CELP’s Status Quo Defense is Disingenuous: Failure to Engage in Productive Solutions Perpetuates Problems (TWR #146)
Thomas Por’s law practice emphases water rights and land use, including project permitting and environmental review, water quantity and quality issues, water supply development and planning, regulatory compliance, and related litigation. He has been practicing law since 1982. He has extensive experience representing private and municipal clients in planning and advocacy roles before state and federal courts, agencies and commissions, hearing examiners, planning commissions, appeals boards, and city and county councils. Mr. Pors is a frequent author and lecturer water rights issues at local and regional seminars and conferences.Thomas Pors has been practicing law since 1982 and focuses on water rights permitting and transfers in the state of Washington, land use and environmental law, Endangered Species Act compliance, and real estate and regulatory work for water utilities, resorts, and local government. He is a frequent author and lecturer on the subject of water rights.
Porter, Laura: Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: Ten Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts (TWR #123)
Laura Porter has worked as a water resources analyst at Clean Water Services since 2010 and works on strategic planning and implementation related to riparian plantings, flow restoration, and other watershed management activities. She has a B.A. in Biology from Occidental College and a M.S. in Bioresource Engineering from Oregon State University.
Power, Karin: Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations for Water Quality Trading in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #125)
Karin Power is a Staff Attorney for The Freshwater Trust. Karin earned her J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Lewis and Clark Law School, and her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Powers, Marcus A.: The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration (TWR #68)
Marcus A. Powers is an Assistant Attorney General in the Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources Section of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Powers represents various Nebraska state agencies in litigation, including the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and the Environmental Trust. His practice primarily focuses on litigation over the regulation and administration of Nebraska’s water resources, including both in-state and interstate cases. Mr. Powers also pursues various enforcement actions for the state involving solid waste management regulations, groundwater remediation, groundwater well standards, and state environmental grants.
Prairie, James: Colorado Basin Study - Basin Water Supply & Demand Study Update (TWR #100)
James Prairie, Ph. D., a Hydraulic Engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region, has been working with the agency for more than 10 years. He is the Reclamation lead for the Basin Study’s Demand Scenario development. In addition to his contributions to Reclamation’s Basin Study team. Dr. Prairie leads the Colorado River Hydrology Workgroup that facilitates Reclamation’s leadership role in water management and planning, including integration of climate variability and change into operational planning on the Colorado River. In addition to leading the workgroup, Dr. Prairie analyzes the river’s salinity, oversees the historic and projected natural flow and salinity database, and analyzes the Upper Basin consumptive uses on the Colorado River system. He also works on development of operational and planning models of the Colorado River system. Prairie holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Primozich, David: Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits for Water Quality Trading (TWR #52)
David Primozich has served as Executive Director since the founding of the Willamette Partnership in the fall of 2004. David has been engaged in natural resource policy and management for more than a decade. Prior to working with the Willamette Partnership Board to form the Willamette Partnership, David managed production of the Willamette Subbasin Plan to guide fish and wildlife conservation investment in the Willamette Basin. He also managed production of the first comprehensive Parks and Open Space Plan for Yamhill County, Oregon.
Pullen, J.: Climate & Water Pricing: Climate Effects on Water Transaction Prices (TWR #34)
J. Pullen received an MS degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Arizona in 2006. Pullen is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona.
Purkey, Andrew: Flow Restoration in the Northwest: Columbia Basin Water Transactions (TWR #2)
Andrew Purkey is the Associate Director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Pacific Northwest Regional Office. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Oregon Water Trust.
Quasius, Marie: The ESA & Water: Litigation Update - The Endangered Species Act as Driver of Water Quality and Water Quantity (TWR #103)
Marie Quasius practices environmental law at K&L Gates LLP in Seattle, WA, with an emphasis on the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. In addition to litigating in state court, federal court, and before the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board, she has provided regulatory advice and conducted due diligence for a wide variety of public, private, tribal, and non-profit entities.
Quick, Shelly: Utah Nonpoint Source Grant Program: Why Is It Needed? - How Will It Work? (TWR #44)
Shelly Quick has a B.S. degree in Microbiology and has worked with the Division of Water Quality for over 10 years providing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review for Municipal Wastewater Projects, managing the EPA Special Project Grants Program and coordinating the NPS Financial Assistance Program.
Quigley, Marcus: Stormwater Management (TWR #6)
International Stormwater BMP Database Update (TWR #45)
Stormwater & Sediment Contamination: Minimizing Potential Sediment Recontamination & Associated Liability (TWR #72)
Marcus Quigley, PE, is an Associate Engineer in Geosyntec Consultants in Boston, Massachusetts. He has more than 12 years of experience in stormwater quality and resources management, including stormwater modeling, water quality monitoring, and watershed planning. He is currently serving as the technical leader on the International BMP Database project and the New York City Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) program with Green Infrastructure.
Quinn, Christina: Untapping Tribal Waters: Tribal Water Marketing Expanding (TWR #35)
Christina Quinn is an associate economist with WestWater Research. She has research experience in both labor and resource economics. She earned her Master’s of Arts in Economics at Washington State University. Ms. Quinn master’s thesis was on the effects the distribution of property rights has on coalbed methane development in the Powder River Basin. Upon graduation, she taught a semester of economics in Thailand for Khon University and later became a graduate fellow for The Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana. Christina also has a B.A. in print journalism and in economics from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.
Rassier, Phil: Conjunctive Administration on the Eastern Snake River Plain (TWR #10)
Conjunctive Management in Idaho: Public-Private Partnerships & Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water (TWR #108)
Phil Rassier holds a J.D. decree from the University of Idaho College of Law. He worked for the Idaho Attorney General’s Office from 1976 to 2010, serving for many years as the chief deputy attorney general at the Idaho Department of Water Resources. Following retirement in 2010, Phil began serving as a project advisor for Idaho Water Engineering, LLC. He is an inactive member of the Idaho State Bar and presently resides in France.
Rathfelder, Klaus: San Diego Creek's Natural Treatment Stormwater Management System (TWR #18)
Klaus Rathfelder, PhD, joined GeoSyntec Consultants after 12 years as a research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He has extensive experience in the development and application of numerical simulation models for fluid flow and contaminant transport in groundwater systems. Klaus developed several numerical models for the Electric Power Research Industry that are used to predict the migration of hazardous immiscible liquids such as fuels, solvents, and organic liquids. He also developed comprehensive simulation models for EPA, which are applicable for evaluation and design of subsurface remediation systems such soil vapor extraction, bioventing, and surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation (SEAR).
Reed, Mike: Streamlining Federal Permits (Portland/Federal Agencies Coordination) - (TWR #13)
Mike Reed is the Federal Permits Compliance Manager for the City of Portland, Oregon. Mike has worked extensively with state and federal agencies on the coordination of regulatory permits for the City of Portland, resulting in an agreement between the City of Portland and three federal agencies to establish a cooperative process for streamlining federal permitting of City projects, including Section 7 consultations under the Endangered Species Act.
Reeve, Todd: Water Restoration Certificates: Voluntary, Market-Based Flow Restoration (TWR #79)
Todd Reeve is Vice President for Watershed Programs at BEF. Since 1992, Todd has undertaken watershed restoration efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has worked for the US Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, EPA, and private consulting firms. Since 2000, he has overseen the BEF’s Watershed Program. Todd has conducted research on salmonid migration and habitat, monitored biological and hydrological results of stream restoration projects, and coordinated with many organizations to design, fund, and oversee watershed research and monitoring programs. Todd has presented at numerous conferences and has published articles in several scholarly journals and magazines.
Reeves, Mark: Tribal Rights to Groundwater: Analysis of the Agua Caliente’s Water Case (TWR #161)
Mark Reeves is a partner in Kilpatrick Townsend’s Augusta, Georgia office. He has represented and advised federally recognized Indian tribes in a broad range of litigation in federal, state, and tribal courts and at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Reeves has significant experience litigating issues relating to tribal sovereignty and immunity, the acquisition, development, and protection of tribal land and water rights, the taxation of Indian lands and property, litigation over easements and rights-of-way on Indian lands, and the application of federal and state laws to Indian tribes and tribal enterprises. Mr. Reeves has also assisted and advised tribes in numerous non-litigation contexts. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” for Native American law in Georgia from 2015-2017. After graduating from Vanderbilt Law School (2004), Mr. Reeves served as a law clerk to the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Rendon, Anthony: The Making of California’s Water Bond (TWR #134)
Assemblymember Anthony Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes nine cities in southeast Los Angeles County. Rendon authored Porposition 1, California's 2014 state water bond. Prior to serving in the Legislature, Rendon ran several early childhood education and environmental non-profit organizations. He received a Ph.D. in political science from UC Riverside.
Rheaume, Andy: Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions (TWR #139)
Andy Rheaume is a watershed ecologist for the City of Redmond, Washington, and has been in the field of stormwater management and urban watershed restoration for 15 years. Andy has managed various in-stream and stormwater quality projects including measuring the effectiveness of full scale rain gardens at reducing stormwater pollution. During his career Andy has also worked on flood plain management, super fund clean-up sites, environmental policy and code, stormwater management engineering design, stormwater regulations, regional stormwater retrofit planning/funding, source control, environmental law enforcement, and more. Andy has held public office as a Bothell City Council Member for the past four years and earned a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Washington.
Richardson, Steven: Corps Dredging Regulation: District Court Strikes Down Tulloch II Dredging Rule (TWR #37)
Interstate Water Compacts: The US Supreme Court's Tarrant Decision and the Risk of Silence (TWR #116)
Federal Endangered Species Act Decisions: The Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case (TWR #126)
Steven Richardson’s practice reflects 20 years’ experience in key staff roles on Capitol Hill and at the US Department of Interior and over a decade in private law practice. He focuses on regulation, public policy, and litigation in complex, high-profile matters involving water, wetlands, hydroelectric, land, energy, and environmental law. Mr. Richardson has extraordinary experience in successfully resolving complex water quality and allocation disputes and is a leader in helping companies site electric generation facilities and transmission lines. He has unique expertise in promoting and defending projects in environmentallysensitive locations and fast-growing urban areas. Mr. Richardson also represents clients in “green building” and related energy efficiency issues and in defending against challenges under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). He regularly writes and speaks on the legal, environmental, and social barriers to obtaining authority for new generation and transmission facilities. Steven is practicing with Wiley Rein, LLP in their Washington, D.C. office.
Rich, Christopher: Supreme Court Stormwater Ruling: Los Angeles Flood Control District v. NRDC - A Strange and Meandering Case (TWR #120)
Christopher Rich is a partner with Perkins Coie, LLP, in the firm’s Environment, Energy & Resources national practice group. He focuses on complex environmental permitting and compliance under RCRA, the Clean Water Act (including stormwater) and the Clean Air Act, as well as resolution of state and federal governmental agency enforcement actions, resolution of citizen suits, and advising clients on all aspects of environmental cleanup of contaminated properties. For the past several years, he has acted as lead outside environmental counsel for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) during the campaign to safely destroy 12% of the U.S. stockpile of chemical weapons. Chris was formerly with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Compliance and Enforcement. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1991, and a B.S. from UCLA in 1987.
