Natural Resources and Water Law

Water Rights General Adjudications: What’s Going on and Where Are We Now?

The Utah Bar Journal recently published the article “Water Rights General Adjudications: What’s Going on and Where Are We Now?,” written by attorneys Emily E. Lewis and Timothy R. Pack. The quality of Utah’s future is closely linked to our ability to understand and manage our water resources. As one of the driest states in the nation, water is...

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Emily E. Lewis to Present at CLE International’s 27th Annual Utah Water Law Conference 10.07.2019

Emily E. Lewis will make a return appearance to present at CLE International’s 27th Annual Utah Water Law Conference on October 7, 2019. Join Ms. Lewis and other top water authorities at this year’s conference featuring an in-depth look into the Clean Water Rule and how it impacts Utah’s waters. Up to 7 hours MCLE or Real Estate credit available...

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ENREL Brown Bag Luncheon 2019 Water Law Legislative Preview

Please join Steven E. Clyde and Emily E. Lewis at the offices of Clyde Snow & Sessions on January 24, 2019 for a 2019 Water Law Legislative Preview. Addressing several key issues raised in the 2018 General Legislative Session, the 2019 General Legislative Session offers several proposed bills of note to the water law community. Many of these...

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So I Got This Weird Summons… Understanding the Utah Lake Jordan River Water Rights General Adjudication

Attorneys along the Wasatch Front may have recently received inquiries from clients regarding a “weird summons” or a “strange letter about water.” If you have not yet received a call, you most likely will in the foreseeable future. Welcome to the Utah Lake Jordan River Water Rights General Adjudication (ULJR Adjudication): it is big, it is old,...

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Water Rights for the Great Salt Lake: Is it the Impossible Dream?

Abstract: The Great Salt Lake is many things: It is a terminal lake. It’s an environmental jewel providing habitat to migrating birds and significant wet lands—nature’s best filter for preserving water quality. It supports significant economic activity. It provides various recreational opportunities, and it is a contributor to poor respiratory...

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I AM VOTING FOR TRUMP: YOU’RE FIRED! What Utah Employers Need to Know About Employee Political Rights

What a great time of year for the people of the great state of Utah!  Warm fall weather is extending the mountain biking season, and the ski season is just on the horizon.  Oh, and I guess there is an election coming up on Tuesday, November 8th.   If you are like me, your clear choice might change day to day based on new corruption...

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Noble Water Pursuits: How the Nobel Prize for Contract Theory Highlights Promising Movements in Utah Water Law

Complex situations call for creative solutions. Nowhere is this maxim more relevant than in addressing modern environmental problems. Finding and executing solutions that properly value and protect the natural world calls on leaders across disciplines to employ their knowledge in new ways. Using contracts as a means to collaboratively solve...

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