The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the webinar “Water Law Overview and Update” on April 6 from noon to 1 p.m. as part of its ongoing Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Stewardship Series.
Cost is $35, and advance registration is required at https://tx.ag/RWFMStewardshipWebinars.
After payment has been received, a follow-up email will be sent from the event organizer with instructions on how to access the webinar.
One Texas Department of Agriculture laws and regulations continuing education unit is available.
For questions, contact series co-creators Brittany Chesser, AgriLife Extension aquatic vegetation program specialist, Bryan-College Station, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Morgan Treadwell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension rangeland specialist, San Angelo, at email@example.com.
Expert legal speaker, updates on changes to water law
The featured speaker is Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo. Her presentation will offer a high-level overview of Texas groundwater and surface water law.
“Lashmet will cover several key cases related to each,” Treadwell said. “Additionally, she will provide an update on the current WOTUS — Waters of the United States — situation on the federal level.”
Lashmet said this is a timely topic given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new WOTUS rule and the litigation surrounding the rule, including a key case here in Texas that recently resulted in an injunction preventing the rule from being implemented here as in other states.
“There is no question that water law is an important issue for Texas landowners,” Lashmet said. “Understanding how the law applies to both groundwater and surface water is critical for any rural landowner in the Lone Star State.”