Washington's Drought

Putting Streams and Fish in Peril

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The Center for Environmental Law & Policy’s mission is to protect Washington State’s rivers and aquifers by advocating for science-based, sustainable water management in the legislature and courts, and with government agencies.

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Why Water Matters

Water is our most finite and precious natural resource. Yet, we are failing to protect this life-sustaining resource, and depleting our rivers and aquifers.

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How We Work

We use our expertise in water law and policy to advocate for sustainable stewardship of Washington’s ground and surface waters.

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June Edition of Washington Water Watch is Out!

Our June edition of Washington Water Watch is now available. Check it out here! This month, we profile our new board member, Brady Johnson, discuss our intervention into a law suit filed that challenges the Dungeness Instream Flow Rule, update our work on the Columbia River Treaty negotiations, highlight a petition to restore Moxlie Creek and more.

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Report Released on Columbia River Governance through Prism of Tribes and First Nations

The University Consortium on Columbia River Governance has released its report: A Sacred Responsibility – Governing the Use of Water and Related Resources in the International Columbia Basin through the Prism of Tribes and First Nations. (click to download, 9.20MB) The report is based on the 4th transboundary symposium held at in Polson, Montana, in October 2012 […]

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