Feb. 26, 2021
Groundwater withdrawal rights to be discussed in ag law webinar
By Will Clark
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center will discuss regulations and requirements for groundwater withdrawal
- Webinar is March 17 at noon to 1 p.m. EST
- No cost to participate
- Register online at https://bit.ly/3lhLaTe
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Many agricultural producers rely on groundwater for irrigation, but regulations for withdrawing it can vary from state to state.
“Agricultural irrigation, which accounts for the largest use of groundwater in the United States, often requires the use of high-capacity wells,” said Linda Reid, owner of Water365, LLC. “The regulation of these wells is left largely to states, resulting in significant variation across the United States.”
Reid will discuss high-capacity wells and their regulations in a free webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center.
“This webinar will explore the various legal approaches governing the right to withdraw groundwater, as well as the regulatory frameworks in place for groundwater withdrawals via high-capacity wells,” she said.
“The rights and regulations for withdrawing groundwater are really dependent on states, so this webinar will be very helpful to producers across the United States,” said Harrison Pittman, Director of the NALC. “Linda will also cover recent legal decisions and how they will affect these practices.”
The webinar is scheduled for noon EST/11 a.m. CST on March 17. Those interested can register free of charge at https://bit.ly/3lhLaTe.
About the National Agricultural Law Center
The National Agricultural Law Centerserves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.
The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
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Media Contact: Will Clark
National Agricultural Law Center
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture