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Can you own water if you are not from here?

In this special bonus episode, we wanted to share a few extended excerpts from our interview with James Eklund, a water lawyer and recognized authority on water management in the West. He was the architect of Colorado’s Water Plan, and regularly works with governments, state agencies, and private companies on water infrastructure projects and water law policies. We talked with him about the controversy over water speculation, selling water rights for profit, and who should own water rights in Colorado.

James Eklund, Attorney, Sherman & Howard

Further Reading

"Colorado is examining water speculation and finding it's 'all the problems' in one." KUNC Colorado NPR. May 5, 2021.

"Wall Street eyes billons in the Colorado's water." New York Times. January 3, 2021.

"Colorado wants to keep investors from flipping water rights. Let the speculation begin." The Colorado Sun. December 14, 2021.



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