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Water Rights Due Diligence, Availability Analysis and Transfers

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.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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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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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 2018
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