May 4, 2018 12 p.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
Want an introduction to (or refresher overview of) the prior appropriation doctrine and how users of surface water establish water rights under that doctrine?
During this one-hour webinar, esteemed faculty Professor Robin Craig of the University of Utah will work through the basic tenets, rules, and terminology of prior appropriation, including a bit of history of why and how western states adopted prior appropriation in the first place.
It will explore such issues as:
- Where did prior appropriation come from?
- How did different western states come to adopt prior appropriation?
- What do we mean by “first in time, first in right”?
- How does a water user establish an actual water right?
- What is beneficial use and why does it matter?
- What are the components of an appropriative water right?
- Why is priority important, especially during drought?
- What does it mean when a “senior water rights holder” “calls the river”?