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The 32nd Annual Conference on Critical Developments for

Water Law in Washington

Hear the current most pressing developments in Washington water right and resource management from an exceptional faculty

June 7 & 8, 2023

Live via Interactive Online Broadcast

As a value-added bonus, you'll receive access to downloadable audio and video recordings at no additional charge.

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Program Overview

What to Look Forward to

~ The interplay between water rights and needs for reallocation and environmental protections

~ Ecology's Municipal Water Law Interpretive and Policy Statement (Policy 2030)

~ Ecology's 2022 Streamflow Restoration Policy and Interpretative Statement (Policy 2094)

~ Rural Subdivisions and the Domestic Uses Exemption in RCW 90.44.050 after Ecology v. Campbell Gwinn

~ Current water code enforcement priority areas, lessons from recent enforcement actions, and creative settlement approaches

~ Current issues in water right changes and transfers

~ Early Steps for the Nooksack Basin Adjudication

~ Relinquishment and the applicability of exemptions

~ 2023 Legislative recap

~ Recent noteworthy judicial and administrative cases

~ The role of Tribes as water resource co-managers

~ Tips for effective participation in PCHB proceedings

~ Legal Ethics

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Faculty Bios

Joseph A. Brogan, Joseph A. Brogan, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Foster Garvey and one of the leading water rights lawyers in Washington state. He provides strategic advice, permitting and litigation support to water purveyors, public utility districts, ports, industry clients and private property owners.

Matt Janz, Matt Janz, Program Co-Chair, is an Assistant Attorney General on the Water Resources Team in the Ecology Section of the Washington Office of the Attorney General. His primary practice is advising the Washington Department of Ecology on water resource issues, primary in Eastern Washington.

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