Richardson, Grace: Water Sector Innovations / Rising Tide: Enabling Innovative Water Technologies (TWR #132)
Grace Richardson is a Research Fellow at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Before starting work in the EPA’s Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water as an ORISE Research Participant, Grace Richardson obtained her master’s degree in biological engineering and worked for a technology firm specializing in dissolving gases into water for water treatment in municipalities, industries, and environmental waters. Hailing from Fayetteville, Arkansas, she now resides in Washington, D.C.
Rigby, Jerry R.: Snake River Water Rights: The Nez Perce Agreement (TWR #18)
Jerry R. Rigby earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Brigham Young University (Utah) in 1976 and a J.D. degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1979. Mr. Rigby is admitted to practice law in the State of Idaho, the Idaho Federal Courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Rigby is currently the managing director and a shareholder of the law firm of Rigby, Thatcher, Andrus, Rigby & Moeller, Chartered in Rexburg, ID, and has been with the firm for over 26 years. Rigby’s practice emphasizes water law, electric cooperative law, business, estate planning and litigation. Approximately 70 percent of his practice consists of water law. Mr. Rigby presently serves as the chairman of the Idaho Water Resource Board, having been appointed to that position by Governor Batt in January of 1995 and reappointed by Governor Kempthorne in 1999 and again in 2002.
Robb, Kathy: Endangered Species Act, Take, and Water: The Aransas Project v. Shaw, et al. (TWR #85)
Kathy Robb is a partner at the law firm Hunton & Williams. Her practice focuses exclusively on environmental law, including litigation in federal district and appellate courts, regulatory issues, and compliance advice, with an emphasis on water issues under the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, NEPA, waterrelated CERCLA sites with PCB’s and other contamination in sediments, and groundwater issues. She represents clients that include water districts, electric utilities, energy companies, investors, lenders, developers, chemical manufacturers, and paper mills. She has represented defendant-intervenors in litigationchallenging the lining of the All-American Canal and the operation of the Glen Canyon Dam above the Grand Canyon; and has filed briefs on behalf of amici in the US Supreme Court in water-related cases, including the NAHB case.
Roberson, J. Alan: Upcoming EPA Drinking Water Proposals (TWR #103)
J. Alan Roberson is currently the Director of Federal Relations for the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the largest technical and educational water association. He and his staff work closely with Congressional staff on water legislation, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff on the development of national drinking water regulations, and with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the development on national water security policy. He is part of the Senior Staff management team at AWWA that develops financial and operational strategies. He has been with AWWA for 21 years and has 12 years consulting engineering experience. In 2009, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fairfax Water (the largest water utility in Virginia with revenues of over $140 million) and serves on the Finance and Strategic Planning Committees, and as Chair of the Water Quality and Supply Committee. Mr. Roberson has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, four book chapters, and serves as a peer reviewer for several journals. He regularly conducts interviews with trade press and popular media such as Consumer Reports and USA Today. He has a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.
Rogers, Clint: Endocrine Disruptors in Wastewater: Impacts in an Effluent Dominated Stream (TWR #70)
J. Clinton Rogers is a licensed professional engineer specializing in water and wastewater treatment process design. Clint graduated from Utah State University in Logan, Utah with a masters and bachelors degree in environmental engineering. He is employed in the Salt Lake City office of Carollo Engineers, and was the field engineer for the EDC research done at SBWRD.
Roll, Bruce: Water Quality & Temperature Trading in the Tualatin Basin: Ten Years of Community-Driven Watershed Health Efforts (TWR #123)
Bruce Roll has worked as the Watershed Management Department Director at Clean Water Services since 2007 and manages and provides leadership in water resources infrastructure, strategic watershed assessment and planning, stream system stewardship and community watershed action. He has a B.S. in Environmental Microbiology from Colorado State University, an M.S. and Ph.D from the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Hawaii and a M.P.H. in Management from the School of Public Health.
Rosenthal, Michele Ulick: Upper Columbia River Contamination: Transboundary Application of CERCLA (TWR #15); Tribal Water Quality Standards (TWR #18)
Michelle Ulick Rosenthal is an attorney with Short Cressman Burgess PLLC of Seattle, Washington. She practices primarily in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, federal Indian law, and land use/municipal government. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Rosenthal received her Masters in Public Policy and spent eight years working with the US Department of Energy on the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project in Las Vegas, and with the Nevada Test Site's Environmental Management Program.
Rowland, Melanie J.: CWA & ESA Intersections - Water Quality & ESA Section 7: Northwest Example (TWR #25); Global Warming & Environmental Law: Climate Change and the ESA (TWR #45)
Melanie J. Rowland is a senior attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the NOAA in Seattle, where she advises the National Marine Fisheries Service on Endangered Species Act matters concerning salmon and steelhead. Her practice concentrates on habitat conservation plans, section 7 consultations, and section 4(d) rule implementation. She is co-author of the country’s leading wildlife law treatise, The Evolution of National Wildlife Law. Prior to her position at NOAA, Ms. Rolland served as Senior Counsel with The Wilderness Society, and then was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington’s School of Law and Institute for Environmental Studies, where she taught environmental law, conservational biology, and wildlife law. Prior to her career in environmental law, she was a senior attorney with the Federal Trade Commission.
Rozmyn, Lisa: Washington Stormwater Center: Projects Update (TWR #109)
Lisa Rozmyn is the Business Resource Program Manager for the Washington Stormwater Center. Lisa works with businesses throughout Washington State to assist them with stormwater permitting compliance, education and technical assistance. Through webinars, workshops, videos and facility visits, Lisa helps businesses to properly manage, control and reduce surface water pollution. Lisa earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from the Evergreen State College. Prior to joining the Center, Lisa was with the Washington State Department of Ecology for 17 years working in a variety of hazardous waste, pollution prevention and water quality capacities.
Ryals, Cindy: Contaminated Sediments Update: Conference Links Law, Science & Public Policy (TWR #45)
Cindy Ryals is an environmental scientist with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in Portland. She has a masters degree in environmental science and management from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a bachelor of science degree in zoology, with a business certificate, from the University of Wisconsin. Her experience is in human health and ecological risk assessment, water resource management, and renewable energy. Ms. Ryals’ current work focuses on environmental risk assessments and remedial investigations, including work on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. She has examined potential risks to both human and ecological receptors from contaminants in multiple environmental media using EPA and other regulatory agency-approved models. Additionally, Ms. Ryals provides support for field investigations, data management, and fate and transport modeling.
Ryder, Madeline: Arizona Water Supply: Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona (TWR #144)
Madeline Ryder was the Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Intern at the Water Resources Research Center when a senior at the University of Arizona. She graduated in December 2014 with a dual degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies. She is currently a graduate student seeking a Master’s in Development Practice at UA.
Salveson, Andrew: Reclaimed Water Treatment - Assessing Optimal Methods to Reduce Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens (TWR #101)
Andrew Salveson is an Associate Vice President and Water Reuse Chief Technologist for Carollo Engineers. Andy has led greater than $5 million in advanced technology research and development and oversees Carollo’s advanced wastewater treatment designs. Andy was named the 2007 WateReuse Association Person of the Year.
Sanneman, Carrie: Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations for Water Quality Trading in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #125)
Carrie Sanneman is a Project Manager for Willamette Partnership in Portland, Oregon, and their lead on water quality trading and market operations developing and managing protocols and standards in the Ecosystem Credit Accounting System, integrating new methods to quantify the environmental benefits of restoration, and managing the Partnership’s system for verifying ecosystem service credits. Carrie is also a lead and co-facilitator for regional and national processes to engage water quality stakeholders around options and best practices for water quality trading. Carrie holds an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School and Bachelors of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies from Iowa State University.
Schiff, Damien: Fish & Wildlife Agency Action: “Underground Regulation” Agency Rulemaking & the California Administrative Procedures Act (California Ass'n for Recreational Fishing v. Department of Fish & Wildlife) (TWR #133)
Damien Schiff of Alston & Bird LLP represents the successful appellant/petitioner in the CARF decision along with attorneys from Pacific Legal Foundation. Damien Schiff has over nine years of experience litigating cases concerning a variety of federal and state environmental and land use issues. In 2012, he argued and won Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency, a groundbreaking decision in which the US Supreme Court upheld the right of project applicants to challenge Clean Water Act compliance orders issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. For that victory, California Lawyer Magazine recognized Damien as an Attorney of the Year in Appellate Law. In addition to the Clean Water Act, Damien’s practice focuses on enforcement and permitting issues arising under the Endangered Species Act and the California Coastal Act. He has litigated or filed friend-of-the-court briefs in cases concerning the federal Clean Air Act, California Endangered Species Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Z’berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act, and Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act. Before joining the firm, Damien was a principal attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, a public interest organization committed to litigating pro bono for property rights.
Schneider, Janice: River Management & the Endangered Species Act: Missouri River Litigation (Navigation Versus Fish & Wildlife) - TWR #4
Janice Schneider is a senior associate with the firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. She previously worked for the federal government in the Solicitor's Office of the US Department of the Interior and in the US Department of Justice.
Schroeder, Laura A.: Klamath Adjudication Update: Administrative Phase Complete Judicial Review Beginning (TWR #111)
Laura Schroeder, JD, is a shareholder in Schroeder Law Offices, PC. Her practice includes: water rights acquisitions; sales; contracts; easements; well share and water delivery agreements; adjudications; permitting; extensions; transfers; certification; regulatory compliance; and litigation of water rights disputes before state administrative bodies as well as State and Federal trial and appellate courts. She also has extensive experience working with the US Bureau of Reclamation on behalf of her irrigation district clients in contract negotiations and title transfers. Her practice also addresses water quality issues including: development of conservation and water management plans; instream leases; reuse and recharge permitting; wetlands maintenance, creation and mitigation; water quality permitting; and storm drain permitting and use. Ms. Schroeder earned her BA in 1972 from the University of Oregon and her JD in 1987 from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College. She is admitted to practice law in State and Federal Courts in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Washington.
Scott, Peter: Aquifer Recharge and Storage: Ongoing Implementation Concerns (TWR #54)
Peter G. Scott is a water resource, energy and land use attorney, serving as regulatory and litigation counsel for government, private and corporate entities in all four major Columbia River Basin states. Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Geology cum laude from the University of Massachusetts and spent five years working as a hydrogeologist in Idaho and Montana. He received his JD with honors from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, then clerked for the Hon. Paul DeMuniz at the Oregon Supreme Court. Afterwards, Peter entered private practice in Spokane, Washington until January of 2007, when he joined Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman in Helena, Montana. Peter is a frequent speaker and has published numerous articles on water related topics.
