This summer the Colorado Ag Water Alliance is putting together a series of interviews on water issues of interest to the agricultural community. These interviews are with water experts around the state and discuss everything from water law, water quality, and water use in agriculture. They will be playing on air and you can find them on their website in the resources section at coagwater.org.
The next in the CAWA series is another interview conducted by CAWA Executive Director Greg Peterson with John Kolanz, partner with the law firm of Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC in Loveland, Colorado regarding the Clean Water Act and Waters of the United States. Kolanz spent over 25 years counseling clients on a broad range of environmental and natural resource law issues arising out of business operations, enforcement activities, and real estate transactions, including the permitting of large water infrastructure projects. John’s career has involved serving clients both as a private sector attorney and as in house counsel.
The Colorado Ag Water Alliance (CAWA) is comprised of agricultural leaders from across Colorado committed to the preservation of agriculture through the wise use of Colorado’s water resources. Members represent major facets of production agriculture, as well as partner organizations such as the Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Learn more online @ https://www.coagwater.org/