College of Law

Western Water Law 101: Not Broken and Ready to Meet the Moment

Western Water Law 101: Not Broken and Ready to Meet the Moment

DATE: Thursday, January 19 2023
TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MST
LOCATION: College of Law and Virtual Event
COST: Free and open to the public
1 hour CLE.
A Wallace Stegner Center Event

Understanding the foundational principles of Western Water Law is critical to solving today’s complicated and nuanced water questions. This presentation will go over the basic functions of Western Water Law, highlight means and ways the Prior Appropriation Doctrine can be manipulated to address contemporary conditions, and emphasize that working within the doctrine is the most effective way to solve pressing and acute water problems.

Free lunch for attendees who RSVP for in-person attendance.



Emily E. Lewis, Director and Shareholder, Co-Chair of Natural Resources & Water Law Practice Group with Clyde Snow & Sessions
Ms. Lewis assists clients in navigating complex water problems. She advises individual water right owners, water conservancy districts, municipalities, mining companies, and mutual shareholder irrigation companies. Her strategic projects practice extends to innovative policy work and specialty project management. She presently acts as the Utah Water Banking Project Manager and hosts Ripple Effect – A Podcast Putting Water in Context.


Utah Water Lecture Series
With support from the National Audubon Society, the Wallace Stegner Center is hosting a four-part Utah Water Lecture Series, which will include  presentations on Utah water law, Colorado River system management and diversions, measuring water use, and water and wildlife. The lectures will be held during the noon hour at the College of Law and streamed online on January 19, February 2, February 16, and March 2. If you miss a lecture, you can watch online on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel.

This Utah Water Lecture series is co-sponsored by the National Audubon Society.

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