Scurlock, Mary: Forest Service Legacy Roads: New Remediation Initiative Renews Focus (TWR #50)
Mary Scurlock is a senior policy analyst with Pacific Rivers Council in Portland, Oregon. Mary has extensive experience in natural resources law and policy. A native of northern Virginia, Mary is a Duke University graduate who received her law degree, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1989. After two years in private practice, specializing in land use and federal Clean Water law, Mary joined Pacific Rivers Council (then Oregon Rivers Council), in 1992. While at PRC, she has co-authored Entering the Watershed (Island Press, 1993), played a key role in PRC’s successful advocacy for appropriation of federal funds for watershed restoration under the Northwest Forest Plan, and worked for expansion of strong aquatic conservation policies to federal lands in the interior West. In recent years, Mary has focused on federal Endangered Species Act implementation through habitat conservation plans for native fishes and amphibians on industrial forestlands and the legal and policy imperatives supporting forest road remediation and removal.
Sensiba, Charles R.: Water Transfers and the CWA: Eleventh Circuit Upholds EPA Interpretation of Clean Water Act as Exempting Water Transfers from NPDES Requirements (TWR #65)
Balancing Resource Protection & Economic Development: Early Assessment of Emerging Water Policies in Obama Administration (TWR #66)
Hydropower Development - US Departments of Energy, the Interior, & the Army Assessing/Promoting Federal Hydropower Development (TWR #78)
Water Transfers and the CWA: Of Soup Ladles & Marbles - Federal Court Reinstates EPA’s Water Transfers Rule (TWR #157)
Chuck Sensiba is a partner with the law firm of Van Ness Feldman, LLP, in Washington DC. Chuck provides legal and strategic regulatory counsel to clients on the full spectrum of complex licensing, natural resources, and environmental issues related to hydropower development. With broad experience in matters under the Clean Water Act, Federal Power Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act, he represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, other federal and state regulatory agencies, Congress, and the US Courts of Appeal.
Shapiro, Julie: Climate Change and Water Rights: Impact of Earlier Spring Snowmelt on Water Rights and Administration (TWR #63)
Julie Shapiro is a former Research Assistant in the Natural Resources Law Center. University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Shepherd, Harold: Tribal Water Rights - Conference Covers Settlement, Commodification and Other Issues (TWR #35)
Harold Shepherd is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Center for Water Advocacy based in Grand Junction, Colorado, specializing in water rights, environmental and natural resources, Indian and public interest law. In May 2003, he started the Center, which is a non-profit legal services organization that works with Tribes on water issues. From 2000-2004, he worked as the Umatilla Basin Policy Analyst for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He has worked as an attorney and policy analyst for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington, the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho, and as water quality coordinator for the Columbia River InterTribal Fish Commission.
Sherman, Rebecca: Water Quality Standards & Hydropower Dams: Finding Concrete Solutions (TWR #45)
Rebecca Sherman worked for the Hydropower Reform Coalition as its Northwest Coordinator, based in Portland, Oregon from 2003 to 2007. The Coalition (www.hydroreform.org) is a consortium of over 130 river conservation and recreation organizations working to improve rivers by changing hydropower dam operations. The Coalition focuses exclusively on non-federal hydropower projects regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During Rebecca’s tenure, she spoke and published widely on the importance and restoration potential of reforming hydroelectric dams.
Shine, Scott: Drinking Water Rules Update (TWR #14)
Scott Shine is a Water Resources Planner with the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) and Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Participant in Eugene, Oregon.
Shipman, Taylor: Agricultural Water to Municipal Use: The Legal and Institutional Context for Voluntary Transactions in Arizona (TWR #58)
Taylor Shipman is a hydrogeologist and water resource economist with E.L. Montgomery & Associates in Tucson, Arizona. Taylor specializes in developing economic models to optimize groundwater and surface water management and assist with water supply planning for a wide range of clients. He received an MS degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Arizona, and a BS degree in Geology from Wheaton College.
Shomaker, John W.: New Mexico Water Markets: Buying, Selling and Leasing Water Rights (TWR #29)
New Mexico’s Interstate Aquifers: Are They in Danger of Depletion? (TWR #152)
John W. Shomaker, Ph.D., is President and a Principal Hydrogeologist of John Shomaker & Associates, Inc., in Albuquerque, NM. He has more than 50 years of professional experience in geological and hydrogeological studies in New Mexico and surrounding states. John holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from the University of New Mexico (1963, 1965), an M.A. in the liberal arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe (1984), and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in hydrogeology from the University of Birmingham, England (1985, 1995). He worked as a hydrologist for the US Geological Survey (1965-1969), and as a geologist for the (then) New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (1969-1973), before starting the consulting firm in 1973. Shomaker & Associates specializes in ground-water data collection and sampling, ground-water flow modeling, drilling technology and field supervision of well-drilling projects, water supply planning and water-rights issues. Dr. Shomaker has provided sworn testimony in 34 New Mexico State Engineer water-rights hearings, and in administrative hearings before the New Mexico Environment Department and Water Quality Control Commission, Oil Conservation Division, Mining and Minerals Division, and Interstate Stream Commission. He has testified in water matters before New Mexico State District Courts, and in interstate litigation before a US Supreme Court Special Master, and before county commissions and committees of the New Mexico Legislature.
Shrier, Dr. Cat: Aquifer Storage Recovery - Expanding Possibilities in the Western United States (TWR #8)
California Water Supply - Challenges and Solutions (TWR #59)
Water Reuse & Supply Sustainability: WateReuse Association and International Water Association (TWR #59)
Water Reuse to meet Future Water Supply Needs: NAS Study Begins (TWR #59)
Water Planning & Uncertainty: Colorado Perspectives - Update From the Colorado Water Congress' Annual Meeting (TWR #61)
ASR & UIC Programs: Aquifer Storage Recovery & EPA's Underground Injection Control Program - Report from EPA's "ASR Experts" Meeting (TWR #64)
Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway (TWR #66)
Aquifer Storage & Recovery; New Federal Initiatives - EPA to Develop Guidance (TWR #74)
Cat Shrier, Ph.D., P.G., has a broad background in public policy, hydrogeology, water planning and systems engineering. She has served as a Senior Water Resources Planner and Engineer with environmental consulting firms in Calgary, Denver, Raleigh, and Richmond. Cat also headed her own independent consulting practice to provide support on water resources regulatory interactions and public involvement on water resources management issues. Since 1984, Cat has worked with and for federal and state legislative offices and regulatory agencies in Washington, DC; New Jersey; Virginia; North Carolina; Colorado; and the Province of Alberta. Her work has involved conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water resources; environmental impact assessments; water and wastewater reuse; multicriteria decision analysis incorporating spatial analysis and knowledge bases; water and watershed planning programs; and water policy. Dr. Shrier served on the National Academy of Sciences Study Committee on Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water (e.g. Aquifer Storage Recovery, recharge basins), which published its report in January 2008.
Sibley, George: "Post-Appropriation" Water Management: Colorado's Water for the 21st Century Act (TWR #42):
George Sibley recently retired from Western State College of Colorado, on Colorado’s West Slope, where he had taught Journalism, Environmental and Regional Studies courses for the past two decades. He also ran the college’s Colorado Water Workshop for five years, and other regional conferences hosted by the college. Last year he was appointed to the board of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District. As a writer, his most recent book is “Dragons in Paradise” a collection of essays on life in post-urban mountain communities, and he is currently working on a book about the Colorado River and the “two Americas” it serves.
Sievers, LeRoy W.: Nebraska Water Changing - Drmatic Developments and the Spear T Ranch Case (TWR #21)
LeRoy W. Sievers has been a member of the law firm of Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP since 2000. His practice primarily focuses on natural resources litigation and water law. He graduated from Doane College with honors in 1970. He served three years in the US Army, spending two years at The White House. In 1975, he received a Masters Degree in management in Computer Science from The American University in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in December 1977. From 1984 to 1991, he worked at the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and represented the State in water resources, banking and appellate litigation. In 1991, LeRoy moved to the Nebraska Department of Water Resources, where he worked on a variety of water related issues. One of his primary responsibilities was the Nebraska v. Wyoming litigation before the US Supreme Court concerning the North Platte River.
Simmons, Paul: Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: A Convergence of Opportunity (TWR #49)
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminates Due To Lack of Timely Authorizing Legislation - What’s What & What’s Next (TWR #143)
Paul S. Simmons is an attorney and shareholder in the law firm of Somach, Simmons & Dunn in Sacramento, CA. The firm specializes in the areas of water, natural resources and environmental law, and represents clients throughout California, as well as in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. Mr. Simmons has represented numerous public agency and private clients in regulatory matters and litigation in connection with water rights, the Endangered Species Act, state and federal water quality laws, and other environmental matters. He represents Klamath Project contractors in the ongoing Klamath River adjudication. Additionally, he represents the Klamath Water Users Association in water rights and regulatory matters concerning the Klamath Project and in the negotiations related to the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Mr. Simmons is an honors graduate of both Grinnell College and the Cornell Law School, and is admitted to the bars of New York, California, and Oregon.
Singarella, Paul N.: Regulating Urban Runoff: Stormwater Issues (TWR #17)
Paul Singarella has worked on water quality issues for 25 years, with experience across the country in both state and federal courts and numerous local state and federal agencies. He practices law with in the office of Latham & Watkins, LLP in Orange County, California.
Slack, Kim: Low Impact Stormwater Retrofit: Port Converts Standard Bioswale to Bioretention to Meet Water Quality Goals (TWR #96)
Kim Slack, P.E. is a civil/environmental engineer with the Portland office of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm. She is experienced in the design of stormwater treatment, detention, and retention systems. She received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Montana State University and is a registered engineer in the State of Oregon.
Slaughter, Richard A.: Northwest Water Marketing: Re-Allocating Water in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)
Richard Slaughter is an international economic and public policy consultant, Director of the Boise Committee on Foreign Relations, and co-founder and vice-president of the American Committees on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC. He was previously Chief Economist of the State of Idaho (1976-84), and Director of the Martin Institute at the University of Idaho (19962000). He has consulted privately since 1984. His current work is focused on adaptation to climate change, primarily with regard to institutional support for natural resource use and transfers, for the Climate Impacts Group of the University of Washington. Slaughter holds a BA from the University of Idaho, and MA and Ph.D. degrees in International Politics from the University of Denver. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and serves on the boards of the Martin Institute at the University of Idaho, the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University, and the American Committees on Foreign Relations. Related publications include work on third world economic development in The National Interest (2002) and on water transfers in The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (2007, 2009).
Sledge, Brian L.: Texas Water Law Litigation (TWR #76)
Texas Water Law: Litigation & Legislative Update (TWR #123)
Brian Sledge is the managing partner at Sledge Fancher, PLLC. He focuses primarily on legislative, water, environmental, utilities, and municipal law. Because of his extensive work experience as a lobbyist, water lawyer, attorney for the Texas Legislature, and research director for the Texas Water Development Board, Brian is perhaps most well-known for his work on water policy issues at the Texas Capitol, where his counsel is frequently sought as an architect of much of the Texas’ current water planning, regulatory, and water infrastructure financing statutes.
