Please join Program Co-Chairs Daniel R. Haller, a Principal Water Resources Engineer with Aspect Consulting, and Jeffrey B. Kray, a partner with Marten Law PLLC, along with an outstanding faculty to discuss the law of water rights in the State of Washington.
This seminar is designed to provide information of vital interest to water right holders, regulators, developers, consultants, and water suppliers. The program includes a comprehensive introduction and review of water rights law, updates from regulators, as well as timely information on case law, water banking, rural development, hydrogeology, and innovative water solutions.
Our panel of experts will talk about the past, present, and future of key issues in water law, including relinquishment, adjudications, conservancy boards, water banking, and instream flows.
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Daniel R. Haller, PE, CWRE, Program Co-Chair, is a Principal Water Resources Engineer at Aspect Consulting LLC. He is a state-recognized water rights expert, with experience in storage/conservation projects, as well as water banking, rights, and system design.
Jeffrey B. Kray, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Marten Law PLLC. His practice focuses on water quality, water resources, and complex environmental litigation, including Clean Water Act permitting and regulatory compliance, and CERCLA site remediation.
Robert Anderson, LHG, CWRE, is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. with over 30 years of consulting experience focused on water resources development/management, hydrogeology, geophysics and groundwater modeling.
Jamin Ankney, PE, is an engineer at Gray & Osborne, Inc. His expertise includes water system planning, water rights, wells, reservoirs, water mains, and interface with the electrical, instrumentation, structural, survey, drone, and HVAC disciplines.
David Christensen is the Program Development Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Water Resources division. He leads a team that works with the legislature and develops state policies and rules on water resource issues.
Allan Covell is a drone pilot and technician with Gray & Osborne, Inc. He has been serving primarily as a CAD (AutoCAD/Civil3D) technician since 1997. He works on water, wastewater, utility and transportation projects, as well as water system modeling.
Cody Desautel serves as the Natural Resource Director for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Since 2002 he has worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribe in roles, including Inventory Forester and Natural Resource Officer.
Nathan J. Draper serves as Manager of the Selah-Moxee Irrigation District. He develops and implements policies and procedures, prepares and submits budgets, manages district finances, addresses district issues with local, state, and federal governments.
Cody Duncan is the Manager of Admin, Growth and Development for TransAlta Centralia Generation LLC in Centralia, WA. Cody has almost 20 years of work history at TransAlta’s Centralia site and has been TransAlta’s project lead for its Water Bank project.
Margaret J. Lee joined the Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office (ELUHO) in January of 2020. She assisted the agency with its transition to electronic filings, drafted guidance on Zoom hearings, and presided over the first video hearing for the office.
Thomas McDonald, a partner with Cascadia Law Group PLLC, practices environmental law with an emphasis on water rights, water resource planning and water quality. He represents municipalities & utilities, farms/ranches, and commercial developments.
Robin G. McPherson is the Adjudication Manager at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She has worked in water law since 2011, advising and representing Ecology in permit, rulemaking, adjudication and related water law matters.
Mike Means serves as Capacity Development & Policy Manager for the Washington State Department of Health. He supports the system’s technical capability to achieve and maintain compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal plans and regulations.
Alyssa A. Moir is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates. She works closely with clients to address their business and legal needs regarding air quality, water resources, land use, greenhouse gas regulation, and hazardous wastes.
Thomas M. Pors is the principal of the Law Office of Thomas M. Pors. His practice includes water rights permitting for municipal water systems and commercial/industrial projects; water rights transfers and related transactions; and municipal water system planning.
Alan M. Reichman is Senior Counsel in the Ecology Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. He practices in the Water Resources Section of the Ecology Division and is lead counsel to the Department of Ecology’s Office of the Columbia River.
Alexandra (Sasha) Richey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering at WSU. Her main interest is in identifying/quantifying the interaction between human & physical systems, with a focus on groundwater and large-scale hydrologic systems.
Jaime Short serves as the Eastern Regional Section Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Program. He previously worked as a planner with Ecology’s Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program.
Jon Turk, PG, LHG, is an Associate Hydrogeologist at Aspect Consulting LLC. He has been providing hydrogeologic consulting services to public and private sector clients since 2001, working on projects throughout the U.S. in diverse geologic terrains.
Jill E. Van Hulle is an Associate Water Rights Specialist at Aspect Consulting LLC. She is a water rights evaluation & permitting specialist with over 25 years’ experience in water law, water rights acquisitions, and transfers for public agencies and private industry.