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Water Rights Due Diligence, Availability Analysis and Transfers

January 29

Learn how to protect valid water rights and how to attack the assertion of invalid water rights.

Water is one of the scarcest resources on the planet, and it is one that has been fought over for hundreds of years. The ability to use water is literally a question of life or death for an individual or for the life of a business or community. Most people have no understanding of their water rights, how to prove them, how to protect them, how to defend them, or how to manage them in commerce. Water rights are most often appurtenant to land, but are sometimes treated as an afterthought in real estate transactions. This topic will prepare you to understand the principles applied to water rights, but more importantly how to protect valid water rights, and how to attack the assertion of invalid water rights.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to define the various types of water rights and how they are initiated.

- You will be able to describe the process for adjudication of water rights.

- You will be able to explain the due diligence process for investigating the validity of a water right.

- You will be able to discuss the water availability analysis process and develop the necessary evidence to prove or disprove its existence.

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Agenda

Definition of a Water Right
  • The Various Types of Water Rights
Initiation of Water Rights
  • Declaration of Water Right
  • Water Right Permits
Adjudication of Water Rights
  • Vested Water Rights
  • Permitted Rights
  • Proof of Water Rights
  • Objections
  • Hearing on Adjudication
  • Determination by State
  • Court Review
Water Right Due Diligence
  • Source of Water Right
  • Location of Water Rights
  • Water Rights Records
  • Tax Assessor's Office
  • General Land Office Records
  • Local Historical Societies
  • Local Newspapers
  • Local Library Biographies
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Forest Service
  • State Records
  • Court Records
  • Family History
Water Availability Analysis
  • Required for Development Projects
Water Rights Transfers
  • Pre-Statutory Exemptions
  • Permitted Water Rights
  • Severance of Water Rights
  • Basin Wide Adjudications
  • Emergency Transfers
  • Temporary Transfers
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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for engineers, hydrologists, public works managers, utilities directors, city and state officials, planning and zoning officials, government and municipal administrators, contractors, subcontractors, planners, building owners, inspectors, environmental professionals, developers and consultants, presidents and vice presidents, project managers, architects, surveyors and attorneys.

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Michael J. Van Zandt

Michael J. Van Zandt

Hanson Bridgett LLP

  • Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Practice emphasizes water law, water rights, water rights transactions, water rights defense, and water rights validation
  • Conducts seminars on water rights issues and water rights transfers
  • Wrote several publications regarding water rights, especially as they relate to federal lands and taking of water rights by federal agencies
  • LL.M. degree, University of Virginia Law School; J.D. degree, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law; A.B. degree, St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at 415-995-5001 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 400913
Published 2017, 2018
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