Small, Gary G.: Reclaimed Water Management: Using Vadose Zone Recharge Wells - The Arizona Experience (TWR #74)
Gary Small, President and Principal of HydroSystems, Inc. (HSI), also located in Phoenix, Arizona, has more than 30 years experience in conducting hydrogeological programs involving groundwater development, water supply assessment and implementing successful recharge projects in Arizona and the Southwest. HSI is a 15-year old firm specializing in groundwater management and water recharge solutions.
Smesrud, Jason: Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits for Water Quality Trading (TWR #52)
Jason Smesrud, PE, CWRE, CPSS, has over 10 years of experience in irrigation and drainage engineering with a focus on irrigation water management and engineering soil/plant systems for wastewater reuse, natural treatment systems, phytoremediation and native plant restoration. This experience includes work with clients across the US on all phases of permitting, modeling, design, construction and monitoring. Jason also serves as CH2M HILL’s global technology leader for Agricultural Services. Mr. Smesrud received an MS in Bioresource Engineering from Oregon State University and a BS in Soil Science, Evergreen State College. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in Oregon, a Certified Water Rights Examiner, and a Certified Professional Soil Scientist.
Smith, Duane: Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement (TWR #154)
Duane Smith, considered one of the Oklahoma’s foremost water advisors, specializes in regional and tribal water planning and works to empower the decision-making authority of local water use stakeholders in ensuring the attainment of economic development goals. Serving as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for 13 years, he possesses unique experience in the administration of Oklahoma water law and implementation of state and federal water management, planning and financing programs. As lead consultant for Duane Smith and Associates, Mr. Smith has provided direction and facilitated development of various regional and Tribal water planning efforts in Oklahoma. He oversees a diverse planning team that provides uniquely varied skills and experience in the areas of water supply planning, engineering, hydrology, monitoring, dispute resolution, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, meteorology and climatology, environmental science, financing and funding programs, state and federal water policy and legislation, water law and rights administration, media and public relations, technical writing, and publications and graphics development.
Smith, MaryLou: Land Use & Water Supply Planning: Integrated Planning Symposium Emphasizes New Approach (TWR #69)
Multi-Sector Water Sharing (Agricultural - Urban - Environmental): Innovative Strategies for the Colorado River Basin & the West (TWR #88)
"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns (TWR #147)
MaryLou Smith is the Policy and Collaboration Specialist with the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Prior to her position with the Institute, MaryLou was Vice President of Aqua Engineering, Inc. in Fort Collins, Colorado. She works with stakeholder groups throughout the West to facilitate dialogue about complex water policy issues.
Smith, Michelle: Municipal Water Rights: Recent Rulings in Washington & Oregon (TWR #133)
Restoration as Compliance: Watershed Restoration as a Regulatory Compliance Tool (TWR #158)
Michelle Smith practices environmental law in the Portland, Oregon office of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP. She earned her J.D., and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Lewis and Clark Law School. Prior to joining Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, she clerked for the Honorable Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court and worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Oregon Department of Justice.
Smith, Ryan: Indian Water Settlements: Outlook for the 112th Congress and Beyond (TWR #90)
Tribal Claims to the Colorado River (TWR #109)
Tribal Water Leasing: Federal Tribal Land Leasing Laws Should Be Extended to Tribal Water Leases (TWR #125)
Ryan Smith is Of Counsel with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Washington, DC, where his practice focuses on water law, natural resources litigation, endangered species law, Indian water settlements, and government relations. Mr. Smith previously served as a senior legislative advisor to US Senate Minority Whip, Jon Kyl (R-AZ), on tribal and natural resources issues, including water. Prior to joining Senator Kyl’s staff, Ryan was Deputy Counsel for the Arizona Department of Water Resources. There, he represented the State of Arizona in connection with Indian water settlements, Colorado River issues, and surface and groundwater management. Mr. Smith received his undergraduate and law degrees from Arizona State University.
Smith, Zach: Instream Flow Leasing in Colorado (TWR #121)
Zach Smith has been the Colorado Water Trust’s staff attorney since 2010. After college, he did a stint as a reporter in the newspaper business, writing for such publications as High Country News and the Santa Fe Reporter. A Denver native, Zach enrolled at University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2006 and focused on environmental and water law. During school, he interned with Denver Water and the Natural Resources and Environment Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. After graduation, Zach worked briefly as a water policy analyst for a San Diego City Council member before coming back to Denver to work at the Trust.
Soscia, Mary Lou: Oregon Water Quality Standards: National Model for Fisheries (TWR #2)
Columbia River Toxics: EPA’s Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics (TWR #58)
Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction: Action Plan in Effect (TWR #84)
Mary Lou Soscia currently serves as the Columbia River Coordinator for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10. In this role, she is currently leading the development of the Columbia River Toxics Reduction Strategy. She also represents EPA in the discussions on the role of the Clean Water Act in Federal Columbia River Power System decisions. Ms. Soscia has had thirty years of experience with state, federal, and tribal government specializing in watershed and river management issues. While on EPA assignments in 1993-1997, Ms. Soscia served as the coordinator of the Tribal Watershed Program for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and as the manager of the Oregon Watershed Health Program. Working for EPA in Washington, DC, Ms. Soscia helped develop and establish EPA’s National Estuary Program, a collaborative effort to restore US estuaries. Ms. Soscia has also worked for the States of Maryland and Wyoming. Ms. Soscia has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Maryland.
Spain, Glenn: The Endangered Species Act, Salmon & Western Water Law (TWR #1); Klamath: The Forgotten Basin? (TWR #34)
Klamath Settlement Agreements: Charting a New Direction (TWR #70)
Klamath Settlement Agreements: Part II (TWR #71)
Glenn Spain is the Northwest Regional Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA), the west coast's largest trade association of commercial fishing families, as well as Program Director of PCFFA's affilate conservation organization, the Institute for Fisheries Resources.
Spaletta, Jennifer: Conjunctive Use in California's Central Valley: Mixed Results After Decades of Groundwater Banking (TWR #111)
Jennifer Spaletta practices water and environmental law in Lodi, California, with Spaletta Law, PC. She has worked on groundwater and conjunctive use issues for the last fi fteen years with entities in Kern and San Joaquin Counties and other areas of the state. Spaletta’s practice also involves obtaining and defending water rights, water quality regulation, water and endangered species related litigation and real estate transactions.
Spencer, John: Use Attainability Analysis: Friend or Foe? (TWR #27)
John Spencer is a Vice President at CH2M HILL’s Northwest Region, Bellevue WA Office. He was previously Director of Seattle Metro and prior to that was Deputy Director and Director of the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Stark, John D.: The Washington Stormwater Center: Stormwater Assistance (TWR #99)
John Stark is the Director of the Washington State University, Puyallup Research and Extension Center. John is also the Co-Director of the Washington Stormwater Center and a member of the Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel. Additionally, John is a Professor and runs the Ecotoxicology Program at WSU. John’s research deals with protection of endangered species and ecological risk assessment of pollutants with particular emphasis on the effects of pesticides and pesticide mixtures on salmon and their food. Recent projects involve determination of the effects of polluted stormwater runoff on salmon and invertebrate health. John has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, numerous book chapters, and a book on ecological risk assessment entitled “Demographic Toxicity: Methods in Ecological Risk Assessment.”
Staudenmaier, L. William: Arizona Groundwater Law (TWR #33: November 15, 2006)
Bill Staudenmaier is now practicing law with the firm of Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to that he was associated with the firm of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, beginning in 1998. Mr. Staudenmaier’s water law practice involves general stream adjudications, participation in negotiations for settlement of Indian water right claims, negotiation of contracts and leases for transfer of water and water rights, obtaining permits and approvals from state and federal regulatory agencies, and work concerning state and federal water resources legislation. Mr. Staudenmaier’s environmental practice includes compliance counseling regarding state and federal hazardous and solid waste laws, legal advice concerning environmental release reporting and remediation requirements, due diligence counseling on environmental issues associated with real estate transactions, and legal advice concerning Aquifer Protection Permit and Clean Water Act issues. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in Forestry and Soil Science, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Bill was a Senior Attorney for Arizona Public Service Company from 1992 to 1998; Deputy Counsel for the Arizona Department of Water Resources from 1990 to 1992; an associate at Streich, Lang, Weeks & Cardon from 1988 to 1989 and law clerk to Judge Richard P. Matsch of the Federal District Court, District of Colorado, from 1987 to 1988.
Stay, Alan C.: Treaty Tribes & Hatcheries (TWR #99)
Alan Stay has served as a member of the Office of the Tribal Attorney of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe since 1998. Alan was one of the Tribal co-lead attorneys on the Culvert Case. He works primarily on hunting and fishing, natural resources, housing and education matters. He has served as a member of the Office of the Reservation Attorney for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, as Reservation Attorney for the Suquamish Tribe, and also represented various Tribes as a legal services attorney from 1974 through 1983.
Steding, Douglas J.: Wood Waste & Water: Washington State's New Wood Waste Cleanup Push (TWR #39)
Douglas J. Steding is an associate in the Resources, Development and the Environment practice group at Stoel Rives LLP’s Seattle office. He focuses on environmental compliance, including issues related to contaminated sediments and aquatic cleanup, with a particular emphasis on Washington State’s Model Toxics Control Act, and the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. In addition to his law degree, Doug holds a Ph.D. in geochemistry. Prior to law school, Doug’s scientific career included research on fate and transport of metals in aquatic systems, and the atmospheric chemistry and transport of mercury.
Stein, Jay: Rio Grande Compact Suit Update: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado (TWR #151)
Jay F. Stein is a shareholder in the firm of Stein & Brockmann, P.A.,located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mr. Stein has practiced water law since serving as an Assistant Attorney General with the New Mexico State Engineer Office and Interstate Stream Commission. Presently his practice is focused on water rights acquisitions and adjudications for the Albuquerque- Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Las Cruces, Espanola, and Gallup as well as representing national and international corporations, developers, and farming, ranching, and private interests. He is a New Mexico Board Certified Specialist in water law who speaks frequently on water resource issues.located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Stelting, Neal: Water Right Donations - Could the Federal Tax Code Help Save Our Streams? (TWR #7)
Neal Stelting is a market associate and in-house counsel for WestWater Research, a water marketing and consulting firm. Stelting holds a biology degree from Northeastern State University (Oklahoma) and a law degree from the University of Wyoming.
Stermitz, Mark L.: Columbia River Hydrosystem BiOp: 9th Circuit Upholds Rejection of 2004 BiOp (TWR #40)
CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact (TWR #114)
Mark Stermitz is a Partner and leads Crowley Fleck’s Environmental Practice Group. Mark provides experienced counsel and representation in projects or lawsuits involving federal and state environmental laws such as water quality, air quality, facility siting, endangered species, migratory birds, and site contamination. Mark also maintains an active civil litigation practice. Before joining Crowley Fleck, Mark was with the prominent Los Angeles entertainment and litigation firm Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, LLP. His previous experience includes serving as a trial attorney with the Environment and Natural Resource Division of the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Mark was also in-house counsel for the Port of Portland (Oregon). He is licensed to practice
Stomp III, John M.: Albuquerque’s Water Resources Management: integrated Strategy Meets Area Challenges (TWR #121)
John stomp is the Chief Operating Officer for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. In that capacity, he is responsible for managing the operations of the Plant, Field, Compliance and the Water Resources, Engineering and Planning Divisions. More specifically, his responsibilities consists of managing the operations to provide 95 million gallons of drinking water, treating 55 million gallons per day of wastewater, and providing five million gallons per day of non-potable reuse water for more than 600,000 residents in the metropolitan area. Mr. Stomp is a native New Mexican and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is also a registered professional Engineer in New Mexico and is certified as a Level III Water and Wastewater Operator.
