Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

As of March 3, 2022, employers can no longer contractually require that sexual harassment and sexual assault lawsuits be arbitrated. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the 100-year-old Federal Arbitration Act has been amended by the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. The Act provides that pre-dispute arbitration agreements and…

Ripple Effect 86: Water Banking Writ Large

Free roaming discussion with Todd Votteler (Editor-in-Chief, Texas Water Journal, Host of Talk + Water Podcast, Owner of Collaborative Water Resolution) about the initiation of Texas’s review of water banking and water marketing programs. Todd provides some interesting insights into the complexity of Texas groundwater laws and the history of the Edwards Aquifer. A good working dialogue about unpacking what…

Ripple Effect 84: 2022 Utah Legislative Review

Nathan Bracken and Peter Gessel of Smith Hartvigsen review the 2022 Utah Legislative Session. We discuss several key bills affecting the Great Salt Lake, activity on Utah Lake, and several other bills affecting water in the state. A timely and topical conversation!   To listen to episodes mentioned in this conversation check out: Episode 25:…

Ripple Effect 82: Atmospheric Water Harvesting

Dr. Anjali Mulchandani, Assistant Professor at University of New Mexico and leader of their Water and Environmental Resource Sustainability Group, walks us through what atmospheric water harvesting is, how it works, where it works, and the potential it holds for the future. A fascinating discussion! To check out more of Anajli’s work visit her Google Scholar profile…

Ripple Effect 81: What Does a Water Lawyer Do?

Host Emily E. Lewis, Director & Shareholder, Co-Chair of Clyde Snow’s Natural Resources and Water Law Practice Group, has a great discussion with Graham Gilbert, Partner at Parsons, Behle & Latimer, about the bread and butter of a water law practice. They discuss the wide variety of topics a water lawyer interacts with and the…

Ripple Effect 80: Provo River Commissioner

Great discussion with Scott Bergendorf about his role as the Provo River Commissioner . We discuss the brass tacks of water distribution as well as barriers and opportunities for addressing distribution challenges. Very helpful discussion about a key element of Utah water law and management.