Water Rights Engineering Including Case Studies

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Water Rights Engineering Including Case Studies
Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, May 25, 2018 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Leonard Rice Engineering Training Facility
(303) 455-9589
1221 Auraria Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204
United States

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When: See information above.     
                
Where: See information above. 

Cost:   Cost for this two-day class is $790.00.  
               Early registration fee is $725.00 unit April 27th
              CASFM member fee is $740.00.       
               Early registration fee is $695.00 unit April 27th
The lower fee for everyone and the CASFM discount is possible because
this class is sponsored, in part, by Urban Drainage & Flood Control District.

CEU’s: You will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEU’s or 15 PDH’s for this course. 
               You will receive 12 ASFPM Core CEC’s toward CFM certification.  

Why you should take this class:

If you are a consulting engineer, an engineer working for any government agency, a decision maker or an administrator, this class will provide you with insight in a very critical area of water resources, namely, western water rights.  Water rights are the fabric of semi-arid and arid regions of Colorado and westerns United States. 

Basic understanding of the principles behind the prior-appropriation doctrine and how it differs from riparian and other types of water rights administration is vital in the decisions and recommendations one makes regarding any new project or modifications to any existing project.  Any project dealing with water resources, whether it be water supply, water storage, detention, agricultural use, water reuse, stormwater, etc. often needs to recognize how they may affect or may me affected by water rights laws and regulation.  Such insights can save significant time and resources for your client and your organization.

What you will learn:
This workshop and training will focus on water rights and water administration in Colorado, with emphasis on engineering aspects.  It will address various water rights doctrines, Colorado Constitutional basis and water law, securing water rights, changes in water rights and plans for augmentation, organizational structure for water administration and water management, interstate compacts between Colorado and neighboring states, consumptive use, evaportranspiration, stream depletion calculations, interaction between surface runoff and water rights, groundwater appropriation and administration, and engineer's role in developing facts and in providing expert testimony.  The course will cover:

1.  Fundamentals of water rights in Colorado
2.  Steps needed to obtain and secure a water right
3.  How to evaluate water rights and determine their 
     dependability under different hydrologic conditions
4.  Administration of water rights in Colorado
5.  Engineering calculations in water rights use, change of use,
     transfers, substitute water supply and water rights 
     augmentation plans
6.  How to develop facts, participate in negotiations with 
     other water users and provide expert testimony
7.  What is needed to protect water rights of a client or your 
     organization from changes that may occur on the 
     stream system
8.  When the water rights become an issue for a project
9.  Applicable terminology and how to communicate effectively 
     when discussing water rights related matters

Computers:  Bring your own computer for this class.
You will need one to participate in a workshop exercise that requires access to the internet.  . 

Faculty:
Mr. Alan J. Leak, PE, is a Principal of RESPEC and has served as an expert witness in cases dealing with water rights, water augmentation plans, water resources development, substitute water supply plans, reuse and exchange plans, water rights accounting, development of water supply plans, and many other areas of water resources engineering, including water resources computer modeling and stormwater management. 

He has over 33 years of experience in water resources engineering. He has also served as an expert witness in a number of water court proceedings and hearings for which he developed testimony, participated in depositions and appeared under cross-examinations.  Alan's in-depth and unparalleled expertise offers you a unique and exceptionally valuable learning experience.  

Colorado is a great place to visit!
There are many activities this time of year such as touring, wonderful scenery, photography, fly fishing, camping, rafting, etc.  You may want to extend your stay and take advantage of one of the most attractive areas in the country for little rest and recreation.

The size of the classroom will be limited.  To assure a space for yourself we suggest registering as early as possible

For more information, call us at 303-728-4449 and ask for Ben, or e-mail him at info@uwtrshd.com.

 

Contact Information

  • Call Ben at 303-728-4449
    E-Mail: info@uwtrshd.com 
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