Strecker, Eric: Stormwater Management (TWR #6); San Diego Creek's Natural Treatment Stormwater Management System (TWR #18)
International Stormwater BMP Database Update (TWR #45)
Stormwater Retention On Site: An Analysis of Feasibility and Desirability (TWR #65)
Stormwater & Sediment Contamination: Minimizing Potential Sediment Recontamination & Associated Liability (TWR #72)
Stormwater and TMDL Allocations: EPA Recommends Stormwater Permit Numeric Wasteload Allocations (TWR #85)
Eric W. Strecker, P.E. is a Principal and Water Resources Practice Leader with GeoSyntec Consultants in Portland, Oregon. He has over 20 years of stormwater management experience, including national level applied research efforts for EPA, FHWA, WERF, and NCHRP as well as state and local stormwater management, design and research projects throughout the western United States. Mr. Strecker has become a recognized authority in the area of non-point source and stormwater management, especially in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of the effectiveness of BMPs (see TWR #6) and integrated stormwater master planning. He is by training a Water Resources Engineer and Fisheries Biologist with undergraduate degrees in both from Humboldt State University and a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Washington. He has spent the last 15 years of his career assisting Federal, State, and local government clients in conducting stormwater research and monitoring projects and developing and implementing stormwater management plans.
Strong, J.D.: Drought-Proofing Oklahoma (TWR #136)
J. D. Strong was named Executive Director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) in October 2010. He previously served as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Environment, where he coordinated activities of the Environmental Cabinet, including the Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Board, and Department of Wildlife Conservation. Under Strong’s leadership, the OWRB updated the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, a 50-year water supply assessment and policy strategy to meet Oklahoma’s future water needs. Strong represents Oklahoma on the Western States Water Council and Chairs its Water Quality Committee, and also serves as Oklahoma’s Commissioner on four Congressionally-approved interstate water Compact Commissions.
Sturkie, Casandra: River Management & the Endangered Species Act: Missouri River Litigation - Navigation Versus Fish & Wildlife (TWR #4)
Cassandra Sturkie is an associate with the firm of Latham & Wadkins in their Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Sturkie received her J.D. from Duke University and practices environmental, land use and natural resources law.
Swanson, Bill: Water Storage in California: Decision Time for New Water Storage is Fast Approaching (TWR #150)
Bill Swanson, P.E., serves as the Global Practice Leader for Water Resources for MWH, now part of Stantec. He has supported the US Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers, and many local water agencies in California in the evaluation of water storage, both surface water and groundwater. He leads inter-disciplinary teams in evaluating proposed changes to water management systems, including modified operations and new infrastructure to achieve multiple objectives, such as increased water supply reliability, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, hydropower generation, and recreation. Recently, he directed the consulting team in the evaluation of Temperance Flat Reservoir and provided review and strategic advice in the evaluation of enlarging Shasta and Los Vaqueros reservoirs. He also led the consulting team in preparing the San Joaquin River Restoration Program EIS/EIR, which addressed actions to re-establish naturally-producing and selfsustaining salmon in the San Joaquin River downstream from Friant Dam. Bill is located in northern California in the MWH Walnut Creek and Sacramento offices and is a registered professional engineer in California and Texas.
Swanson, Kaola: Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program (TWR #158)
Kaola Swanson manages key analysis tasks for quantified conservation actions and water quality trading programs for The Freshwater Trust. Her research includes policy analysis, program feasibility evaluation, and conservation prioritization. Kaola identifies potential for new credit markets, develops protocols for conservation actions, and evaluates TMDL programs, NPDES permits, and water quality trading program design. Her experience includes landscape ecology, forest ecology, ecosystem service valuation, and environmental education and outreach.
Swenson, Marisa: Balancing Resource Protection & Economic Development: An Early Assessment of Emerging Water Policies in the Obama Administration (TWR #66)
Marisa Swenson attends American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC and expects to graduate in May 2010. Prior to law school, she graduated from Princeton University with a History degree. She worked as a Summer Associate at Van Ness Feldman in 2009.
Swift, Brett: Water Quality Standards & Hydropower Dams: Finding Concrete Solutions (TWR #45)
Brett Swift serves as Deputy Director of American Rivers Northwest Regional office. She works primarily on FERC hydropower relicensings in the states of Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Prior to joining American Rivers, Brett worked as a research attorney, then assistant director at the Northwest Water Law and Policy Project, at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She earned a B.A. in History at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and she earned her law degree at the University of Colorado.
Tarlock, Dan: Water and Western Growth (TWR #43)
Dan Tarlock is Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the program in Environmental and Energy Law program at ChicagoKent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He appreciates the research assistance provided by Vincent Rivera. Professor Tarlock, who joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 1981, is an internationally recognized expert in environmental law and the law of land and water use. He has published a treatise, Law of Water Rights and Resources, and is a co-author of four casebooks, Water Resource Management, Environmental Law, Land Use Controls, and Environmental Protection: Law and Policy. Professor Tarlock is a frequent consultant to local, state, federal and international agencies, private groups and law firms, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. From 1989 to 1992 he was the chair of a National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council committee to study water management in the western United States. In 1996-97 he was the principle report writer for the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Committee. Professor Tarlock received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Stanford University and is currently one of three United States special legal advisors to the NAFTA Commission on Environmental Cooperation. He teaches courses in land use, property, energy and natural resource law, environmental policy, and international environmental law.
Taylor, Melinda: The Aransas Project v. Shaw: Does Texas Water Law Provide Enough Water for Whooping Cranes? (TWR #110)
Melinda Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law at the University of Texas School of Law. At the law school, she teaches courses on environmental law and oversees the Center, which launched in the Fall of 2009. Prior to joining the faculty of the Law School in 2005, Taylor was the Director of the Ecosystem Restoration Program for the Environmental Defense Fund. Taylor was a partner at the law fi rm Henry, Lowerre, Kelly & Taylor from 1991-1993. She served as Deputy General Counsel of the National Audubon Society from 1988-1991. At Audubon, she was responsible for managing the organization’s litigation docket and supervising a project aimed at reducing pollution from oil and gas drilling. She was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington, DC from 1986-1988, where she specialized in energy and environmental law. Taylor graduated from the University of Texas Schoolof Law in 1986. She also holds a B.A. from the University (Plan II, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) (1983).
Taylor, Sean: Federal Water Policy: Emerging Water Policies and the Trump Administration (TWR #157)
Sean Taylor is Senior Director for Governmental Issues at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington DC. Sean has over a decade of experience representing municipalities and local governments on water infrastructure, federal regulations, public lands issues, and a variety of appropriations matters. He has developed comprehensive campaign plans that have resulted in the successful authorization of infrastructure project initiatives for communities throughout the country. Sean builds, maintains and strengthens bipartisan relationships with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Administration officials, political and public policy organizations, trade associations, coalitions, and industry lobbyists on behalf of Van Ness Feldman clients. Sean began his career in the United States Senate working for Senator Connie Mack of Florida and Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, before serving as a Natural Resources Policy Analyst to Governor Jeb Bush of Florida. As Governor Bush’s lead staffer in Washington DC, Sean gained considerable experience developing regional and national coalitions to help mold national energy legislation, influence ocean policy, and expand aquatic ecosystem restoration, and land & water conservation programs for the states.
Teton, Elese: Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management (TWR #149)
Elese Teton is the Director of the Tribal Water Resources Department, joining the Department in 1998 as the first permanent Tribal Water Engineer. Ms. Teton has overseen much of the growth and development of the Department, and supervises all aspects of the Department. She is a registered environmental engineer and an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Thabault, Michael G.: The Role of Science in the ESA: Balancing the Needs of Protected Species (TWR #9)
Michael Thabault is a Water Consultation Biologist with the Headquarters office of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) with 17 years of Federal service. He has worked on Western water issues since 1990, first, while with NOAA Fisheries and subsequently with USFWS. He has been actively involved with CalFED Bay-Delta Program activities since its inception and most recently with issues involving the operation and management of the Missouri River. He has a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Oregon.
Thalacker, Pamela: Endangered Fish Reintroduction: Collaboration Trumps Conflict at Whychus Creek (TWR #101)
Pamela Thalacker, with her husband Marc, moved to their ranch in Central Oregon in 1988. They quickly became involved in their irrigation district and as volunteers performed a remapping of the District under Oregon House Bill 3111, which re-adjudicated the District water rights. From there, she was elected to the District’s Board of Directors and served as President for several years. When Marc was hired as District manager in 1997, she retired from the Board of Directors, but remained involved in the District as a volunteer. In 2011 she was appointed Hydro Project Coordinator for the hydropower plant that Three Sisters Irrigation District plans to put online in 2013.
Thiele, Steven J.: Wood Waste & Water: Washington State's New Wood Waste Cleanup Push (TWR #39)
Steven J. Thiele practices in the Resources, Development and Environment practice group at Stoel Rives LLP’s Seattle office. He focuses on hazardous waste, land use and environmental issues for both public and private interests. As the former chief toxics cleanup attorney for the Washington State Attorney General’s office Ecology Division, Steve advised Ecology in the drafting of revised regulations governing the cleanup of hazardous waste and represented Ecology on numerous sites involving contaminated sediments. Steve is a frequent speaker on sediment cleanup issues and the Puget Sound Initiative.
Thomas, Scott: Nutrient Numeric Endpoints: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time? (TWR #42)
Nutrient Numeric Endpoint Development (TWR #45)
Water Reuse Planning - Graphical Tools to Clarify Decisions: A Water Reuse Case Study (TWR #51)
California's Freshwater Nutrient Numeric Endpoint (NNE) Approach: Re-evaluating the Santa Margarita River Case Study (TWR #115)
Measuring Water Resource Resilience (TWR #132)
Scott Thomas is a Supervising Environmental Scientist with Stetson Engineers and Adjunct Professor with the Desert Research Institute and the University of Denver. He specializes in resilience assessment, adaptive management, watershed planning, environmental planning and permitting, and water quality. His research interests include methods to improve the effectiveness of institutional and collaborative natural resource management. Dr. Thomas has served as an environmental manager and Director of Water Resources for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. His consulting and research are informed in part by practical experience gained during service in various capacities in Santa Margarita River (California) watershed groups. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Biology and Public Policy from George Mason University, an MA in Business and Management from Webster University, and a BA in History from Hampden-Sydney College. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004.
Thomas, Paul: Selling Water Rights by Live Auction: Solving the Pricing Dilemma (TWR #57)
Paul Thomas is a principal with Northwest Auctions in Seattle. Northwest Auctions conducts live auctions of commercial and residential real estate and related assets such as water rights throughout Washington.
