By 2025 up to 40% of the world will live in water scarce regions. Global water consumption increases at twice the population rate. In 1960 the world’s population was 3 billion, which represented a doubling of the population since the mid-1800’s. By the year 2000, the population had increased to over 6 billion. Less than ten years later it had reached 7 billion. Within thirty years it will reach 9 billion. Competition for water supplies for drinking and sanitation, production of food and generation of energy to supply this population requires vision, expertise, and creative planning. Our firm leads the field in diligent, cutting edge, sustainable planning and legal services in the water resource field. Planning and development of assured, adaptive water supplies are a hallmark of our firm.
We offer concentrated expertise in:
- water rights law
- water resource and waste water planning
- water transfers
- water quality law
- infrastructure planning and development
- basin planning and mediation
- transboundary water issues
- tribal water law
- geothermal law
- aquatic environmental law (ESA and wetland law)
Our client range from individuals to major corporations…from municipalities to regional basin authorities…from ranchers to resorts. Our confined area of practice requires us to be versant in the physical sciences, economics of utility regulation and resource and infrastructure planning. Our task is to integrate these facets of the practice resulting in a solution that meets the client’s schedule and objectives.
Waterlaw: Patrick, Miller, Noto has attorneys licensed in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas. We have offices in Aspen, CO | Basalt, CO | Denver, CO | Scottsdale, AZ | Tulsa, OK.