The Water Report is the monthly newsletter for water lawyers, engineers, regulatory agencies, tribes, municipalities, environmental organizations and anyone interested in water law, water rights, and water quality in the western United States. The Water Report has become the "publication of record" in the water field and the original articles are cited frequently in law review articles, legal briefs, and water-related publications. When you want detailed analysis and practical information, choose The Water Report.

Beginning our 14th Year of Publishing The Water Report!


THIS MONTH'S ISSUE - TWR #156: February 15, 2017

In-Depth Water Articles:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery - An Important Tool for Western States: Permitting Developments & Opportunities in Washington by Chris Pitre, Coho Water Resources, LLC (Seattle, WA)

Low Impact Development & Groundwater: Municipalities Should Consider Potential Groundwater Impacts Associated With Implementation of Washington State Low Impact Development Requirements by J. Scott Kindred, PE, Kindred Hydro, Inc. (Mercer Island, WA)

Water Reuse - Optimizing Water Resources in 2017 by Jim Mayer, Torrent Resources (Phoenix, AZ)

Fish Hatchery Clean Water Act Ruling: Federal Discharges Ruled Unlawful by David Moon, Editor

State Water Planning & Sustainability: Audit of Oregon Water Resources Department by David Moon, Editor

Water Briefs:
Rio Grande Compact: Special Master Report Issued in Texas v. New Mexico
2017 Water Market Outlook
and Alternative Water Transfers in Colorado Reports Released by WestWater Research
“Sustainability Policy Change” Proposed for Idaho State Water Plan
“Water Available for Replenishment” Groundwater Report Released by California Dept. of Water Resources
Stormwater: 2017 Construction General Permit Regulations issued by EPA
Sewer System Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations in Texas: Extensive Operational Improvements & Substantial Penalties
New Water Supply Projects: Ecology's Office of Columbia River Criticized in Economic Evaluation

Testimonial for The Water Report:

"I use your articles a lot in helping Members of Congress interpret various issues ongoing in the water world. You do a great job with quality, providing useful articles and valuable information."

Dave Wegner,  Former Staff Director, Water and Power Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives

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The Water Report: Water Rights, Water Quality and Water Solutions in the West

           Original Content by Experts in the Field

     Water rights, water quality, and innovative uses of water resources are increasingly vital issues in the western United States. The Water Report — a monthly water news journal for water professionals — covers the battles and changes shaping the future of water law. Water quality of surface water and groundwater, the laws that govern discharges into the waters of the United States, and the technology utilized to deal with the challenges are also a focus of The Water Report.

     Throughout the West the management of water resources faces formidable challenges. Some are more gradual, as with the relentless pressures arising from an ever-increasing population. Some are subject to abrupt change, as when evolving federal mandates — the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, Superfund, Hydroelectric Relicensing, etc. — collide both with each other and with the legal edifice of established western water law. Climate change has added a new dynamic to management concerns.

     Also throughout the West, innovative water professionals in both the private and public sectors are hammering out practical solutions. These solutions, due to historical, geographical, and regulatory similarities, benefit from a multi-disciplinary analysis of how the lessons learned can be applied elsewhere. This multi-disciplinary approach is an important provision provided by The Water Report, so that professionals in the different areas of the water world — be they engineers, attorneys, or regulators — can all understand the issues presented by other disciplines.

     The importance of water issues will only increase. A unique publication — The Water Report — will keep you informed about the latest successful negotiations, changing administrative policies, significant court cases, practical technological advances, and pertinent legislation relating to western water law and management. Each month, our major articles provide in-depth analyses by leading experts in the water field, while our "Water Briefs" keep you up-to-date and provide contacts for additional information.

     Tracking water management developments throughout the West is vital to maximizing your options in this ever-changing arena. Tracking these issues is also a full-time job. Let us do it for you! 

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David Light, Editors

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