Thompson, Barton "Buzz": Sustainable Water Use: Invisioning a Sustainable Water Future for the American West (TWR #87)
Barton “Buzz” Thompson is the Perry L. McCarty Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University and the Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law at Stanford Law School. He is a co-author of Legal Control of Water Resources (4th ed. 2006). He also is Special Master in Montana v. Wyoming and a member of the Science Advisory Board for the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Timmon, Daniel: Klamath Adjudication - The Judicial Phase Begins: New Era in Oregon's Contentious Water History (TWR #113)
Daniel Timmon’s practice with Marten Law PLLC in Portland, Oregon focuses on environmental permitting and compliance, energy, and natural resources litigation. He brings a strong scientific background to his legal work, and has particular experience with water resources allocation and water quality issues. Daniel earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School, where he was Associate Editor of Environmental Law, a fi nalist at the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, and a member of the Cornelius Honor Society. He received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Columbia University, and his Master’s of Science with Distinction in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Northern Arizona University. Prior to entering law school, Daniel worked as a Water Resources Specialist in both government and the private sector, addressing complex water resource allocation issues in Arizona.
Trejo, Deborah Clarke: The Rule of Capture and the Edwards Aquifer Adjudication (TWR #1)
Texas Water Law: An Update on Recent Legislation and Case Law (TWR #49)
Groundwater Regulation & "Takings" in Texas (TWR #119)
Deborah Trejo is a partner in the El Paso and Austin-based law firm of Kemp Smith LLP and is a part of the firm’s Environmental, Water and Public Law Department. She concentrates her practice on representing groundwater districts, municipalities, private companies and individuals in environmental, water and administrative matters. She is also an adjunct professor in the Aquatic Resources Graduate Program at Texas State University. Prior to joining Kemp Smith, Deborah was an Assistant District Attorney for Cameron County, Texas. Deborah attended Tulane University Law School and Reed College. Ms. Trejo currently assists Darcy Frownfelfter in representing the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
Tuholske, Jack R.: Stream Access Decision: When Is a Stream a Stream, Water Natural, and Property Private? (TWR #59)
Coalbed Methane Produced Groundwater: A Survey of Western Water Law Regulation (TWR #77: July 15, 2010)
Jack Tuholske has been a solo private practitioner in Montana for 23 years, with an emphasis in a wide variety of natural resource and
Tupper, James: Washington Stormwater Regulation: State General Industrial Stormwater Permits At Issue (TWR #32)
James Tupper practices land use and environmental law, with an emphasis on permitting complex projects involving water quality, stormwater regulation, water resources and hazardous waste contamination. Prior to joining Mentor Law Group, James served two terms on the Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shorelines Hearings Board. James is recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics magazine.
Tuthill, Jr., Dave: Conjunctive Management in Idaho: Public-Private Partnerships & Conjunctive Management of Surface & Ground Water (TWR #108)
Managed Aquifer Recharge - Part II: Legal Issues in the Western United States (TWR #129)
Managed Aquifer Recharge - Benefits of Public-Private Partnership (TWR #130)
Dave Tuthill is the founder of Idaho Water Engineering, LLC. This Idaho company presently includes more than a dozen technical professionals, each of whom have a minimum of 30 years of experience in their respective disciplines. Dave worked for the Idaho Department of Water Resources from 1976 through his retirement from the State of Idaho in 2009. During the period from January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009, he had the privilege of serving as Director of the agency. Dave earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from Colorado State University in 1974, a M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho in 2002. He retired from the Engineer Branch of the U.S. Army Reserve as a Colonel in 2004.
Urbonas, Ben: Stormwater Management (TWR #6)
Ben R. Urbonas, P.E,. has over 40 years of experience, including over 25 years with the Denver Urban Drainage and Flood Control District. He is currently the Chief, Master Planning and South Platte River Programs. He has completed or overseen over 110 stormwater master plans and has published extensively on stormwater management.
Udall, Brad: Global Warming, The Hydrologic Cycle and Water Management (TWR #28)
Brad Udall is the Director of the Western Water Assessment (WWA) at the University of Colorado. He has an engineering degree from Stanford and an MBA from Colorado State University and was formerly a principal at Hydrosphere Resource Consultants. The Western Water Assessment is a NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funded project designed to assist water managers utilize scientifically generated climate information on all time scales from tree-ring based streamflow reconstructions, to El Nino based seasonal forecasts, to climate change studies. WWA focuses on the Intermountain West and has a special interest on Colorado River issues.
Vakoc, Misha: Municipal Stormwater: An Overview of Current Regulation and Management (TWR #40)
Misha Vakoc is the Stormwater Program Coordinator with the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Office of Water and Watersheds in Seattle, WA. She is responsible for overseeing the development of NPDES stormwater programs throughout EPA Region 10.
Vance, Brian R.: Oklahoma State - Tribal Settlement: Persistence & Shared Principles Result in Historic Water Agreement (TWR #154)
Brian R. Vance, has a B.A. in Journalism and worked for 29 years for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board as both a water planner and the agency’s Communications Director. Mr. Vance was the lead author of the Northwest Oklahoma Water Action Plan report and the recent update of the Southwest Oklahoma Water Action Plan. He is currently assisting in implementation of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Regional Water Plan. Throughout his career at the OWRB, he wrote, edited, developed, and organized numerous high-profile and award-winning technical and promotional publications including the Oklahoma Water Atlas, Lakes of Oklahoma, and the 2012 Update of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan as well as countless press releases, reports, water policy summaries, presentations and related materials. Specializing in making technical information accessible to the common citizen, Mr. Vance manages Write Stuff, a writing, messaging and publications development business.
Vanderford, Kenneth J.: Recycling Wastewater By-Products: BioCycle Farm & Poplars (TWR #19)
Ken Vanderford has worked in the wastewater treatment field for 23 years including 17 years in biosolids management. Ken is the current chair the Biosolids Committee for Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies and Co-Chair of the Research and Demonstration Committee for the Northwest Biosolids Management Association. Ken is currently the Residuals Supervisor for the City of Eugene, Oregon.
Van Ligten, Travis: Finding “New Water” in California: Seminar Review & Commentary (TWR #144)
Travis Van ligten is an associate in the Government and Regulatory Section of Rutan & Tucker, LLP where he specializes in a wide range of litigation and transactional matters relating to both public and private clients. Additionally, Van Ligten provides advice to both private and public clients on a wide range of environmental and land use issues. Travis earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2014. While at Penn, he acted as a legal extern for the EPA in their Philadelphia office working on a variety of environmental and regulatory matters.
Van Zandt, Michael: Takings, Water Rights and the 5th Amendment (TWR #6)
Michael Van Zandt is a partner with the law firm of McQuaid Bedford & Van Zandt in San Francisco and practices in the areas of Fifth Amendment Takings, environmental, natural resources and land use law. He is one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs in Hage v. U.S. before the US Court of Federal Claims.
Varney, Robert W.: Residual Designation Authority - New Applications of Seldom-Used Clean Water Act Regulatory Tool (TWR #71)
Bob Varney is a former EPA New England Regional Administrator who joined Normandeau Associates as Senior Vice President in 2009. He was the long-serving regional administrator and top environmental offi cial in New England and is recognized for instituting many innovative approaches and policy initiatives that have served as national models. Prior to EPA, Bob was the state environmental commissioner in New Hampshire where he was appointed by three governors of both political parties over 12 years. With a master’s degree in urban planning, he also has served as director of the state’s planning office and two regional planning commissions. Bob is widely recognized as a leader and innovator in stormwater management, and has been a speaker at numerous stormwater-related conferences across the country, including the Pacific Northwest. Normandeau Associates is an environmental consulting firm with 14 offices in 10 states, including three in the state of Washington.
Vizzini, Dan: Portland's Stormwater Marketplace (TWR #55)
Municipal Stormwater Management: The New Normal - Stormwater Management & Watershed Restoration in Portland, Oregon (TWR #84)
Dan Vizzini is a principal financial analyst for the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, with primary assignments involving financial, legislative, intergovernmental, interagency, and public policy matters. He was the Bureau’s project manager for the Stormwater Marketplace Project, and continues to serve as the Bureau’s liaison to the Willamette Partnership ecosystem credit trading initiative, and the Portland Small Business Advisory Council. Dan also serves as a technical advisor to the Portland Sustainability Institute EcoDistricts Initiative. Current projects include an investigation into policies governing decentralized, natural wastewater treatment systems. In addition to a career in public service, Dan has served on the City Council for the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and served for nearly ten years on the Lake Oswego Planning Commission. Dan was born and raised in New Jersey. He earned a BA in Economics from Boston University in 1976, and moved to Oregon with his wife in 1979.
Vogel, Dave: Klamath Fishery Science: Controversy in the Klamath River Basin; Response to Hardy Article (TWR #11)
Dave Vogel is a Senior Fisheries Scientist with Natural Resources Scientistss, Inc. in Red Bluff, California. He has a BS in Biology and a MS in Natural Resources. Mr. Vogel has 30 years of experience which includes one year with NOAA Fisheries and 14 years with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He is a scientific consultant on fishery research and management projects for state and federal agencies, Indian tribes, municipalities, and water districts. He has worked on west coast salmon issues for 25 years.
Von Seggern, Dan: Living Within Our Water Means: Protecting Instream Resources in Washington (TWR #145)
Two Wrongs Don't Make a Water Right: Washington’s Waters are Already Over-Allocated - Use of a “Values-based” Impairment Standard Would Create Further Problems (TWR #146)
Dan Von Seggern is a staff attorney at the Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP), working on legal matters involving instream flows, water quality, and water policy advocacy. After graduating from the University of Washington Law School in 2007, he worked as a public defender and in civil litigation, joining CELP in 2015. Prior to his legal career, Dan spent 20 years working in chemistry, molecular biology, and gene therapy. Dan is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Votteler, Todd H. : Resolving ESA-Water Conflicts: The Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (TWR #58)
Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Resolution to Over 50 years of Water Dispute (TWR #124)
Texas Surface Water and Whooping Crane Dispute: From Litigation to Collaboration (TWR #160)
Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D. is the Executive Manager of Resource Policy & Stewardship for the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority. In addition, Votteler is the Editor in Chief of the Texas Water Journal. He is also President of Collaborative Water Resolution, LLC (www.waterdisputes.org). Votteler served as the Federal Special Master for the Endangered Species Act litigation, Sierra Club v. San Antonio. Previously, Votteler was the Federal Court Monitor’s assistant during Sierra Club v. Babbitt. Votteler has a B.S. in Natural Resources from The University of the South, a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Geography from Texas State University.
