Jun 20

Luncheon Event June 27th, 2017

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Lunch Talks

Tuesday June 27th, 2017

Stanford University Survey on Colorado Water Rights Transfers


Please join AWRA Colorado for an interactive discussion about the evolution of water rights in Colorado.  We will start the discussion with a presentation about an on-going survey about water rights transfers.

Philip Womble, a PhD student at Stanford University and a licensed Colorado attorney, is conducting a survey of Colorado water attorneys, engineers, and hydrologists about water rights transfers. Philip developed this survey based on feedback he received in ten preliminary interviews with leading Colorado water attorneys, engineers, and hydrologists. In particular, the survey seeks to capture:

1)      benefits of Colorado’s judicial approach to changes of water rights; and

2)      estimates of legal and engineering costs for applicants and opposers to complete prospective changes of water rights

Philip will be providing an introduction as to why this survey is being conducted, and what it aims to accomplish.  Please see the attached request if you are interested in participating in the survey.

Womble AWRA Survey Request

You may also contact Philip by email (pjwomble@stanford.edu) or phone (919-265-7189) to schedule an interview.


Philip Womble – PhD Candidate at Stanford University 

Philip Womble is an attorney and a PhD Candidate in Stanford University’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). He received his JD from Stanford Law School in 2016, and for his PhD, Philip has completed coursework for a PhD Minor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Philip’s PhD research studies various aspects of water rights transfers in Colorado. His work experience includes legal summer jobs with a private water law firm and a conservation group in Colorado. Philip also worked for two years at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC, where his work primarily centered on law, policy, and watershed planning for wetland and stream compensatory mitigation under Clean Water Act section 404. He is originally from North Carolina and holds a BS in Environmental Sciences from UNC-Chapel Hill.



Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00,

Program at 12:15

Location: Leonard Rice Engineers
1221 Auraria Parkway

There is limited LRE visitor parking along with meters and pay lots nearby.
(Pay lots are cash only)

We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag” it.

The meeting is free but please RSVP at the link below:

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