Walston, Roderick: Supreme Court Decides Wetlands Cases Rapanos & Carabell (TWR #30)
Takings & Water Rights - Applicability of the Takings Clause to Water Rights Regulations: Recent Developments in the Federal Circuit (TWR #93)
Public Trust Doctrine & Water Rights (The Walker River Case): Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Water Rights Established in Judicial Decrees? (TWR #157)
Roderick E. Walston practices law with Best Best & Krieger LLP, of Walnut Creek, California. He has served as Acting Solicitor and Deputy Solicitor of the US Department of the Interior; as California’s Chief Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Public Rights Division; and as General Counsel for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. As a California Deputy Attorney General, he argued many major water law cases in the US Supreme Court. He wrote an amicus brief on behalf of major water interests, and the States of Alaska and Utah, in the Rapanos and Carabell cases.
Wang, Andy: Federal Endangered Species Act Decisions: The Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case (TWR #126)
Andy Wang is a summer associate at Wiley Rein’s Washington, DC office, having recently completed his second year at Harvard Law School, where he is Senior Articles Editor of the Harvard National Security Journal, President of the Harvard National Security Law Association, and a semifinalist in Harvard’s Ames Moot Court Competition. Andy has accepted a clerkship position with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals following law school.
Waskom, Reagan M.: South Platte Basin Well Management: Colorado Options Analysis (TWR #122)
"Use It or Lose It" in Colorado Water Law: Understanding Conservation Concerns (TWR #147)
Reagan Waskom currently serves as the Director of the Colorado Water Institute and the Chair of the Colorado State University Water Center. Dr. Waskom is a member of the Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at CSU, where he has worked on various water related research and outreach programs for the past 27 years, conducting statewide educational and applied research programs on water quality, water quantity, water policy, and natural resource issues related to water use. Dr. Waskom’s current research emphasis is on the integrated use of surface and groundwater in the South Platte Basin, the impacts of shale gas development on water resources, and agricultural water conservation in the Colorado River basin.
Wechsler, Jeffrey J.: Municipal Water Supply: Redundancy vs. New Mexico’s Forty-Year Statute (TWR #153)
Jeffrey J. Wechsler, a shareholder at Montgomery & Andrews in Santa Fe, NM, concentrates his practice in the areas of water, environmental, natural resources, public utility regulation, and complex litigation. Mr. Wechsler has litigated cases and negotiated agreements involving surface and groundwater throughout the West. He regularly represents public and private clients in litigation before state and federal courts, in stream adjudication suits, and before the New Mexico State Engineer. Mr. Wechsler has continuously represented states before the United States Supreme Court in interstate water litigation since 2002. He is currently counsel for the State of Montana in Montana v. Wyoming, No. 137 Original, and for the State of New Mexico in Texas v. New Mexico, No. 141 Original. He successfully represented the State of Kansas in Kansas v. Colorado, No. 105 Original, and Kansas v. Nebraska, No. 126 Original. He has worked extensively with experts in the areas of groundwater and surface water hydrology, and regularly advises clients on the sale, lease, transfer, and permitting of water rights. Representative water clients include states, municipalities, ranchers, energy companies, developers, utilities, private industry, and farmers. Mr. Wechsler has represented clients in the litigation and resolution of environmental matters in the areas of water quality, air quality, solid waste, hazardous waste and NEPA. He also has experience with the Endangered Species Act, CERCLA, and the defense of environmental contamination claims. Mr. Wechsler has represented clients before the New Mexico Environment Department, the Environmental Improvement Board, the Water Quality Control Commission and state and federal courts. Representative environmental clients include many of the leading energy companies operating in New Mexico, water and electric utilities, national laboratories, and municipalities. In the area of public utility regulation, Mr. Wechsler represents public utilities before the Public Regulation Commission. His experience includes general rate cases, certificate proceedings for new carriers and facilities, and disputes between neighboring utilities. In addition, Mr. Wechsler has represented clients in complex civil litigation in the areas of natural resources, eminent domain, land use and education.
Weinberg, David: Federal Endangered Species Act Decisions: The Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case (TWR #126)
David Weinberg has more than 35 years of experience in administrative and environmental law, specializing in environmental, occupational health and safety, transportation, product safety, and pesticide matters. Regularly rated by Chambers USA as one of Washington, DC’s “Leading Lawyers” in his field, Mr. Weinberg is commended for maintaining his “position as a leader in occupational health and safety, transportation, product safety, electronics and battery issues, and pesticide regulation” (2011) and highly praised by clients, who say: “It is hard to imagine a lawyer who knows the issues better” (2013). Commended in Chambers for possessing “a phenomenal level of experience” and providing “excellent analysis and strategic advice” (2010) while remaining “highly accessible” (2013), clients tell Chambers that he “knows all the players and precedents and what they need to do to be successful” (2012). He also has been listed for over a dozen years in The Best Lawyers in America, rated by the Euromoney Legal Media Group as one of the world’s leading environmental lawyers and named one of “America’s top 20 environmental lawyers” by the Guide to the World’s Leading Environment Lawyers.
Weiner, Jay: CSKT Water Rights Compact Unratified: Montana Legislature Refuses to Ratify Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact (TWR #114)
Jay Weiner spent nine years as a staff attorney for the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, where his duties included serving as the lead attorney for the Commission’s negotiations with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. He is presently a Montana Assistant Attorney General. The views expressed in this article are his own.
Weir, Stephanie G.: CERCLA Citizen Suits Provisions: "Prevailing" Party Determination - The Award of Fees & Costs in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. (TWR #85)
Stephanie G. Weir is an associate and member of the Tribal Practice Group and the ELNS Section at Short Cressman & Burgess in Seattle.
Weisz, Madeleine: Montana Water Rights Adjudication: Notable Decisions & Challenges (TWR #134)
Madeleine Weisz is a Water Master for the Montana Water Court. She earned her law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2014. During law school, she participated in the California Water Law Symposium as both a co-chair of the event and a panel co-chair. She is excited to be back in Montana, enjoying all the mountains have to offer.
White, Sharon: Water Transfers and the CWA: Of Soup Ladles & Marbles - Federal Court Reinstates EPA’s Water Transfers Rule (TWR #157)
Sharon White is an associate attorney with the law firm of Van Ness Feldman, LLP, in Washington DC. Sharon provides legal and strategic regulatory counsel to clients on the full spectrum of complex licensing, natural resources, and environmental issues related to hydropower development. With broad experience in matters under the Clean Water Act, Federal Power Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act, she represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, other federal and state regulatory agencies, Congress, and the US Courts of Appeal.
Whiteing, Jeanne S.: Indian Water Rights: The Era of Settlements (TWR #51)
Jeanne Whiteing is a partner in the firm Whiteing & Smith in Boulder, Colorado. She represents Indian tribes and tribal entities focusing on natural resources law and Indian water rights inparticular. She currently represents several tribes inthe negotiation of and/orthe implementation of waterrights settlements. Ms. Whiteing is an enrolledmember of the Blackfeet Tribe. She is a graduate of Stanford University (1972), and receivedher law degree from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley (1975). She was a staff attorney and Deputy Director with the Native American Rights Fund from 1975-1986, before entering private practice.
Wigington, Tim: Northwest Water Quality Trading: Joint Recommendations for Water Quality Trading in the Pacific Northwest (TWR #125)
Watershed-Scale Restoration Program - Addressing Elevated Water Temperatures: Idaho Power Company’s Snake River Stewardship Program (TWR #158)
Tim Wigington brings several years of diverse environmental law, policy, and business experience to The Freshwater Trust. As Associate Managing Director, Tim manages the organization’s finances, works to improve cost forecasting/management processes, helps administer implementation projects, and develops ecosystem service pricing and risk management models. Tim also works with the policy and analytical teams to help design water quality improvement solutions that balance policy, legal, technical, and economic variables, while also helping to develop new policy that will strengthen ecosystem service programs. Tim’s prior experience focused on hazardous waste, land use, property and insurance litigation, and revenue forecasting modeling related to timber management. Tim earned his J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Lewis and Clark Law School, and his M.B.A. and undergraduate degrees from The University of Portland.
Wildman, Eric J.: Snake Basin Adjudication: Lessons Learned (TWR #68)
Eric J. Wildman, is the Staff Attorney for the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) and the recently commenced Coeur D’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication (CSRBA). Eric is responsible for the management and progress of both adjudications including advising and assisting the Presiding Judge with decisions in all aspects of the two adjudications. Eric has worked under three of the four judges who have presided over the SRBA. Eric has also provided advice and assistance to other western states with respect to their water adjudications and speaks frequently on the topics of the SRBA and CSRBA. Previously, Eric worked as a law clerk for the Hon. R. Barry Wood who later became a Presiding Judge of the SRBA. Thereafter, Eric worked in private general practice at Arkoosh Law Offices, Chtd. in Gooding, Idaho. Eric received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law.
Wiley, Jakob: Groundwater Issues: Interview with Dr. Todd Jarvis, Interim Director - Institute for Water & Watersheds at OSU (TWR #137)
EPA & Water Sector Innovations: Interview with Jeffrey Lape, Deputy Director of EPA's Office of Science and Technology (TWR #140)
Jakob Wiley is a law student at the University of Oregon School of Law and a Water Resources Policy and Management graduate student at Oregon State University. Before going to law school, Jakob attended Gettysburg College, where he studied German and chemistry. His legal studies focus on water conflict management, sustainable natural resource development, energy law, land use regulation, and agriculture law. Jakob worked for The Water Report as a student intern in the summer of 2015.
Williams, J.D.: Tribal Fish Consumption and Water Quality Standards (TWR #32)
James D. Williams, of Williams Tribal Law in Portland, Oregon, represents Indian tribes,local governments and non-profits in a wide variety of matters with an emphasis on economic development, energy, telecommunications and natural resources. He also acts as a tribal appellate judge.
Williams Stephens, Lynn: PCB Measurement & Removal - The Next Frontier in Microconstituent Regulation: A Case Study of PCBs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment (TWR #158)
Lynn Williams Stephens is a Principal Engineer at Brown and Caldwell with a focus on master planning, water quality investigations, and treatment analysis and design for potable recycled water, and wastewater systems. Lynn has a MS in Environmental Engineering from University of Michigan and a BS in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Lynn has been working with Spokane County on this toxics management project for the past five years.
Wilson, John: Montana Groundwater/Surface Water Conflict - Management in Search of Science and Reason (TWR #19)
John Wilson, Conservation Director for Montana Trout Unlimited, earned his BS in Economics from the State University of New York and masters credits in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He has been active in Montana conservation issues for 25 years including Montana lawmaking and policy development on land use and water conservation. He served as the State of Montana ’s Tourism Director (1980-89),and Managing Director of the Montana Land Reliance, a statewide land trust (1990-2000).
Wisdom, Charlie: Dissolved Metals in Stormwater: Biotic Ligand Model - A New Treatment Paradigm (Obtaining Environmental Protection With New Technology & Defensible Standards (TWR #86)
Charlie Wisdom is a water quality scientist with Parametrix and is experienced in investigating the impacts of chemicals on aquatic life, wildlife, and humans. Mr. Wisdom specializes in the environmental impacts of stormwater runoff from transportation and basic infrastructure improvement projects on aquatic habitats and endangered species. Mr. Wisdom has evaluated the potential effects of discharging stormwater from transportation corridor projects (e.g., light rail, monorail, and highways) to freshwater and marine receiving environments.
Wolff, Gary: Beyond Privatization: Lessons for Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance (TWR #27)
Gary Wolff, P.E., Ph.D., is the principal economist and engineer for the Pacific Institute. Dr. Wolff is an expert in the economics and engineering of the water sector, including conservation, end-use efficiency, privatization, and incentive policies.
Wolfley, Jeanette: Tribal Water Marketing: An Emerging Voice in Western Water Management (TWR #149)
Jeanette Wolfley is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico Law School. Ms. Wolfley teaches federal Indian law, Indian water rights, federal jurisdiction, and Tribal natural and cultural resources courses. Prior to this, Ms. Wolfley practiced law for over 30 years representing exclusively Tribal clients’ interests in a wide variety of matters, both in private practice and as an attorney for the Native American Rights Fund. She is an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Wood, Julia S.: US Hydropower Development - US Departments of Energy, the Interior, and the Army Assessing and Promoting Federal Hydropower Development (TWR #78)
Julia Wood is an associate at Van Ness Feldman in Washington, D.C., where she focuses primarily on hydroelectric and electric power matters. Her practice also involves counseling clients on emerging legal issues regarding hydrokinetics and other forms of alternative energy development.
Workman, James G.: Aging Dams and Mitigation Credits: Converting Fixed Liabilities Into Liquid Assets (TWR #37)
James G. Workman has developed policy and communications strategies on controversial water, dams and natural resources issues for: heads of state like Nelson Mandela; businesses like Bechtel; and NGOs like The World Economic Forum and The World Conservation Union. For six years as Special Assistant to US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt he pioneered dozens of consensus-based dam removals. He then became Senior Advisor to the World Commission on Dams where he synthesized the words and experiences of a global spectrum of competing interests. His Botswana-based Confluence developed comprehensive watershedbased strategies in southern Africa, western India and Southeast Asia. He has edited Tsodilo Hills: Mountain of the Gods, and is currently writing Heart of Dryness: A true story about the end of water. He works in San Francisco where he is establishing DamBroker, a business founded on the principles described here. He welcomes questions and comments.
Wirz, Dawn: Water Quality Thermal Credit Trading: Methods for Quantifying Thermal Credits for Water Quality Trading (TWR #52)
Dawn Wirz, EIT, has extensive expertise in hydrology and water quality modeling. Her hydrology experience includes: overland flow and erosion modeling, including hydraulic modeling of gradually varied flow in steep pipelines; sewer and water system modeling using Mouse, MIKEURBAN, Infowater, and GIS networks; evaluation and pre-design of alternative systems for wastewater treatment; temperature and shade modeling with the model Heat Source; and water quality modeling for TMDL applications. Ms. Wirz received an MS in Engineering and a BS in Biological Systems Engineering from Washington State University.
Wuebbles, Dr. Donald: Climate Change Science Update: “Our Changing Climate: An Update on the Science” - A Presentation of Dr. Donald Wuebbles, University of Illinois (TWR #112)
Don Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. He is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences as well as an affiliate professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was the first Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at Illinois, was the first Director of the Environmental Council at the University, and was Head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences for many years. Dr. Wuebbles is an expert in numerical modeling of atmospheric physics and chemistry. He has authored over 400 scientific articles, relating mostly to atmospheric chemistry and climate issues. He has been a lead author on a number of national and international assessments related to concerns about climate change. He has also been a lead author on national and international assessments relating to atmospheric chemistry and the effects of human activities on stratospheric and tropospheric ozone. Dr. Wuebbles and colleagues received the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. He has been honored by being selected a Fellow of three major professional science societies, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society. He is the Chair of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group for the American Geophysical Union. He shares in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was a member of a federal advisory committee that assessed and in 2009 published a report on the potential impacts of climate change on the United States. Professor Wuebbles is a Coordinating Lead Author for the next major international IPCC assessment of climate change that will be published in 2013 and is a leader in the next US National Climate Assessment, being a member of the Executive Secretariat and the Federal Advisory Committee. Don and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 42 years and have three sons and two grandsons. Don grew up on a farm near Carlyle, Illinois. He has two degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California, Davis.
Yates: Scott: Wyoming Streamflow Restoration: History, Update & Current Strategies (TWR #86)
Scott Yates is the Wyoming Water Project Director for Trout Unlimited (TU) in Lander, Wyoming. Scott began working for TU in 1997. His tenure with TU has included work in the Pacifc Northwest on salmon and steelhead issues, the Rocky Mountains on native trout issues, and Idaho and Wyoming for stream flows. He left TU briefly in 2005 to work for Portland General Electric as the License Manager for the 350 megawatt Pelton-Round Butte Project on the Deschutes River. He now directs TU’s Wyoming Water Project based in Lander. Scott has an undergraduate degree from Willamette University and a law degree and environmental and natural resource law certificate from Lewis & Clark’s Northwestern School of Law.
Yoder, Jonathan: Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Appeal for Evidence-Based Discourse About the State of Washington Water Research Center Study of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (TWR #135)
Jonathan Yoder is a Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University and Director of the State of Washington Water Research Center (swwrc.wsu.edu). Yoder specializes in environmental and natural resource economics and policy, and has been carrying out water-related research for over 15 years.
Yoder, Nan M.: The Colorado River: New Operational Guidelines for Lake Powell and Lake Mead (TWR #33)
Nan M. Yoder is currently a Program Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Boulder Canyon Operations Office where she administers the project management support efforts for the planning effort to develop additional operational guidelines for Lakes Powell and Mead.
Young, Mike: Unbundling Water Rights: Pilot Program Anticipated in Nevada’s Diamond Valley / Excerpts from “Unbundling Water Rights: A Blueprint for Development of Robust Water Allocation Systems in the Western United States” (TWR #144)
Michael Young is a visiting fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. He is also the research chair in water and environmental policy at the University of Adelaide, was the Founding Executive Director of its Environment Institute, is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and is a distinguished fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. He played a key role in establishing Australia’s National Land and Water Resources Audit. A member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security, in 2010-11 he led the water component of a UNEP study on opportunities to pursue green growth strategies throughout the world. He serves as a member of the Global Water Partnership’s Technical Committee. He was a founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. In 2006, he was awarded Australia’s premier water research prize the Land and Water Australia Eureka Award for Water Research. The award recognizes the significant contribution of his research to the development of improved water entitlement, allocation and trading systems in Australia. He is an honorary professor with the University College London and, in 2012 spent several months in the United Kingdom working on water policy options for the Department of Environment, Food and Regional Affairs. This included consideration of ways to significantly reform water abstraction licensing and pricing arrangements. In 2013, he spent several months with the OECD’s Environment Directorate working on a draft framework for the design of water abstraction regimes and options for the management of water scarcity challenges in the Netherlands. He is continuing to work directly with water users in Nevada’s Diamond Valley.
Zellmer, Sandra: Anti-Speculation and Water Law: Ghost-Busting, Trust-Busting, or Ensuring Beneficial Use? (TWR #50)
Sandra Zellmer is a professor of law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where she began teaching in 2003, and a co-director of the University of Nebraska’s Water Resources Research Initiative. She is a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, a member scholar of both the Center for Progressive Reform and the Commission on Environmental Law of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and an associate member of the Resilience Alliance, a multidisciplinary research group exploring the dynamics of complex adaptive systems. She has been designated a Senior Specialist (Roster Candidate) with the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Professor Zellmer has also served as the Chair of the Committee on Marine Resources for the ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, and as an advisor to the Council of Great Lakes Governors Water Working Group Task Force on Tribal/First Nation Treaties and Reserved Rights. She teaches water law, natural resources law, environmental law, property, and related courses. She has published a casebook, NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (Thomson/West 2006), with Professors Laitos, Cole, and Wood, as well as numerous articles and commentary on water conservation and use, biodiversity, public lands, constitutional law, and cultural resources. Prior to teaching, Zellmer was a trial attorney for the US Dept. of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, where she was awarded the Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award for her work in litigating public lands issues for the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and other federal agencies. She also practiced law at Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and clerked for the Honorable William W. Justice, US District Court, Eastern District of Texas.
Ziemer, Jason: New Stormwater Regulations: EPA Proposes Rule for New Effluent Limitations - Guidelines for Construction and Development (TWR #59)
Jason Ziemer is an environmental scientist whose work has focused on municipal, construction and industrial stormwater management. Mr. Ziemer holds two US patents on chitosan-based stormwater treatment technologies and served a critical role in the development of chitosan enhanced sand filtration. Mr. Ziemer enjoys instructing erosion control/stormwater management courses and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Environmental Business Council.
Ziemer, Laura: Montana Groundwater/Surface Water Conflict - Management in Search of Science and Reason (TWR #19)
Laura Ziemer is the Director of Trout Unlimited ’s (TU)Montana Water Project. She opened the Montana Water Project office in August of 1998.The Western Water Project works in six states (Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and California) to restore and maintain streamflows for coldwater fisheries by addressing water allocation issues. In Montana, Laura has expanded TU ’s water leasing program through legislative improvements to the program as well as completing a number of conversions of irrigation water rights to instream flow rights. In addition to water leasing and other initiatives, she helped close the Bitterroot River Basin to new diversions, initiated a successful drought response plan on the Blackfoot River, and obtained a favorable ruling from the Montana Supreme Court recognizing instream flow rights under the prior appropriation doctrine. Before joining TU, Laura practiced public-interest environmental law since 1993 as an attorney with the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (now Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund) out of Seattle, Washington and later in Bozeman, Montana. With the Legal Defense Fund, Laura litigated a variety of public lands issues, including protecting grizzly bear habitat, managing northern spotted owl habitat, and challenging the dioxin discharges of the pulp and paper industry. She tackled litigation over water rights in the Methow Valley of arid eastern Washington, weighing in on water transfers and development that impacted fish and wildlife. Also in Washington State, Laura challenged the grant of groundwater pumping permits, which affected instream flows in nearby streams and rivers. Prior to working with the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, Laura served as a judicial clerk for two years to the Honorable Barbara J.Rothstein of the US District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, graduating cum laude from the Law School while earning a Master ’s Degree in Resource Ecology from the School of Natural Resources.
Interviews by David Moon, Editor:
Cleary, Paul: Oregon Water Resources Department: Interview with Director Paul Cleary (TWR #1)
Loble, C. Bruce: Chief Water Judge of Montana - Water Rights Adjudication in Montana (TWR #2)
Raley, Bennett, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science: Interview (TWR #7)
Marzulla, Roger: The ESA and Water "Takings" (TWR #11)
Washington Water Regulation: Interview with New Department of Ecology Director Jay Manning (TWR #23)
Glennon, Robert: “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It” - Interview and Book Review (TWR #64)
Bureau of Reclamation Update: Interview with Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor (TWR #82)
Instream Flows Decision in Washington: Protection from Impairment Reserved Use Rule (Reservation) Invalid (TWR #116)
Interview with Director John E. Tubbs: DNRC Director on the Exempt Wells Decision (TWR #152)
Moving Forward Following the Hirst Decision: Interview with Dave Christensen, Washington State Department of Ecology